Get The Look: Mid-Century Modern

June 2nd, 2015

One of the most important things to consider when decorating a condo is continuity. Condos are, more often than not, very open – living, dining and kitchen areas generally share the same space. This is when it becomes important that decor is cohesive, as small inconsistencies will stick out like a sore thumb. Cohesion also helps enlarge a space, instead of chopping it into pockets of different colours and patterns.

That’s why we love this condo redesign from New York. Plush fabrics and textures punch up a classic, dark neutral colour palette. The mid-century modern furniture is just Mad Men enough without being campy, and touches like a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree and clean circular hanging mirror bring everything into 2015. A neutral palette helps incorporate lots of seating, a marble coffee table and an abundance of mixed metallics, without looking heavy. Our favourite part? The gold credenza that doubles as a bar cart. We’re never leaving.


Mid-century is one of the bigger recent trends in furniture, but this take gives it balance and weight for a more classic feel. We love that this living room works just as well on Friday night as it does on Sunday morning. Get started on your own mid-century den with the pieces below:

Marble Oval Coffee Table, $599, West Elm


Acadia Accent Table, $299, Crate & Barrel



Patina Copper Cube, $299, Crate & Barrel


Crosby Mid-Century Sofa, $1199 and up, West Elm

Available in 12 colours!


Metal Frame Chair, $1299, West Elm



30-inch Circular Brass Mirror, CB2, $149tork-brass-dripping-mirror


Cross-hatched wooden credenza, $1499, West Elm



Mixed Metallic Cocktail Set, Crate & Barrel, $14.99 and up

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Diamond Lattice Throw Pillows, CB2, $24.95 and up



Covet Copper Vase, EQ3, $24.99


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