Mid Century Modern Living Room Challenge

Well I do love a bit of mid-century modern design. If you’re not sure what that looks like, its design that looks like it stepped out of the 1950s/1960s, with a slightly contemporary twist.

So when the people at the Kairos Collective Furniture Marketplace challenged me to find my perfect living room mid-century modern pieces, I thought absolutely, why not.

I also thought you might like to see the kinds of things I might choose from this style for inspiration for your own homes. Here we go…..


Velvet sofa || Chair  || Chest || Teak Lamp || Pendant Lamp || Rug ||Cushion || Green Vase || Gold Bowl || Blue Pineapple ||

I’m quite taken aback at how close they are to pieces I would shop for today. The Kairos Collective Mid Century Modernist Furniture Boutique is a curated marketplace for the home, bringing together the best of London’s many different design neighbourhoods into one online design district. Love that statement. Now these pieces are for keeps, they’re not whimsical purchases. The furniture and accessories at the Kairos Collective are for design lovers on the lookout for one-off original pieces. Many are lovingly restored just waiting to be connected with a new owner. Someone who will cherish their find for many years.

Let me talk you through the pieces I’ve chosen. I started with the seating, going for my colour scheme of choice for the moment, blues and whites. The stunning velvet sofa would be a centrepiece in the room, whilst the statement chair offers additional seating. I couldn’t source a suitable coffee table but for storage I went for the stunning teak chest of drawers. Who says drawers are just for a bedroom.

Lighting is always important and I love that classic mid-century pendant light, in blue, coupled with a table/desk lamp for the chest, again in teak. The soft furnishings, for example the cushion and rug are both exactly the kind of print and design I would choose out for my home right now. I just love this geometric design and its perfect for this collection.

For accessories in the room I’ve gone all out and really channelled by inner sixties vibe with these bold and brilliant vases. This is where I’m introducing some vivid colour into the room. The tall green opera vase is unique glass piece by the Salvadore brothers from the Studio Salvadore. The gold fin bowl is finished with acid polishing that softens the cut surface, creating a contrast with the glossy interior of each piece. And then finally, the pineapple centrepiece in emerald has to be my favourite. By Luke Jacomb it is dramatic, whimsical and flamboyant. A great piece for the mid-century modern living room.

What do you think of my moodboard? Could you see yourself using any pieces like this for your own home?

Images courtesy of the Kairos Collective

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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1 Comment

  1. Ruthie
    February 22, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    That chest of drawers, and that lamp, yes please! And you managed to find a pineapple in interiors existence that isn’t brass, love this whole look, great selection Jen

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