Identifying Your Design Style
Two years ago here on the GHID blog, we had a series called Detecting Your Interior Design Style. In it we covered Eclectic, Contemporary, Traditional, and Modern styles! Today we are reviving this old series with a brand new season of exciting episodes, the first of which will cover mid-century modern style!
What is the Definition of Mid-Century Modern Interior Design?
Mid-Century Modern is essentially just what it sounds like. It is a style that was first popular from roughly the 1940's to the 1970's, and came out of Word War II as designers opted for a more organic and simple style, full of curves and geometric shapes. The term was popularized in the 80's, with the release of Cara Greenberg's book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. The term applies to furniture, architecture, and art. In architecture, Mid-Century Modern homes can be identified by a large amount of windows and an open floor plan, and almost are always found in post-war suburbs. These homes were designed to bring a modern touch to these suburbs, and met the needs of the average American family at the time.
Let's Get Familiar with Mid-Century Modern
Organic shapes and a desire to incorporate nature into interior design is a staple of Mid-Century Modern.
While natural, curvy shapes were incorporated, there was also an emphasis on geometric shapes. The key was to get the two to work together in harmony!
Walls of windows and fold-up furniture with multiple uses were both popular when this style first began, and can still be used very tastefully today!
Hopefully this gave you a jumping-off point to do your own research. What style should we tackle next here on the blog? Let us know in the comments!