Approaching Midcentury Modern Style

For distinct style that’s always appreciated, let’s consider for a moment midcentury modern.

Born in the — you guessed it! — mid-20th century, it was a seminal movement in which utility reigned supreme. Organic shaping, clean lines and uncluttered designs were embraced, with a focus on simplicity and functionality. It also ushered in the use of non-traditional materials: While wood continued to be used prominently, metal, glass, vinyl, plastic and fiberglass materials were widely adopted and incorporated into many designs.

The result is a thoroughly unique, inviting and approachable look that remains incredibly popular today. The best part is that it is endlessly versatile. You can add a piece here or there and easily incorporate it into your home’s current landscape, dipping a toe into the retro pool without diving in headfirst.