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Mid-Century Modern

Draw inspiration from the '50s and '60s.

Fashion house Bottega Veneta's early fall 2011 show proved that the swinging sixties are back. Saturated colours, chunky stripes and beehive hair ruled the runway. Bring these bold hues home with a modern lounge chair, oversized coffee table books, or pillows piled on the floor. Stick to solids over patterns, and keep other furnishings sleek and simple.

For more runway-to-room trends, see our photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Janis Nicolay (chair, living room).
  • Source: Runway, Bottega Veneta; chair, House & Home May 2010 issue; living room, House & Home March 2009 issue.
  • Products: Harry Bertoia's Asymmetric chaise for Knoll; Minotti bookshelves, Livingspace Interiors; B&B Italia ottoman, B&B Italia coffee table, B&B Italia sofa, Eames walnut stools, Saarinen side table, area rug, Flexform chairs, Flos floor lamp, Inform Interiors; custom drapes, Sylvia Phan, Saifan Design.

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