Decorating & Design

February 11, 2021

Design Debate: Is Mid-Century Modern Style “Meh” Or Marvellous?

The mid-century modern aesthetic, a popular style of architecture and furniture that first appeared from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, has captured the design hearts of many. Furniture from this era is understated yet finely crafted, with simple forms, clean lines and no extra ornamentation. Versatile, attractive and functional, mid-century modern pieces are known for blending well with other aesthetics to punch up any interior.

Of course, there are always a few quibbles when working with this look. Authentic mid-century furniture can be expensive. Some consider the style ubiquitous, almost too popular, today. And though the vibe is great for pared-back rooms, it may be too spare for those who like more-is-more decorating.

Here at H&H, we think mid-century modern style is a great aesthetic with staying power. We’ve collected some of our best rooms with mid-century flair and we want to hear what you think: Is mid-century modern style “meh” or marvellous?

Author: Day Helesic & Jenna Wilhelmsen