How much can you mix up mid century?
Faith
August 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am in love with anything fifties and sixties. I just moved in with my fiance, whose living room is very seventies (which is also good for me). Globe-shaped lamps in chrome and plexiglass, parson tables, lots of deep reds and browns. I just found a coffee table and two end tables (images attached) that I simply ADORE, but am conflicted about getting them because it would mix everything up. Am I correct that it won't work? (The couch they will accompany is also shown)
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Margo
These tables will work with that sofa. Chrome and globes will too;)
August 7, 2013 at 6:10am   
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twbalding
Mid-Century furniture is great for an eclectic room. The simple modern lines work well with just about any other style. As long as you like it, go for it...
August 7, 2013 at 6:18am   
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Ashley Hashman
I agree, mid century is a pretty broad era that definitely can include some seventies influence. I agree that the tables and sofa will look great together!
August 7, 2013 at 6:18am   
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Faith
Thank you so much for the input.
August 7, 2013 at 6:22am   
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Margo
Don't forget to get some groovy pillows:)

August 7, 2013 at 6:27am   
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Inspired Interiors
love the tables - go for it. Dont forget some bold splashes of color!
August 7, 2013 at 6:36am   
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B Paton
Buy those tables!!!! They will look amazing with the couch and all things you mentioned. If I had it to do over again, I would fill my home with retro furniture, so easy to clean & easy to live with.
March 10, 2014 at 6:59pm        Thanked by Faith
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saratogaswizzlestick
Those tables are fantastic. They are wonderful with the things you have.
March 10, 2014 at 7:14pm        Thanked by Faith
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remike
The tables go great with the couch. Mid century is like the Switzerland of design - it goes with everything. I've seen it mixed in with colonial and even with post modern. Buy and use what you like. Check your wardrobe. Do you have vintage Clothing that you wear with new shoes or outerwear. Mix it up !
March 10, 2014 at 9:09pm     
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