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Guest Picks: It's a Mod, Mod World
Furniture with a midcentury modern bent may never go out of style, thanks to pleasingly simple lines and punchy colors
My husband and I just bought our first home. While we haven't moved in yet, my mind is spinning with how I'm going to furnish it (the manager at West Elm knows me by name) and decorating ideas. Luckily my day job is blogger (http://youaremyfave.com/blog/) so my projects can double as work.
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Midcentury furniture is in style and for good reason. With clean lines, tufting, simple knobs and great colors and patterns, it's hard not to like it. I've mixed and matched my own furniture so that my home doesn't turn into the set of Mad Men, but I would happily add any of these pieces to my collection. — Melanie from You Are My Fave
Taylor Chair - $849
Sometimes you compromise style for comfort, but this oversize chair gives you both. I love the range of colors it comes in too.
Eastvold Classic Coffee Table - $920
This classic coffee table design is great looking while still being very functional. My pile of monthly magazines would get stored inside.
Orla Kiely Lusk Sofa, Pumpkin - GBP 1,756
I saw this small sofa in the Orla Kiely store in New York last month and nearly fainted because it's so pretty. The size would be perfect for a small space, and the red-orange color would add happiness to any room.
Orla Kiely Lusk Armchair, Moss - GBP 1,196
I can't wait for the new Orla Kiely furniture line to fully launch and make its way to the US. I need to find room in my house for a few pieces like this mod chair.
Orla Kiely Giant Abacus Cushion, Slate Blue and Red - GBP 39
Most of Kiely's patterns are reminiscent of the '60s, but I think this Abacus pattern is especially mod looking.
TrueModern Luna Sofa
If you like the look of white but are nervous about it, think about light gray. Isn't this couch so stylish?
Fireside Easy Oak Chair, Kvadrat CodaYellow - GBP 1,518
I love the clean lines and light look of midcentury furniture. This sleek mustard-colored chair is no exception.
Jennifer Delonge Daddy Ottoman - $559
Even if it's just a place for your feet to land, an ottoman can be good looking too. Plus, this one comes in tons of colors and patterns to match your decor.
Midcentury Tallboy Dresser - $425
If you're looking for the real deal and not reproductions of pieces, this site shares vintage furniture listings for the Chicago area. I want this dresser!
Amanda Custom Sofa - $823
This sofa can be customized to your liking for a very fair price. I love the tufting on the back.
Modern Ottoman, Orange - $179
I know the quality of furniture from Urban Outfitters isn't the best, but if you're looking for an affordable way to furnish an apartment and still keep it stylish, they have some great-looking pieces like this ottoman.
Modern Chair, Gray - $359
This chair has good lines and a great color. Plus, it's very affordable.
Avec Peacock Apartment Sofa - $1,199
I've ordered several pieces of furniture from CB2 and have only had good experiences. The color of this sofa is beautiful.
Dual Pebble Tufted Sectional - $1,799
Sectionals tend to be oversize and bulky, but this one is the opposite. I call the corner spot!
Wallace Credenza - $2,849
For some reason, it's hard to find stylish media storage. A credenza like this would do the job very nicely.
Nixon Love Seat, Klein Wheatgrass - $1,499
Putting together this ideabook has convinced me that I need more furniture. This love seat is perfect.
Seville Leather Chair, Camel - $2,699
My husband will tell you that if I buy anything leather, it's in this honey shade. It looks even better upholstering this classic chair.
Eames® Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, Cherry Stain Wood Leg - $889
I've decided that if I ever own an Eames piece, I want it to be this chair. What, you don't dream about which Eames you'd own?