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Art Deco: The Mid-Century Trend Your Living Room Needs

Art Deco – The Art Deco Trend is rather influential in the world of interior design, inspiring especially textile and furniture design. Art Deco is the new mid-century modernism interior trend. As one of the most inspiring, opulent and glamorous periods in design history, hints of Art Deco are popping up in detailing on tables, chairs, lighting and the mixed metals trend also give a nod to the style. Join Best Design Books and discover everything about this design trend:       DANDY SIDEBOARD Sleek and stylish, the Dandy Sideboard truly embodies the best from Scandinavian design roots. Since it is very versatile, it can be used as a drinks cabinet and be placed both in a living or dressing room. Its body is entirely made of solid walnut wood and it resembles a kitsch radio because of its shape and the use of grill cloth on the doors. GET PRICE   REEVES CHAIR An accent chair that could easily be considered a piece of futuristic furniture, due to its edgy and stylish design. The chair-back and legs are made of a tubular brass structure, simulating a crescent bow on the back. Finished with single loose cushions, both on the seat and back. GET…

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Mix Metals Is The Perfect Design Trend For Your Mid-Century Living Room

Mix Metals – This spring we are mixing it up! This season it’s all about playing with both warm and cool metallic tones. Mixing the warmer tones of copper, gold or brass with the cooler tones of chrome, silver, and steel brings sophisticated dazzle to your interior. Today, Best Design Books is going to show you some ideas for experimenting with mix metals in your mid-century modern living room.    Metal isn’t just for the kitchen and bathroom, it can also liven up a living space. Typically larger than the kitchen or bath, the living room provides a larger playground, which is nice if you want to try new ideas. You can use lighting fixtures, fireplace tools, statues, supply accents, metal table-tops, the options are endless, and the good news is that they don’t have to match anymore. At the heart of this trend is the desire to personalize a living space. The combination of finishes gives a room the fresh feel of a custom-designed setup instead of the out-of-the-box environment of consistent metals. Furthermore, carefully chosen contrasting pieces suggest a collection over time, adding an individualized elegance to the room. The Konstantin Side Table has an elegant look full of refinement and modernity….

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Miller’s Mid Century Modern

For lovers of mid-century interior design looking into adding the style to their homes, Judith Miller’s Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design is an excellent guide. The book, which was published in November 2012, is a comprehensive guide to the style that has stood the test of time and still inspires modern decorators. For those who sigh over the clean lines of an Eames chair or the rounded swoops of Georg Jensen silver, this is a book to treasure. The book covers the most iconic designs and designers from the 1940s to 1960s providing information on the development of different innovations in design, production methods, and materials. This era was particularly rich in change as more and more designers pressed the limits of what was possible. Furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period are some of the most desirable collectibles on the market today. Miller’s guide has stand-alone feature pages highlighting the careers and influence of groundbreaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Licienne Day, Georg Jensen, Arne Jacobsen and many others. The book contains 500-plus photographs making it a must-have for collectors, designers and others looking for photo references. Miller began…

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