5 gifts under $100 for mid-century modern design lovers


Authentic pieces by masters of simple, timeless design from the 1950s and 1960s are getting VERY expensive.

Even grandma’s ordinary everyday items from around mid-century are suddenly in vogue and going for hundreds. But here is a list of iconic mid-century designs that you can still find affordably (under $100) and bring that touch of modernist magic to your home.

Read my article on Medium for the suggestions of five stylish objects by iconic mid-century modern designers. All items are still being produced today and will make a classy and smart gift. Read full story…

Mid-century modern inspiration in the living room: IKEA Ottil and Johanne cushion covers and Arne Jacobsen patterns - Vertigo/Centennium Circler and Trapez


A little over a year ago, we bought a charming 1952 time capsule of a house. In the year that followed we spent most of our dollars on replacing electrical wiring, plumbing, and improving energy efficiency. However much we wanted to fill the place with authentic (and expensive!) mid-century modern furniture, we had to wait. 

On one of the many IKEA trips I made to furnish the house on a budget, I was playing with the idea of finding pieces inspired by famous mid-century modern designs. Quite surprisingly, I found a lot!

Below are my five picks for the living room. While we’re dreaming of acquiring authentic mid-century treasures one day, these affordable IKEA pieces* can meanwhile help create a period-appropriate feel in our house. 

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