Category Archives: mid century

modern mid-century apartment

I came across this incredibly beautiful apartment the other day. It’s in Stockholm and belongs to the prop stylist Joanna Lavén. I love the modern mid-century style with a  Scandinavian touch.

hallway, mid-century

 

modern mid-century living room mid century stockholm apartment

 

idhalindhag-interiors

mid-century bar table

mid-century stylish kitchen

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Storgatan-11-2

mid-century apartment - bedroom

If I could choose one apartment to move to right now, it would be this one!

http://www.agentmolly.com , http://www.linkdeco.se, Photographs: Idha Lindhag

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table decorations

These are my table decorations at the moment – a slate plate and shell that we brought back from our trip to Wales, stones from Croatia trip last year, a Fentiman’s rose lemonade bottle with lavender (I love that rose lemonade!), a table runner from the 50s and iittala candle holders.

table decoration stones shells slate plate

 

table decoration table runner 50s

 

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50s kitchen

The Swedish interior magazine Hus & Hem’s latest issue is a special retro issue – i love!

One article is on a modern 50s kitchen:

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

Rosenvang, Malmo. 50s kitchen - Hus&Hem

Rosenvang, Malmo. 50s kitchen – Hus&Hem

The house is very close to where my parents live and where I grew up in Malmo! It’s from 1948, but the current owners redid the kitchen 2005 with the help of a carpenter. The carpenter got them all the vintage details.

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The 50s interior design trend

Trends come and go but one interior design trend that doesn’t seem to let go at all is the mid century, 50s design. People scan vintage stores for sideboards, teak tables and vinyl chairs, pay extreme amounts for an Arne Jacobsen piece, there are tons of reproductions and a lot of our new furniture is inspired by the 50s, for example Ikea’s Stockholm Spring 2013 collection.

Second world war had just ended, the future was bright and focus was on family and home. People wanted new furniture with modern, sleek design. They wanted colours and patterns. Houses were smaller than before the war which meant furniture needed to be more practical. Stack-able chairs and smart storage were introduced.

elle decor – restorative power

50s teak sideboard. Source: witanddelight.tumblr.com

50s dining table. Source: bo-laget

The string system designed by Nils Strinning 

Stringhyllan. Source: ninnisvintage.blogspot

string plex - shelves and cabinets in white, wall panels in clear perspex

String plex. Source: string.se

Kitchenware from Sting Lindberg

Sting Lindberg, Gustavsberg. Source: press pic from Gustavsberg

Gustavsberg. Source: press pic from Gustavsberg

Print wallpaper

50s printed wallpaper. Source: eco boras tapeter

Fitted kitchen

Fitted 50s kitchen. Source: kvanum kitchens

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen – Series 7 – Source: Fritz Hansen

The egg chair – arne jacobsen – Source: imgspark.com

Ikea Stockholm

Ikea Stockholm Spring 2013 Collcetion. Source: thishomesweethome.com

IkeaSHcabinet

Ikea Stockholm Spring 2013 Collcetion. Source: thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk

The style in bullets:

  • open plan
  • fitted kitchens
  • stacking furniture
  • new materials – PVC, Formica, fibreglass, rubber, melamine, aluminium, vinyl, plastics
  • abstract, geometric patterns
  • animal and nature prints
  • smart storage
  • pastel colours
  • bright colours

Check out how I renovated a teak sideboard here and the 50s dining table we recently bought here.

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