There are some fun and simple ways to add a touch of mid-century style to your maison. Classic vintage designs evoke a sense of nostalgia and brings warmth and familiarity to your home.
1. Vintage lighting
Changing a light is a relatively small change but it can make a big impact - this striking palm frond lustre instantly changes the aesthetic this living room.
2. Create a retro bar
Whether you have a compact apartment or a rambling estate, a retro themed home bar is a fun way to mix nostalgic cocktails for your guests. Decorate your bar cart with Michel Dartois pineapple ice buckets and vintage accessories.
3. Vintage stemware
Nothing beats pouring champagne into a classic champagne glass for a touch of 1950's sophistication. Vintage stemware also makes an original French wedding gift.
4. Classic leather furniture
French leather club chairs have truly stood the test of time and are now a statement chair for all interiors - from industrial to farmhouse, modern to traditional.
5. Sunburst mirrors
The sunburst design is no new invention - it dates to the 17th century, when King Louis XIV popularized the sun motif. During the 1950's and 60's sunburst and starburst mirrors were popularized and redesigned.
Try hanging a sunburst mirror in a bedroom, above a fireplace or as a gallery wall for some mid-century style.
Chaty Vallauris is the brand to look for when choosing a genuine vintage sunburst mirror and can be easily identified by their maker's mark.
6. 1950's-1970's European homewares
Explore our full Mid Century Maison collection.
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