For this first, Furniture and Finishes Friday post, I thought I would dive into my favorite design style. French Mid-Century Modern. Mixing French antiques with funky mid-century pieces can be a lot of fun. One of the best ways to find cool and unique pieces, is to shop consignment stores, and antique stores, or for a real bargain, I have even found some great pieces on Facebook Marketplace.
When it comes to French antiques and Mid-Century Modern pieces, your investment goes a long way. These are pieces that stand the test of time, both in quality and appeal. Occasionally I will mix in modern pieces that you can purchase new, but those original core pieces are worth finding. In most cases you will have to have them reupholstered, but this gives you an opportunity to put your own custom look on a timeless piece.
The easiest way to achieve this style in a space is to find a beautiful French antique chair. There are many styles of French and antique chairs. Here are just a few.
You can also mix and match French modern chairs.
Then pair it with a Mid-Century Modern sofa. The options for these are endless. If you can't find an affordable antique there are some create options through Jonathan Adler, West Elm, JoyBird, https://www.dwr.com/living?lang=en_US, Anthropologie, CB2, and Wayfair, just to name a few. Here are just a few ideas.
Find a simple coffee table and unique side tables to compliment your core pieces.
Find interesting lighting. The lighting can be what defines the space as modern, Hollywood regency, tor transitional. This should be a statement piece. Here are just a few ideas.
They key is to select quality pieces that speak to you and create a balance between the two styles. These spaces should feel fun and curated.
If you love this style but struggle with figuring out how to pull it together, you can set up a consultation with me HERE. You can also share your ideas and favorite products in the comments below.
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various