You know that thing that happens when you hear about something for the first time, and then suddenly you begin seeing (or hearing about) it elsewhere? Well, about two weeks after that conversation, I received an email from the good people at Chairish. They asked if I would like to curate a mood board highlighting some of the Mid Century Modern pieces from their site. (You can find those HERE.)
Little did they know that I am currently in the middle of transitioning my daughters' playroom into a den and that I've been envisioning a sort of Mid-Century-Modern-mash-up for the space.
The whole thing was so serendipitous that I just had to say yes. (And for the record, there is no compensation involved; I just felt compelled to do it given the circumstances.)
What you see below is one of many mood boards that I could have created. Seriously, the possibilities are endless and I just know I will going back for more.
2. Original Contemporary Abstract Green Painting
3. Framed Haha Ink Drawing
4. Truncated Isocahedron Pendant Light
5. Navy Velvet Mid-Century Sofa
6. Tony Paul Attributed XO Wire Frame Table
7. 1950s Allan Gould String Chairs - A Pair
8. Premium Flokati Rug in White
9. Worlds Away Hudson White Lacquer Gold Leaf Chest
10. Suzani Gulkurpa Accent Pillow
Let me tell you about what I did choose. I designed this room around the couch. I'm sure you've noticed that blue tufted velvet sofas are all the rage right now. While I love blue velvet, I'm not so fond of the tufting. So when I saw the gorgeous Navy Velvet Mid-Century Sofa pictured above—with its beautiful blue velvet, but without the formal tufting—I knew it had to be my focal point.
I thought the Suzani Gulkurpa Accent Pillow would add a fun and unexpected pop of green, which is my favorite color. There were so many neat pillows to choose from that I'm sure I could go back and pick ten more if I were so inclined.
There was also a fantastic selection of art. Pictured above are three pieces that I thought would go well in the room, though, much like with the pillows, the choices were endless. I especially love the Original Contemporary Abstract Green Painting which I thought went nicely with the couch and pillows. The Framed Haha Ink Drawing was just funny and I thought my kids and their friends would enjoy that touch of whimsy while hanging out in the room.
I went back and forth about whether or not to add a coffee table to the design. Again, there were some great ones to choose from. In the end, however, I decided to leave the space in front of the couch clear so the kids could sit on the Premium Flokati Rug (not from Chairish, though I found out later that they do have one). Across from the couch there will be a televsion on the wall. I wanted a piece to put underneath it which could serve as storage for remotes, video games, etc. and I thought the Worlds Away Hudson White Lacquer Gold Leaf Chest would do that nicely. I also thought the gold leaf went well with the pair of 1950s Allan Gould String Chairs. (To say I am obsessed with them would be an understatement; I don't know how comfortable they would be but they sure look cool.)
When I saw the Truncated Isocahedron Pendant Light I just had to add it to the design. I love the shape and I thought it paired nicely with the Tony Paul Attributed XO Wire Frame Side Table.
Though I am by no means a professional decorator, I sure had fun playing one on the internet! If you happen to check out Chairish after reading this post, let me know. I would love to see some of your favorite pieces.