Elise Joseph of Pennyweight regularly shares an impressive eye for design on her blog, and her personal style at home is particularly fantastic.
It’s difficult to look inside Elise’s Mid-Century Modern Nashville bedroom, and not to feel a little jealous…
Lucky for all of us, Elise put together some of her thoughts and advice on incorporating Mid-Century Modern style into your own bedroom, the Pennyweight way. Read on and get inspired!
From Elise Joseph:
“Mid-Century Modern style has simple, clean lines and a sort of organic ease about it that I love. I am most drawn to pared-down wood furniture that is functional, uncomplicated, and has very natural characteristics.”
“This time period created a seamless flow of comfort and style from the outdoors-in. I try to incorporate the same in my home—big windows with great light, small hints of brass, leggy wooden furniture and plenty of leafy green plants.”
“The problem is, modern can often feel stark and cold, especially when it’s not mixed with other styles. It’s important to incorporate this look without going overboard and having a home that feels like an episode of Mad Men (although I do love me some Don Draper.)”
“Keep a neutral color palette with small pops here and there so it doesn’t overwhelm. Play with textures. If you are still hesitant, try touches of mid-century with a statement light fixture, retro mirror, or even just a simple kitchen item.”
“Innovative designers and household names like George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames and Harry Bertoia were important in this era. Their craftsmanship comes with a hefty price tag today, but you can find reinterpretations that provide the same sleek look and feel for your own space.”
Elise Joseph’s 7 Mid-Century Bedroom Picks
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