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!

Mid-Century Bedroom Style Tips from Elise Joseph | west elm

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.”

Mid-Century dresser - Mid-Century Bedroom Style Tips from Elise Joseph | west elm

Mid-Century Bedroom Style Tips from Elise Joseph | west elm

“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.”

Mid-Century Bedroom Style Tips from Elise Joseph | west elm

Mid-Century bedside - Mid-Century Bedroom Style Tips from Elise Joseph | west elm

“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

Mid-Century 6-Drawer Dresser

Monte Mirrors

Mid-Century Nightstand

Large Mid-Century Tray

Mid-Century Curtain Rod

Mid-Century desk - John Vogel Chair

Bentwood Pendants

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Elise Joseph of Pennyweight

Elise Joseph is the multi-talented stylist, art director and blogger behind Pennyweight Blog and Pennyweight Goods. Follow Elise on her highly reccomended Instagram + Pinterest accounts.

Photos: Ryan Bernal

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March 19, 2014

So lovely!! Pennyweight is a personal favorite and everything she touches is gold!!! Dying to know that paint color?!!


March 19, 2014

What mirror, or style mirror, does Elise have over her dresser? So beautiful!

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March 21, 2014

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April 17, 2015

I see this mid century nightstand used to come in a lovely teal color. Is it still possible to find in that color? If so, can you help me find one?

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