Monday, 30 May 2016

Mid Century Modern and A Pretty Office Design

Happy Monday Friends :D The bedroom redesign is running behind as the electrician was unable to do any work last week. I'll be showing you more of the bedroom design once we are back on track, but for now.....

I have already mentioned how much I love mid-century modern furniture and lighting in a previous post. Their simple, elegant, clean lines, that adhere to function and form are so easy on the eye and is why they work so well today in our modern homes. There is however, a typical image which springs to mind with Mid-Century Modern and I want to show you how you can create the perfect feminine and pretty office setting using this style.

1. Mid-Century Desk - West Elm2. STUA Gas Task Chair - Atomic Interiors3. Vitra Soft Shell Chair - Atomic Interiors4. Mid-Century Small Console - West Elm5. PH Artichoke Pendant - Aram6. Bespoke furniture - Me :D 7. LED Spots by Phillips 8. PH 3/2 Table Lamp - Aram 9. Bloomingvale Table Lamp - Amara


The PH Artichoke lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen is a beautiful, beautiful decorative pendant light and is a design classic that offers great diffused lighting thats glare free lighting, which is ideal for an office setting. It was originally designed in 1958 in enamelled aluminium and steel, but today you will find it in different colours and finishes.

The PH3/2 table lamp in opaline glass and polished chrome compliments the PH Artchichoke light offering elegant, simple and comfortable lighting layer to the space.


The accessories I chose for the space compliment the elegant forms of the furniture and lighting and, of course, the beautiful contemporary Alexander McQueen "Poppy Days" wallhanging is a real feature of the office design. Adding great contrast of texture and pattern it injects colour that visually softens the look of the overall design to stop it from looking stark and clinical. It is an explosive dramatic art form that is mesmerisingly beautiful. Did you know that wall hangings were really popular amongst Parisians especially during the Art Deco period.

The "Here and There" cabernet rug has wool and silk accents which when layered against the Barefoot BirkHam carpet adds depth of colour to the room and grounds the design with its deep colour contrast.

One of my finds for the design was a Sylvia Stave pewter vase which epitomises the era with its linear lines engraved in the pewter material which mimics the Eltis Candy silk wall covering. The pretty art nouveau dish by Rostand was chosen for its pretty feminine quality which compliments the Poppy Days wallhanging by Alexander McQueen.

The silk peony roses and yoshino berries from John Lewis are feminine and a reminder of the outdoors and keeps us in touch with nature and our well being.

Window Treatments

Simple flexible slatted blinds remotely controlled offer the perfect solution to control the amount of light entering the room. They are made from a soft organic weave that is textured which creates interest to the room.

Wall coverings

Pattern and texture have been added to the design by using  Eltis Candy Silk Effect vinyl wall covering. With the subtle linear patter creating a visual calming backdrop to the office space. Its also great as its hardwearing and has a varnished top coat for increased UV and abrasion resistance. The silk effect to the wall covering ensures some reflection of light into the office.

Elevation drawing

So there you have one of my designs for a pretty feminine mid-century office design proving that it  doesn't have to be all dark wood and bright colours ;D

Have a good week Friends and enjoy the bank holiday today if your in the UK.

Maria xx

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