Mid-century modern style is one of the most popular interior design revivals of the last decade – that's if it ever really left us. Based on the Mid-century movement of 1945 to 1975, it celebrated organic shapes, simplicity and ergonomic design.
Typified by lots of wooden furniture from high-profile Scandinavian manufacturers and textiles and wallpaper in graphic prints, Mid-century modern style is fun, stylish, but incredibly liveable. What's more the look works well in both modern and period homes – so anyone can channel a bit of the Mad Men vibe at home.
This living room in a converted school building – with its industrial elements and parquet flooring – totally lends itself to the Mid-century modern style. Shop the look below to mimic in your own home.
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Vitsœ 606 universal shelving system | Prices based on components used
This versatile shelving system can be built to suit your space and what you need to store. Customise by adding shelves and even cupboard and drawer units as your requirements change. They also create an option that is not wall-mounted and can be used to divide a room.View Deal
Ercol no longer make the Jubilee sofa, but you can find them second hand on eBay, Gumtree, Etsy and some antique centres. The nearest replica is the Ercol Studio Couch, from £2256 on Choice Furniture SuperstoreView Deal
Ercol no longer produce the Ercol Windsor armchair (find a pre-loved one on eBay), although they do make their classic Windsor dining chairs, available on Heals. For a new replica, try the Ercol Marino chair, for £1,655 on HealsView Deal
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The beauty of this living room is that much of the furniture has been sourced from vintage stores and antiques fairs. This is great for creating an authentic look, but makes it harder to replicate at home. However, modern alternatives are available as are great second-hand options.