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You may already know this about me but I love Mid-Century interiors. It's been a love affair that has been growing for years, ever since I moved to London and got my own place. The one thing about our flat that I'm not 100% happy with is our seating. We have one sofa, it's charcoal grey and quite stylish but it doesn't add that much to the room. If our flat was a little bigger I would love to invest in a few armchairs for Simon and I, perfect for reading in and relaxing.


I was recently introduced to the Norwegian brand Ekornes who make Mid-Century inspired sofa's and chairs and I've spotted a few that I really love. It's like Ekornes have managed to read my mind as their Metro chairs tick all the style and comfort boxes. I think that's why I love Modernist design so much, it just works. As Joe Sparano correctly said “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”

I wanted to share some amazing vintage images that have really been inspiring me to re-think our living space recently. Hopefully one day soon we'll move into a bigger place so I can re-shuffle a bit and purchace the armchair of my dreams.







Flickr is a goldmine if you're looking for vintage magazine clippings or images. I could spend hours browsing through those retro interior shots. Anyway on to the chairs. Here are my picks from Ekornes that I think would be perfect for a Mid-Century Modern scheme.




That teal one. Yum.

Do you have a comfortable armchair that you love? (If so I am very jealous!)

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  1. This is so totally and utterly Mad Men. I LOVE it!! I've got a bit of a penchant for mid-century interiors too. I'm lucky enough to be the owner of a Le Corbusier chair. It really doesn't fit well in our cottage but I love it so much an will never get rid of it!! Thanks ever so much for sharing with #HomeEtc — Caro xx

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    1. I wish I could live in a Mad Men room set! Ohhh jealous of that chair!

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  2. I love this style and, showing my age, those photos are remarkably similar to how I remember my grandparent's living room being (and the staff room in my hight school). Good design always stands the test of time.

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    1. Grandparents always had the best Mid-Century rooms didn't they? I was so sad when my uncle got rid of all my grandmas Ercol furniture.

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  3. Lovely! And what a cool period to follow. I didn't think that these would work in my new home but I bet they would!! Thanks for linking up and sharing, love jess xx

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    1. I think Mid-Century style would suit most homes as the style is quite un-obtrusive and simple.

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  4. These are beautiful, I have many pictures of my grandparents house from the 80s with pieces that they would have bough years earlier looking exactly like this and I love how styles come around again. Erkornes chairs are amazing aren't they? X #HomeEtc

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    1. Ahh wow, that house sounds like my dream!

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