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Posts tagged: Mid-Century Modern



Mid Century Modern is defined by the creative, original style of furniture and architecture so popular in the 50′s 60′s and 70′s. Much of the furniture was designed in the 1920′s by greats like Marcel Breuer and  Mies van der Rohe. Designers like Charles and Ray Eames and Aero Saarinen designed in the 50′s. What follows are some examples of this ever popular interior design style.


Here’s the perfect 50′s look: low slung sofa, bent wood chair, tall shapely lamp and medium wood tones not to mention the gorgeous sheers on the windows.  Momentum by Harlequin


What is more iconic than the Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe designed in 1929 and still perfect in the new milleneum. Graceful, georgeous, functional. By  Design Within Reach


Another must have for the mid- century modern home, the sputnik light. This one  is by Jonathan Adler in satin nickel.


The pattern and color of this wallpaper is such a great look with the skinny legged table and sofa. By Harlequin


Another iconic symbol of the 50′s is this the Womb chair designed  by Aero Saarinen. This one in gray is very restful. By  Knoll

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID,  is an award winning interior designer inMinneapolis,MN.





                                                                                  ALL THINGS RED AND GREEN

Bring home some cheer for the Holidays and beyond with the following one- of- a- kind furnishings for modern interiors.


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Brighten up a winter room with a Mid Century Modern sofa in red from Design Within Reach.red green pillow

This cozy chair is all dressed up in red and green “peppermint stripes”. Fun  “Medley Spot” pillow is the perfect finishing  touch. Fabrics by Jane Churchill.

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Add some whimsy with a rustic red leather chair in Cowboy style! Handcrafted heirloom furniture by Old Hickory.

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Let’s switch it up with an elegant emerald green chest in painted burl. Wow! Consulate collection by Century.

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Humorous “March Hare” wallpaper in red and white by Jane Churchill. What could be more fun?


Add some real pizzaz to your kitchen for the Holidays with this red quartz countertop in Cardigan Red. by Cambria.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. go to www.letitialittle.com.


                                                            RED, WHITE AND BLUE for HOME INTERIORS

What could be more American that red, white and blue. It’s a timeless color scheme that is both nostalgic and brand new. Great for any season or any interior design style.

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The Ikat print on pillows and chair is the perfect color source for the strong navy walls and true red accents. Great updated look for red, white and blue.By Century Furniture.

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Oversized aspen leaf wallpaper is perfectly complimented by this streamlined Mid Century Modern sofa in white. Top it all off with a  red  striped area rug for a bold new look for modern interiors. Furnishings by Harlquin.

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Unique  one- of -a -kind pieces and unusual antiques  say “Americana” in this Hamptons boutique owned by designer Anthony Baratta.

Baker chairArchival print from the 1930′s was originally wallpaper designed by Sidney Haward in London. Chinese flowering branch and butterfly combined with Persian nightingale and banded stems make for a glorious fabric fit for any traditional interior. By GP & J Baker.

Letitia Little, Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. for info www.letitialittle.com.



MORE TEXTURAL TOPICS in Fabulous Fall Colors



Here are more exciting textures and colors that inspire me as I design interiors for clients. I see alot of interior product so I am always drawn to the new and unusual in fabrics, furniture and accessories. 

This richly textured chenille fabric has the visual warmth of a hand knit sweater. Looks great on the modern arm chair. By Romo

Thick strands of seagrass are loosely woven into the drum shape of the Nina chandelier by Made Goods. It’s perfect for Mid Century Modern interiors.

Textured, small scale weaves with a luxurious hand add tactile dimension to chairs and sofas. Fabrics by Romo

Is it mineral or furniture? This chunky stool in gold crackle ceramic can be used outdoors or indoors. Talk about unique! by Made Goods

Wool area rugs from the Middle East are  in a special category of textures all their own and  are always in demand and in style.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is a licensed, award wining interior designer located in Minneapolis, MN. for more info go to www.letitialittle.com.

Mid Century Modern Interiors-1950′s Inspired fabrics

I was in one of my favorite interior design showrooms the other day and was  so enthralled by these new 1950′s inspired fabrics and wallpapers, I just had to do a new  post about them.

These linen prints are so playful. I love the 50′s dresses and the colors. . .  just the thing for pillows, window coverings and furniture in any mid century modern interior.

Wonderful Retro chair in gray and yellow, a favorite color scheme of mine. And the wallpaper captures the era to a tee!

The curtain fabric and  sleek, minimalist sofa reiterate the 50′s theme so perfectly, you just want to sit right down and enjoy!

Crisp, clean  wallpapers and fabrics enhance the spare style of these interiors. What could be more relaxing? High Society Collection by Villa Romo.

This post is for you, Linds!

Letitia Little  Allied ASID, CID is a licensed, award winning interior designer located in Minneapolis, MN. for more info visit www.letitialittle.com.


 Just about this time every year I start to think about spring. Don’t we all? I was inspired by these new introductions to some outdoor furniture lines that I like. Each one of them is inviting and enticing, reminding us that warm weather is on the way! 

I was really drawn to the clean lines of this outdoor furniture group called Bloc by Gloster. It’s so tailored and comfotable looking it could go inside too.

More from Gloster. Very simple,  modern styling that lets you change out the synthetic slings for more color options. I happen to love the turquoise-so cool, yet energizing.

 Mid Century Modern goes outside. This  take on the original Eames chair from the 1950′s is made in durable materials and finishes to withstand the elements. ”Outdoor Eames” from Design Within Reach.

More modern styling from Gloster. This group is called Cloud. Aptley named.  All fabrics are acrylic (weatherproof)

Another Mid Century Modern outdoor chair from Design Within Reach. Hard to believe it can live outdoors! Beautiful.

Talk about comfort! This furniture is upholstered in acrylic fabric on durable weatherproof frames.  A true outdoor room you could spend all day in. Weather Master  by Lane Venture.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. for more info visit www.letitialittle.com.

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