10 Tell-Tale Signs Your Home Style Might Be: Mid-Century Modern

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Mid-century modernists love clean lines, informal living, and a love of the past. Think your home could pass as mid-century modern? Here are ten signs to tell for sure...

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1. The producers of Mad Men visit every year to see what’s fresh and new.

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2. If a chair isn't shaped like an egg, pod, bubble, or womb, you don't know quite what to do with it.

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3. 99% of your furniture happened before you were even born.

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4. You stalk elderly neighbors (and their furnishings).

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5. Your weekend plans are solely based around your estate sale schedule.

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6. You know that bullets are really planters, and hairpins actually legs.

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7. You’d sell your mother for a perfectly stocked bar cart.

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8. Your three chihuahuas are named Eero, Eichler, and Eames. George Nelson is your cat.

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9. Palm Springs is your mother ship, and it regularly calls you back home.

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10. If a home doesn't contain at least a little aqua or teal, it's officially dead to you.

Not sure if this is you? Keep exploring your style: 10 Tell-Tale Signs that Your Home Is: Bohemian, 10 Tell-Tale Signs that Your Home Style Is: Organic Modern, and 10 Tell-Tale Signs that Your Home Is: Industrial.

(Image credits: Gregory Han; Bethany Nauert; Aaron Able; AnnaMaria Stephens; Marcia Prentice; Bethany Seawright; Ann Manubay & Dabney Frake)

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