Like the living room shown here, happy modern style takes the best of mid-century and modern design and adds a liberal dollop of color and personality. While we may not all be ready for smiling rugs, this style is a great way to showcase your love of design without taking yourself too seriously. After the jump, check out a list of 10 happy modern resources along with a slideshow of our favorite products.
• Jonathan Adler — The first name that comes to mind when I think happy modern is Jonathan Adler. What started as whimsical pottery back in the late 90s has expanded to colorful furnishings for the entire home. Shown here: Templeton Queen Bed.
• Dwell Studio — From furniture, like this Sven Dining Chair and Axel Dining Table, to rugs, fabric and wall decor, Dwell Studio is a great resource for decorating and DIYing.
• CB2 — Crate and Barrel's younger sibling is a great resource for modern furniture with punchy color – like this Specs Trefoil Chair.
• Unison — Of course happy modern style extends beyond furniture. Unison is one of our favorite resources for stylish bedding, like this Sailor + Regatta Navy Duvet, as well as table linens and other housewares.
• 2Modern — With a little help from stores like 2Modern, you can have a happy modern child, too. Items like the Sparrow Crib would be welcome additions in small space nurseries that are shared rooms.
• Woonwinkel — Named after the Dutch word meaning "home shop," Woonwinkel offers furniture, accessories and lighting from independent designers. We're especially fond of this Civic Stack Dresser from Portland designers Von Tundra.
• Modernica — Not only does Modernica offer fun modern designs, like this Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman, it's all manufactured in Los Angeles. (We took a tour of their factory back in 2007.)
• Module R — As their name suggests, this online store focuses on modular designs. From furniture, like these Boom Design Hive Cubes, to lighting and art, Module R is a tinkerer's delight.
• Resource Furniture — Small space dwellers will love this option. Resource Furniture is happy modern with an added surprise - it all mutli-purpose, like this La Literal Bed.
• Rypen — This Minneapolis collective curates a web shop of cool designers from all over the world. Like many of the designs, New Breed Furniture's Petalpy Chairone come out of small one- and two-person workshops.
(Images: 1. Gene & Heidi's Colorful Art-filled Home; All others as credited above.)