Get MidCentury Style In Your Home Office on a Budget

Get MidCentury Style In Your Home Office on a Budget

Mike Tyson
Nov 19, 2010

Hunter and Casie's recent house tour over at Apartment Therapy is quite the charmer. Their midcentury décor would make any modern revivalist jealous. They have a keen ability to seamlessly blend the affordable with high end to create an overall highly sophisticated apartment. We'll let you know how to get a similar look on the cheap after the jump.

IKEA's FADO pendant lamp
We've raved about the Fado table lamp before and now it is the pendant lamp's turn. The design is simple, elegant, and refined. Hunter and Casie use a similar style lamp throughout their house. They're eye-catching but do not obscure the beautiful wooden ceilings.

IKEA KULLA floor lamp
These are the exact floor lamps Hunter and Casie use in their living room. The high-gloss finish and simple silhouette makes them a perfect choice for any mid-century décor. It is available in multiple colors and a tabletop size as well.

Vintage typewriter
More than likely this will be a purely aesthetic object — I'm not sure how many of us are still using a typewriter. We like it, however, because it does lend a flare of a true mid-century lifestyle. Craigslist and sidewalk sales are often great sources to pick up a vintage typewriter for a very reasonable fee.

Treat yourself to one authentic piece
When creating your mid century décor, it is nice to allow yourself to pick up at least one authentic, licensed item from the period. One semi-affordable option are George Nelson's beautiful clocks. Contributor Joel Pirela has a nice collection of his own in his mid-century nest. By purchasing at least one true mid-century piece, your room will feel more authentic and true to the period rather than just be an entire replica of what once was.

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