10 Sources for a Happy Modern Style

10 Sources for a Happy Modern Style

Jason Loper
Jul 7, 2012

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.)

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