Get the Look: A Small Studio with Mid Century Flair

published Jul 3, 2019
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This sunny Brooklyn apartment may only be 208 square feet, but it’s filled with stunning mid century pieces, pops of plant life, and tons of books and records. And who can resist that bright yellow sofa? See how you can recreate the look using our Bazaar picks below.

From Maxwell:

Dear Readers, 

What are you looking for? We’ve just cleaned out and relaunched our marketplace as 
Bazaar – the best place on the web for vintage designer furnishings and accessories directly from others in our community. These are our top picks for today, all sourced by Sarah Lyon from a small, sunny studio in Brooklyn.
Best, M
CEO & Founder

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  • Vintage Blue Ralph Lauren Trunk – $185 or best offer – Beautiful vintage Ralph Lauren trunk. This was purchased from the Ralph Lauren home same in New York. In great condition! – NYC
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  • Crate & Barrel Leaning Bookshelves – $100 each – Crate & Barrel Sloane Leaning Bookcase (set of 2). Solid wood construction, Crate & Barrel no longer makes this model. Bought new, gently used and then stored. Sold as a pair for $175 or individually for $100. – SHIPS
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  • Eames Style Retro-Classic White Chairs (set of 2) – $100 or best offer – Set of 2 shell chairs that are barely used and in good condition. These are from a pet- and smoke-free home. A few minor scratches on the wooden legs but not very noticeable. One larger scratch is pictured but can’t really be seen unless you get close. Comfortable chairs that are also lightweight so they are good for moving around for different occasions. – BROOKLYN
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  • Stone plant stand – $120 or best offer – This is a rare stone plant stand, not sure what type but it is incredibly heavy. Can be used for many things beyond a plant stand, and fits into a lot of styles. I bought this about a year ago at a flea market and need to sell as I am moving out of the country. – TORONTO

Other Favorites on Bazaar

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  • Vintage Mainline by Hooker room divider/wall unit – $850 – Gorgeous solid wood wall unit by Mainline by Hooker. Room divider with enclosed bar cabinet. Multiple shelves, one drawer with vertical wood detailing glass doors on both sides. Bar cabinet has fold down door with brass hinges, interior shelf, and removable serving tray. Brass tipped legs. Excellent condition exceptional for its age. Minor imperfections light dings and scratches to legs, light wear to front edge, small chip on edge, and on back of bottom ledge drawer has light scratching on front and stain on inside (see pictures). – SHIPS
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  • MCM Statement Figured Maple Highboy Dresser – $325 – High-quality construction and a statement mid-century look! This highboy dresser has beautiful figured maple veneer and retro oversized brass pulls. Lots of storage, with five deep drawers (top has dividers for socks/underwear). Super solid piece with hidden caster wheels for easy moving / rearranging. Please check your measurements this is a larger than average dresser. There are a few veneer patches and some discoloration on the top (see photos), overall nice condition. – CHICAGO
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  • Vintage cabinet with 3 drawers by Jofco – Vintage mid century modern small cabinet with 3 drawers (Bottom drawer has a filing envelops railing). Has some signs of wear due to the age Good vintage condition. (see photos) 2 cabinets are available. – SHIPS