The ‘ 70s are back in style.
Before you cringe conjuring up visions of avocado kitchens and orange shag carpet, know that updates give these midcentury-inspired pieces the modernity they crave. The trick to keeping them from looking dated or theatrical is to find pieces in updated silhouettes. Here are a few to make your next room design super groovy.
Made from combed and recycled cotton sourced in North Carolina, Room & Board’s Annika throw adds instant texture to any room. The classic waffle weave offers depth, while the warm brown tones ground it. Toss it over a brown or mustard sofa to stay within the palette.
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Lee Jofa Lyre Paper in Fiery (price upon request)
Part of Kelly Wearstler’s collection for Lee Jofa Modern, the Lyre paper sings in Fiery, pulling in copper, peach and other traditionally earthy neutrals. Use it as an accent wall or go for bold and cover an entire space with it. If you’re not feeling a wallcovering, it’s also available in a corresponding fabric.
Florence Knoll Relaxed Settee in Hourglass Beeswax ($8,450)
Forget references: You can have a piece of Florence Knoll’s original design from 1954. Updated to be slightly softer and deeper than the first iteration and done in a nubby mustard hue, it’s the epitome of modern design. Not feeling the yellow? It comes in 15 total colors.
Arteriors Turin Side Table ($1,625)
Contemporary and sculptural in style, the Arteriors Turin Side Table is functional while nodding to the past. A muted jade green shade veers the color towards neutral, and the high-shine lacquer effect adds visual interest. Practical in nature and highly architectural, it’s the best of both worlds.
Half-Moon Ivory Velvet Dining Chair ($1,299)
From its wildly popular Lawson-Fenning collection comes CB2’s Half-Moon Ivory Velvet Dining Chair. Made from solid black American walnut and ivory velvet, it’s an explosion of texture that will elevate any room. Details such as channel tufting and solid brass accents make it modern, and its scale makes it versatile for both dining and living rooms.
STORY: Lauren Finney Harden
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