Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Modern Atomic

Maybe it's all of the Wes Anderson films I've been watching lately, because when we put together our house I found myself going for very bold, bright, cheery colours and so we ended up with a very colourful living room! On the outside our house is a very typical fifties ranch style design (though recently renovated and modernized) so I felt it would be fitting to have at least one room in our house that pays a homage to some of the elements of classic 1950s interior design. I love the look of the classic atomic home, however to me personally sticking to period detail was not a priority as much as comfort was.

Instead, we went for a few authentic vintage pieces from the 1950s and the rest is mostly from Ikea and Kmart. The good thing about vintage being so trendy at the moment is that it's become easier to find modern furniture that has a vintage look to it. Our vintage pieces in this room are the Don Rex chairs which have been freshly reupholstered and the sideboard that we use as a television stand (tv not pictured as modern flat screens are not quite so pretty)! As it is, the living room does not feel complete just yet - the walls are a little bare so in the future I will be adding a few more posters and maybe some plants - maybe more cats - kidding!

13 comments:

  1. I love all the colour! It looks really fab; I have long lusted after a sofa like yours... I just can't buy one until I have my new house. I thought I recognised that coffee table; I think I have the smaller version in my living room currently ;) x

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  2. NICE! I want to live there ;) I love that you used that Ikea rolling cart as a liquor cart. I bought an actual liquor cart and now wish I had gotten a bit more creative!! This is cuter!!

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  3. Such a lovely little space and definitely reminiscent of Wes Anderson film sets. Really digging your sofa and that awesome bar on wheels!

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  4. This room exudes cheerfulness and stylish fun! It's so pretty, classic and yet also fresh at the same time. J'adore!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. I love this style so much! The warm colors are so inviting :)

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  6. Sooo beautiful and so cheerful!! Love that sofa and the sweet bar!! Duchess is a darling!!! :)

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  7. Such a happy and stylish room, I love it! The cocktail trolley is superb!

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  8. It looks light and bright and very neat and tidy! I love that you have one of those tripod light things, I like those a lot but they are so expensive. I would love to see your other rooms when you get around to doing them xx

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  9. Wow, gorgeous! I agree...I like the atomic and timeless looks too. But comfort is important!!! XO

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  10. I salute your drinks trolley! Good decision.

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  11. Such a gorgeous room! I love your 1950's modern style. It looks great! I live in a 1940's house and had the same idea as you about decorating at least one room in the house to be somewhat period. We went with our bedroom as finding a whole bedroom set wasn't too hard or expensive at all. I'd love to do the whole house in 1940's style. Perhaps one day...

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  12. Everything about this is so lovely! What a sunny decor, it really exudes warmth as well as that classic vintage look. You've done a marvelous job putting this all together. :) ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  13. Love the pineapples! Been on the hunt for brass pineapple serving trays and figurines.

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