MCM and Nature
There has been an explosion of midcentury furniture shops in Denver – I intend to get out and see them all, but time is short and intentions are not actions so, I haven’t.
When I began Mod Mid Century, there were two other MCM dealers in town. Mod Livin on Colfax and Nines. Mod Livin is still there but Ben from Nines left years ago to sell in the Chicago/NYC market. I think he makes his own furniture now.
The market has expanded to at least a dozen new stores and the demand is there. I have always loved design and I’m always looking at new styles that others might bring to the table.
The questions I occasionally get asked, especially by my business guru brother is, “What’s next?” “Where are furniture trends leading?”
I am as curious to know as the next guy.
The demand for MCM furniture is still strong and growing. The interest in the BoHo Chic look – a mixture of MCM and other vintage/antiques has also started to soar. (See blog entry for “Dan Says I’m an Idiot”).
However my new favorite style has both of those factors with one added touch: Rustic/Primitive.
It’s a natural wood look, clean lines with a flair for nature and an earthy feel. I love it.
My tiny bedroom (10’ x 10’) is my new canvas for trying this look. There isn’t much room around our giant King Sized bed but it’s not really about adding pieces but taking the warmth of simple designs and color and bringing them indoors.
It’s my Fall project. I will keep you posted on my progress -- In the meantime keep your eye on my furniture blogs -- I have the pickers out there searching the state for natural/primitive pieces... They are my new passion -- they are the perfect compliment to Mid Century Furniture --
See you soon!