Rustic Mid-Century Mash-up

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At the flea market last week, I kept finding myself drawn to mid-century pieces, even though it’s a style that I consistently feel doesn’t really suit me or my house.  I would ask myself if I could envision the item in my home and the answer was always no.  This bothered me, however, because if I liked the pieces themselves, and was drawn to similar shapes and styles over and over, then there must be some common thread between my style and mid-century style, right? So I decided to try a little harder, open up the designer side of my brain and see if I could really make the mid-century vibe work with in my minimal rustic farmhouse. Once I got home (and out of the frenzy mindset of the flea market) I turned to Charish.  I worked to pair a few mid-century pieces with items I already have in my living room, and to my shock, surprise, and delight, I think it works.

A few things helped the pairing of these pieces with my own, mainly, that I stuck to neutrals, I minimized the amount of orangey oak that usually is so prevalent in mid–century pieces, and I focused on clean lines. Now, I’ll have a guide when I’m out and about to know what meshes well with my style and that I can open up to mid-century after all. I know a lot of you are probably already into mid-century, so tell me… How do you mesh it with your style?

The Guide

No. 1 Staredown Wall Art from Minted No. 2 Brass Pendant from Charish No. 3 Vintage Clamshell Rocker from Charish No. 4 La Brisa throw from The Citizentry No. 5 Kilim Square Pillow from Earnest Home co + Tribal Cotton Pillow from One Kings Lane No. 6 Axis Slipcovered Sofa from Crate & Barrel No. 7 Ebonized Dresser from Charish No. 8 Marble Topped Coffee Table from Charish No. 9 Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pillow – DIY from Earnest Home co.

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