From mid century to the new Scandi, design classics are being reimagined for the modern home. The Resident uncovers four simple ways to incorporate the modern look into your interior design scheme…
Words: Victoria Purcell
1 Scandi Chic
Scandi style has long been finding its way into our homes, with the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen and the Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen. And now there’s the new Scandi. Next has taken the pared-back style and cleaned up those lines even further with boxy shapes, soft edges and pastel shades. Carter chair, £199; Geo rug, from £45; cube stool, £55; table lamp, £28; geometric cushion, £18; glass platter, £12.
All from next.co.uk
2 Clean & Classic
The Clifton Swivel Chair (£995) by Danish designer Susan Gronlund is a subtle addition to any room. Pair it with the Hitchcock Floor Light (£230), influenced by 50s French and Italian lighting, a vintage Heal’s poster (£45) and Theia Cushion with abstract brush strokes (£55), and you’re all set to kick back and browse that new coffee table book on design classics.
All by Heal’s and available from amara.com
3 Hot Desk
Handcrafted in mango wood, metal and leather, the (£450) makes for a very handsome home office. Add the pale jade Coco chair (was £575, now £320) – curved and compact with clean lines – plus the concrete table lamp (£40) for a contemporary approach to working from home. Don’t forget those plants – they have been proven to decrease stress and enhance productivity.
All from oliverbonas.com
4 Simple Elegance
Turn your living room into a contemporary members club with the Spectre Armchair and footstool by made.com (£699). The smart button-back and tapered wooden legs have a gentlemanly air about them that demand an Old Fashioned. Add the Vetro Floor Lamp LB6 (£139), with five opal glass globes to cast a soft, easy light and keep the look on trend with a splash of colour courtesy of the hand-woven Dakota rug in sea green (£249).
All from made.com