I’m always on the hunt for mid-century modern homeware. I like shops such as Made and Aram as well as car boot sales and antique shops. The other day I discovered Regency Shop while I was looking for a 60s classic Egg Pod chair (like the one in Mork & Mindy). I was delighted to find the chair and have stuck it straight on my inspiration board. I couldn’t help but spend a little time exploring the site, I’m a sucker for 50s and 60s style furniture. If you are too then you’ll love Regency Shop they also have classics like the Chesterfield Sofa and Barcelona chair.
Most of these larger furniture items are on my long-term wishlist. I’ve set a couple of them as saving goals for when I finally find my dream house. Ideally I’d like to find a late 50s early 60s era home to do up. That’s why you often see me tweeting and sharing the latest form WowHaus. I’m still waiting for something to come up in Sheffield or Cambridge. While we’re on the topic of unique and unusual homes you must check out this 30s property in Surrey, it’s a beauty.
It’s not just through large pieces of furniture that you can bring retro design into your home. Think small, think accessories. This is the best and most affordable way to add a touch of your favourite era or designers into your home. While I’m renting I’m keeping my furniture and decor simple (off white walls aren’t very pretty) but styling up my home with eye-catching accessories.
I’m lucky to have one of the beautiful Wesco bins, it adds a very bright and cheerful burst of colour into my kitchen and I just love the shape and style of it. I’m also a big fan of Orla Kiely, though I do find that some of her designs fall into an early 70s style. I have one of her storage jars and it’s made a practical and beautiful addition to my kitchen. The next addition I’m saving up for is an atomic ball clock. I think they’re a classic and striking design which I imagine having on my kitchen wall for many years to come.
Do you have a favourite era when it comes to home decor?
Thanks to Regency Shop for collaborating with me on this post.