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Happy Friday Everyone! While we are all getting ready to celebrate this Summer weather (stay cool out there folks) I am over here dreaming about interior design. Why am I dreaming about design you may ask (even if you didn’t I am going to tell you anyway)? I have just purchased my first condo (so exciting!)!! I am a twenty something so my daydreaming of the design possibilities is already getting ahead of me. It was time to bring me back down to earth and start realizing that budgets are a real thing now and that means “Ikea Hacks” will become my best friend (seriously, what would we do without Ikea?). 

Over the course of my interior decorating program I have come to love the Mid-Century Modern style. I find it offers an incredibly stylish balance of contemporary lines, traditional longevity and bohemian cool. It allows for so much freedom when it comes to styling that you can incorporate just about any print, texture and colour that you love. In my ongoing searches to all corners of the internet for Mid-Century Modern living spaces I came across this super chic nook from House of Hipsters. I love its simplicity but distinct attention to detail. While I can assure you that this vignette cost a pretty penny to put together I can also guarantee that it does not have to. 

I put on my Interior Decorator cap and got busy sourcing some budget-friendly options to recreate this stunning space. It includes an Ikea (obviously) shelving unit that provides the same amount of design appeal with its play on shape and proportion; A DIY tutorial for the juju hat (these are so expensive to buy but look incredibly easy to make) that will bring some luxe texture to your wall art; well positioned pops of jewel toned colour with the exact geo print in the source photo and a nordic inspired toss cushion (Etsy is an awesome source for styling the home. If you aren’t using it you are missing out!); and an on-trend Moroccan inspired area rug, equipped with tassel ends (I’m swooning!). Check out these pieces below to create this Mid-Century Marvel for your home!

Design Deconstruction Mid Century Marvel


This little living cove is the epitome of cool and stylish. It has the bold graphic appeal with the artwork. patterns and high contrast colours but remains neutral and warm thanks to the natural textures, rich wood tones and white backdrop. This is such an inviting space (it is calling my name!) and is definitely attainable for anyone who has the restrictions of a tight budget. The Mid-Century Modern style will be a go-to of mine when designing my new living spaces because it is one that can be done with minimal splurging and a considerable amount of repurposing and hacks. Now that is a style I can get on board with. 

Stay hydrated and cool this weekend and happy decorating!

xo Brit