We know that many of our readers like to buy vintage furniture and decor for their homes — and that’s great! For most things, we prefer vintage to new ourselves. But for some pieces, it is very hard or expensive to source the real vintage deal. That’s why Pam sent me ‘shopping’ at West Elm — to see what new midcentury styled products they had that may help complement our midcentury decor. Here are 10 of my favorite finds:
This midcentury wall desk is like a mini Cado wall system — perfect for small budgets and small spaces. It would be perfect for fitting a little office or work area into a corner of your living room, bedroom or den. Currently on sale for $559.
While vintage headboards/footboards in sizes like twin, full and queen are relatively easy to come by, finding a king sized model can be a bit more challenging. This Mid-Century bed frame from West Elm is available in king size and is a nice option that would look right at home with a collection of vintage furniture.
Sometimes it is difficult to find a matched set of nightstands for your midcentury bedroom, so it is good to have a readily available option that looks like it could be a vintage original.
Can anyone ever have too many planters? We love these ceramic planters on tapered wood legs — especially since they come in soft pastel colors like pink and aqua blue!
Another great planter with a decidedly retro look, the Iris planter with stand — which we’d call more of a hairpin leg than a chevron — would fit right in on a vintage style patio.
This trio of vases look a bit Bitossi — don’t you think? Hey, one of them even comes in blue!
These midcentury inspired head vases are oh-so-cute and look Bitossi inspired as well. It is hard not to smile when you look at them — how’s that for midcentury optimism? There are mugs and bowls, too!
If you are a fan of Blenko glassware but not the steep prices, these colorful Blenko-esque bottles might just do the trick. They come in bright blue and orange, too!
The shape of this decorative mirror reminds me of a design you’d find in midcentury homes — either wall plaques or perhaps even windows in the front door. A trio of them arranged on a wall would make an instant ‘art piece.’
Here’s another fabulous furniture find — this midcentury styled recliner. It may be easy to find vintage chairs, but recliners — especially those that don’t need reupholstering — can be harder to find vintage. This classic chair would fit in well in any midcentury styled home.