Pam has me doing a ‘summer survey’ of some popular mainstream retailers to get an updated look at midcentury style finds in their product lineups right now. I started at West Elm and today, I ‘shop’ CB2 to find my top-ten furniture and decor picks that could fit right into a vintage home.
The clean lines, textural interest and tapered, midcentury style legs on this bench give it a look that would blend well with midcentury or retro decor — including your collection of 70s macrame. This versatile bench could be used in your entryway, at the foot of a bed or even in front of the couch instead of a coffee table. The bench comes in a smaller size, too.
An inexpensive ($199) alternative to a Saarinen tulip table, this classic, clean design is always a favorite. Pam had this in her kitchen before she found a vintage set, and she liked it fine, she said.
This retro modern looking table reminds me of the style of Warren Platner, a popular midcentury designer. The table can seat six and has a lightweight, airy feel that meshes well with midcentury decor.
I think it is every retro lover’s dream to have a space for an egg-shaped, hanging pod chair like this one. I imagine myself sitting in this chair out on a shaded patio, rocking in the breeze, but it could work inside in a sunroom, living room or bedroom, too.
The airy Acapulco lounge chair is an outdoor design classic, perfect for a midcentury patio. I hear they are quite comfortable.
Like the Acapulco lounge chair, the Ixtapa lounge chair would feel right at home on a midcentury patio, and hey — it comes in bench form, too.
This mint-colored stoneware planter reminds me of a bullet planter that hangs — it would be great for a midcentury porch or a sunny corner of the living room or kitchen.
These simple metal urchins are reminiscent of many midcentury sculptures and would add a playful pop to any table top.
Mobiles and midcentury decor go together hand in hand — and this crop circle mobile would be a fun, whimsical touch to any room.
The club chair is a classic design that can go in a midcentury, midcentury modern or even a retro mod home. CB2 offers this classic in 60 colors including bold choices like teal, fuchsia, atomic, como (olive green), sunflower and peacock.