Fabulously Fifties

You only have to make the mistake of popping into Ikea on a Saturday afternoon to see just how many of us are influenced by the Scandi look. What home doesn’t have a Billy bookcase or Klippan sofa, sparkling in the glow of a hundred Glimma tealights? It’s no surprise, then, that the mid-century modern look has been creeping in for years - our love of clean lines, wooden finishes, and architectural furniture has seeped into our psyches during the many hours spent mindlessly chewing on those meatballs Ikea does so well.  And now the high street has caught on, bringing out a host of 1950s-inspired design. Simple and sexy, it’s proof that plundering the past never gets old.


Good enough to eat at: dine in style with this oak dining set from Graham and Green (above)


Small but perfectly formed: Dinky sofa from Heal’s



Inner circle: Spirals cushion from Hunkydory Home



On the rack: Bubble magazine holder from Dotcomgiftshop



Flower power: Abacus milk jug by Orla Kiely from Bliss Home



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Pip McCormac, Guest Editor

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