Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The mid century modern credenza

Decor trend: The mid century modern credenza

I still remember this really old credenza at my grandmother's home I used to love to hate. It always felt so so aged and boring, bringing old memories of past lives right in front of my unsettling childish eyes. Little did I know back then that I'd pray to hold that piece of furniture now. But, that's how things (ehem, trends) work, right? As soon as something gets lost time and relentlessly fades out of our memories then it is always a great idea to bring it back, in a rejuvenated style frame to suit our contemporary lifestyle needs. So is the mid century credenza. This bloody piece of furniture seems to be everywhere these days. Actually, it is not only the credenza with the sliding cabinet doors, the often recessed drawer pulls and the slim legs that resides in the eclectic homes of the contemporary sophisticated elite; you will find all types of modern, danish inspired furniture and accents as well, from amazing armchairs and side tables to exquisite futuristic chandeliers and decoratives. This, however, post is purely dedicated to this one piece that I grew up with then grew out of but would mostly love to have it in my home again. The modern credenza is here to stay.

Teak sideboard from Grandfather’s Axe in Tessa Blazey and Steven Blick's home in Melbourne via The Design Files.
Teak sideboard from Grandfather’s Axe in Tessa Blazey and Steven Blick's home in Melbourne via The Design Files.

Fresh vignettes on the credenza in Weekday Carnival's home.
Fresh vignettes on the credenza in Weekday Carnival's home.

Danish credenza matched beautifully with xl print via Lovely Life.
Danish credenza matched beautifully with xl print via Lovely Life.

The mid century modern credenza shopping picks | My Paradissi


Shop mid century modern credenzas: 1.Mid century inspired bookcase (OrWaDesigns, $400+), 2.Vintage high chest dresser (FineMod, $1,125), 3.Nine-drawer dresser in reclaimed teak wood (TeakMeHome, $2,449), 4.Vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar credenza (VintageLookscom, $2,200), 5.Vintage Ib Kofod Larsen for G-Plan teak fresco long credenza (thegoodmod, $2,200), 6.Vintage small G-Plan fresco teak credenza #3 (MidCenturyMobler, $1,650), 7.Vintage tall teak credenza (MidCenturyMobler, $1,450), 8.Mid century end table (TeakMeHome, $825), 9.Vintage MCM teak sideboard credenza (retrospectiveaustin, $1,650), 10.Vintage John Stuart Janus Credenza For Mt. Airy Furniture (NeatoVintage, $4,250)


A street find cabinet in the home of Francis Upritchard and Martino Gamper in London via T Magazine.
A street find cabinet in the home of Francis Upritchard and Martino Gamper in London via T Magazine.

Cute credenza in the home of Fatti and Peter via Milk Magazine.
Cute credenza in the home of Fatti and Peter via Milk Magazine

Vintage blonde credenza in the house of Amelia of Mokkasin via Lovely Life.
Vintage blonde credenza in the house of Amelia of Mokkasin via Lovely Life.


I'm curious; are you a fan of mid century modern? Do you own a vintage piece or thinking of adopting one?



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8 comments :

  1. εμενα ναι, μ αρεσει πολυ το στυλ, αρκει να μην ειναι ολοκληρωτικο μεσα στο σπιτι και σε μερικα χρονια το χω βαρεθει. γενικα παντως, ειμαι των λιτων γραμμων, του γκρι, των γωνιων... ετσι, για την tv μου εχω παρει το επιπλο tv της σειρας STOCHOLM, IKEA. το λατρευω αυτο το επιπλο!

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  2. Beautiful statement pieces, Eleni. No need to say that I love the plants and ceramics as much as I do the credenzas:-) Filakia!

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  3. είναι όλα ένα κ ένα. θα μου ήταν πολύ δύσκολο να διαλέξω κάποιο. τα λατρεύω όλα!!

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  4. I love mid-century-modern and I live in a 60s apartment with few original pieces from that period!

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  5. how gorgeous is that credenza and i just love the whole mid century look- but who doesn't.

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I come from Russia and find it so sad that Russians get rid of all their soviet mid century pieces. I myself totally love them and am being on in a search of a perfect MCM sideboard.

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  7. Well said! I love them all, but can definitely relate- in my younger days Mid-Century anything seemed so grandma-ish!

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  8. Me gustan mucho todos los muebles de las fotos

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