Drew Hamilton explains that shag carpeting, bright graphics, curving lines and sculptural shapes add to a fresh look that will fit every room of the house.
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Put a groovy spin on your home decor with mod design. A seamless blend of the classic and current, mod style revives the dynamic designs of the past and gives them a contemporary spin. Drew Hamilton explains that shag carpeting, bright graphics, curving lines and sculptural shapes add to a fresh look that will fit every room of the house:
- Have you ripped up your shag carpeting, thrown out your egg chair and painted all of your orange furniture brown? Big mistake because mod decor is back! Mod is a mix of old and new — it takes the neat stuff from mid century and infuses it with a little bit of modern technology for an updated look for today.
- Mod isn't the same thing as mid-century modern. Mid-century modern has infused a lot of the details seen in mod design but mod is current with its use of punchy graphics and shags. The lines and forms of mid-century pieces, such as the hourglass shape, are the influences seen in mod today.
- If you like the mod look, but aren't ready to totally redo the living room, make the change gradually. Begin by adding a simple accent pieces like a shag rug or vibrant graphic throw pillows to a sofa.
- With all of your great mod pieces, don't forget about lighting. Think chrome and plastic. You'll get a great look, great light and it'll keep your modern theme going throughout the room.
Flokati pillows, throw rugs and area rugs (Flokati — Hellenic Rugs)
Oh chair (orange plastic), Maximo pillows $65 (January design in green/blue or red/pink), fluorescent yellow TV table loop tray, XOX table (pink/ turquoise), Chorus chrome candelabra (Foster's Urban Homeware)
New lighting technology creates glow-in-the-dark rugs, flat light panels, illuminated concrete and LED fabrics.