After Restore Oregon’s Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on May 10, Portlanders will cruise their Corvairs (okay, their Outbacks) to Rejuvenation for Mix: Modern—an after-party with bites, sips and major style. This free fete will mix more than a great cocktail; we want to see how partygoersmix: modern. We’ve asked them to create deconstructed/reconstructed sartorial slants on Mid-century design, because while MCM has more than its share of sticklers, its bold, clean design aesthetic can play surprisingly well with other eras.
Here’s what we mean: A pair of chandelier earrings paired with a paisley maxidress, headscarf and wedge espadrilles is SO late 60s. But that very same pair of earrings worn with a cropped tuxedo blazer, solid tank and matchstick jeans is fully 2014. The same is surprisingly true for home décor. Mid-century statement pieces can anchor or brighten a room, even in a home that is more Northwest Craftsman (or Urban Loft) than Fallingwater.
Take our Blenko Handblown glass lamps (if you attend Mix: Modern, you just might actually take one—we’re giving one away). They’re as iconically MCM as the day is long, with clean lines, emphasis on texture, and contrast between bold and neutral hues. But don’t let that scare you away from decorating with it, even if your home isn’t an homage to the atomic age.
For instance, with the Blenko Ice Blue Round Table Lamp:
- A shabby chic home office becomes a little less shabby and a little more chic
- A blah condo bedroom gains a bold dose of sophistication
- A low reclaimed card catalog coffee table is elevated to conversation centerpiece and visual anchor
Our team is always here to help, with free design consultations and customizable details to help a piece fit your home like it was specifically designed to be there.
In short, don’t be afraid to play mix-and-match with MCM pieces. It’s simply too much fun to miss! Speaking of “too much fun to miss”, see you and your time-traveling party threads at Mix: Modern on May 10—be sure to RSVP here.
WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 6:30-9:30pm, after the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
WHERE: Rejuvenation (1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR)
WHY: Do you ever need a reason for a good party? No. But here are a few good ones, anyway. Cocktails (two free drinks for all of-age revelers), hors d’oeuvres, a killer live band, a photo booth, and giveaways, including our iconic Galaxy chandelier and our Blenko lamps.