Summer 2017 Trends: Mid-Century

There are so many options when it comes to Mid-Century Modern interior design. Then make it summertime 2017 and all one can expect is fun and excitement. The funky colors, the groovy pieces of furniture, the cool vibes given off in each room of the house – that’s Mid-Century Modern in the summer.

Wet Bar

Frolicking around a bar of any kind and socializing with friends during the summer months is always a guaranteed good time. Add into the mix a Retro-Style bar and small talk will become a part of the past. This centerpiece alone brings the entertainment to the party. If only it could talk from back in the day!

Dining Room

Summer is all about trying new experiences, eating and drinking to your heart’s content. Mixing different materials such as a solid wood table with these super comfortable Herman Miller acrylic and metal chairs sets the bar high to create dining pleasure.

Living Room

There’s always room for an Eames chair and ottoman (or two)to relax after the hustle and bustle of a fun in the sun kind of time. Brighten up the room with a vintage, brightly-colored oversized area rug.


The bedroom is a simple space that helps one wind down after a long day of non-stop. Clean lines with texture and a touch of today with a flat-screen tv? Yes, please. One of the most interesting rules is to think outside the lines and go with what feels right. Mixing items from yesterday and today can bring such depth to a room. Try it. You might like it.   

Retro Knox offers up unique Mid-Century Modern furniture, collectibles and art based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Delivering one-of-a-kind, affordable furnishings home to your space, Retro Knox is offering vintage decor for the summer of 2017 with name brands such as Herman Miller, Steelcase, Woodward, Henredon and many more. To schedule an appointment to walk through 22,000 square feet of vintage goodness, send us a message or call John Knox at 616.308.6767.

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