Laylo Style Guide: Midcentury Modern

Laylo Style Guide: Midcentury Modern

Laylo makes dog beds for human homes. Our ever-changing assortment of dog beds is inspired by interior design and cultural trends from around the world. The Laylo Style Guides are designed to help define your style and find the perfect dog bed and furnishings to outfit your space.

What is Midcentury Modern?

Saying mid-century modern had a revival would be one serious understatement. It's hit such a mainstream appeal that one might roll their eyes at yet another reproduction of the infamous Eames Shell Chair. Over the years, MCM, like any era of design, evolved.

The 1939 World's Fair in New York City had brought the geometric forms and clean lines of the Bauhaus and Danish Modernist movements into the American consciousness.

With the American Dream becoming more of a reality to the middle class, designers and architects honed in on their populist message: Design should not only be beautifully constructed, functional, and efficient, but attainable

Outfitting Your Space


Key Design Elements

Design Principles: 

  • Reduced excess
  • Strong lines
  • Form and function
  • Organic and geometric forms

Popular colors: 

  • Royal blue
  • Maroon
  • Deep red
  • Patterns

Famous architects:

  • George Nelson
  • Harry Bertoia
  • Charles and Rays Eames
  • Jens Risom

Brands to follow for inspiration:

Laylo Beds to Match Your Mid-Century Modern Home

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