A Nod To Mod

Contributing author: Amy Tran

Glamorous pearls, florals and feminine lines meet funky patterns and bold accents.  Inspired by fashion design and ranging from large floral prints to bold stripes and bright eccentric patterns mixed with pastel hues, this new wave of design aesthetic suggests its roots are from Sixties Mod.  In 2013, this is a fresh take on the sixties using lavenders, baby blues, mints, and peaches that are anchored by black or white.  This design style easily incorporates mid-century pieces with a feminine and youthful twist.

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Image via Houzz / 2013

This bold living room space features iconic mid-century furniture and trendy mod geometric patterns in a blend of bold color and pastel.

Image via Dew Gibbons / Interior of a Jonathan Adler Boutique / 2013

The Jonathan Adler design aesthetic is inspired by Mid-century modern, art and global culture.

Image via Ocean Home Magazine / Designer, Jonathan Adler / 2013

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Image via Lonny Mag / 2013

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Image via Lonny Mag / 2013

A fun and quirky spin on the classic-chic color combo, black and white in Mod patterns dramatically alters this interior space.

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Fashionable sixties patterns

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Image via Missoni / 1968

The bold chevron pattern energizes in both fashion and interior design alike.

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Images via Nine MSN /Photography Chris Warnes /Styling Sarah Ellison

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Image via Elle Decor / 2013

Heavy floral patterns and prints are making a tremendous comeback in 2013.

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Image via Elle Decor / 2013

Dramatic color contrasting creates an energetic impact.

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Image via Pinterest / 2012

Heavy pattern mixing

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Image via Elle Decor

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Image via Architectural Digest / 2013

A lovely statement in lavender and baby blue pastels

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Image via The Louis Feraud Mexican Collection / 1960s

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Image via Elle Decor / 2013

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Image via Elle Decor

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Image via Elle Decor / 2013

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Image via Elle Decor / Georgian Revival / May 2013

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Image via Elle Decor / Georgian Revival / May 2013

A Georgian Revival Home, featured in this May’s edition of Elle Decor

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Image via Elle Decor

Fabulous cobalt blue lacquered walls and trim really pop off this loud geometric floor.

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Image via Glam Lamb

Customized mosaic tiles create colorful and bold Mod wall statements.

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Image via Habitually Chic / Jamie Drake Interiors / 2013

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Image via Habitually Chic / Jamie Drake Interiors / 2013

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Image via Houzz

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Image via Chanel

2013 Runway Fashion: Pastel Mod Glamour

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Image via Arpaia Fine Jewelry

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For more inspiration visit our Pinterest Board: A Nod To Mod

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