Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup

Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com

Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. One of my favorite decorating styles has always been Mid-Century Modern, so last month when I put together this Mid-Century/Southwest style mashup moodboard, I was excited to see the great feedback! After seeing that mashup of styles, one reader wrote to me asking for some tips on how to combine her two favorite styles – Mid-Century and Shabby Chic.

Well, I’m up for the challenge, but a challenge it was! To be honest, shabby chic isn’t my usual style, so before diving into a moodboard, I headed to the web to see if I could find some inspo for combining these two styles:

Shabby Chic  Mid-Century Inspiration

Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: Style at Home 
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: The Glitter Guide | Photo Credit: Rennai Hoefer 
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: HGTV | Photo Credit: Flynnside Out Productions
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: Style by Emily Henderson | Photo Credit: Tessa Neustadt 
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: West Elm 
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: ELLE Decor España | Photo Credit: Rafa Diéguez
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: One Kings Lane | Photo Credit: Heidi’s Bridge
Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com
Image Source: Havana Live | Photo Credit: Stefan Ruiz

I was really inspired by these images, and here’s what I came up with.

Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style Mashup | A bit of rustic style, a bit of vintage style, and a whole lot of color! Remodelaholic.com

Shabby Chic Mid-Century Sources:

Bed  |  Curtains  |  Chair  |  Rug
Mirror  |  Circular Art  |  Angular Art  |  Nightstands
Quilt  |  Plant  |  Pendant  |  Faux Succulents one, two, three

Tips for Mixing Styles: Shabby Chic Mid-Century Style

As I said in my last mashup post, mixing styles is always tricky, and making sure that there is a good mix of the two styles is a good place to start. In this moodboard, I tried to break things up fairly evenly by volume. That is to say, since the bed, the largest and most eye-catching piece in the room, is shabby chic, I made sure to sprinkle in more mid-century accents to balance it out.

Probably the second most important thing to keep in mind when mixing styles is the color palette. It’s important to select colors that would work well in both styles on their own, so that when they are thrown together everything plays nicely and looks cohesive. In this example, I chose a bright coral (commonly found in MCM decor) as the foundation of the space, and grounded it by mixing in the creams and pastel colors that Shabby Chic brings to mind.

A final big factor in mixing these two styles is texture. When mixing a style known for clean modern lines with a style known for frills and a worn in look, getting a good blend of textures is essential. In this specific moodboard, I feel like the artwork and the pendant light really tie the room together through texture. While the art features distinctly modern geometric shapes, the visual texture in the pieces helps them blend with the chippy look of the bed and nightstands. Similarly, the clean shape of the pendant speaks to the modern style, but the more rustic natural material helps it fit in with the shabby chic style as well.

So what do you thing? Can these two style co-exist? Do you enjoy softening up the Mid Century look with a bit of Shabby Chic?

As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I’d love for you to visit me over on my site, ADaesthetic.com, or follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for more updates and inspiration. Have a great day, friends!

-Dawn


More mixed style inspiration and tips: 

Mid-Century Southwestern Style

Mid-Century Southwest Mashup

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  1. Hey! I was the reader that asked for this, and I love it!! Thanks so much, it really gave me a lot of ideas I hadn’t considered before. I love combining that bed with that mirror especially, and the inspiration photos are great. Elle Decor Espana’s is really spot on. I really appreciate the time you put into this, I’m going to keep it bookmarked. 🙂 Thanks!