Style Guide: Mod Visionary

If the thought that enters your head when you see sleek, no-frills, slightly Mid Century spaces is “Bring it!”, chances are your style is what  Modsy calls Mod Visionary. And lucky for you, this style pairs beautifully with everything from frilly Victorian cornices to a plain white box of a room. It’s timeless – current but not trendy, retro but not old-fashion.

Create this look with a few key ingredients

Open bases – Select furniture with bases that are open underneath to make a room feel larger and airier. If you love a piece that comes fully to the ground – a closed base – surround it with open-base items.

Restrained palettes – put a limit on the colors you include, and stay close to neutrals to create a feeling of serenity.

Rich textures – to prevent neutral palettes from feeling boring, use a mix of textures – velvet, leather, linen, cotton. It keeps things interesting, but subtle.

One bold pattern – if you need to add some life to the mix, limit it to one or two places and go big and bold. Paint, rugs and artwork are no-fail ways to add a spark of drama to this style.

The Modsy Mod Visionary Collection

We’ve put together a collection of pieces, from a variety of merchants, to help you create the Mod Visionary space of your dreams. Here are some of key pieces from our collection to help get your design party started.

 Blakely Sofa
Jonathan Adler, $4495

 Skagen Nesting Tables
Design Within Reach, $578 (set of two)

 Jens Chair
Design Within Reach, $1190

 Whipstitch Rug
Anthropologie, $128-$3498

 Lily Lamp
Minted, $20 – $530

 Moira Mineral Pillow
Horchow, $130

Quinn Wall Mirror
Home Decorators Collection, $259

Edwin Chair
Room & Board, $799

 Chino Dippy Cotton Carpet, 8.10×11.10
Madeline Weinrib, $2550

 Copenhagen Bookcase
Room & Board, $1299


 Wool Wrap Pouf
CB2, $129

Como Armchair in Leather, Canyon
Design Within Reach, $5800

Arden Table Lamp, White
One Kings Lane, $229

Cross-Base Coffee Table
west elm, $399

 Black and White Abstract, Paule Marrot
Jonathan Adler, $2550

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