To Baby Boomers, homes like this bring back memories of childhood spent in Brady Bunch splendor. Now, Mid-Century Modern architecture and furniture and décor are captivating a new generation as the Millennials enter the real estate market and buy their first homes in a place no one ever thought they would–the suburbs.
In the Demand Institute’s recent Millennial Housing & Community Study, 48% of respondents said they were headed to the ‘burbs for homes because of schools, safety and spaciousness.
Millennials are also expected to drive two-thirds of home formations and spend more on new households than any other group during the next five years, according to a survey by realtor.org. That makes them the group everyone else is watching, especially the design community.
What we’re seeing is that when Millennials move, they’re taking their city chic design aesthetic with them, then adapting it to fit life in the ‘burbs.
As seen in the Studio 7H family room setting and Slumbr Metal Upholstered Bed above, the city chic look draws inspiration from Mid-Century Modern. It’s sophisticated, yet casually cool with clean lines, retro silhouettes and calculated color cues; bringing both worlds together in stylish livable ways. And that’s why, whether you’re a Millennial, Baby Boomer or Empty Nester–this Fall, everyone is into Urban Suburban Style.
In 2014, vinyl album sales hit a historic high (up 52% from 2013), according to Billboard magazine. That makes Studio 7H’s LP record player/gaming entertainment console totally in tune with the times. This sleek walnut console has a lift-top turntable compartment, space for multiple speakers and slatted record storage bins; plus shelving for entertainment/gaming components.
With fine sculptural lines, a scoop back and comfy upholstered seat, Studio 7H’s Jens Danish Arm Chair is one truly great Dane.
With its ‘blendown’ seat cushion and 7″ bolsters, the Vardo Bench Sofa mixes comfort with classic Mid-Century Modern styling.
Chairs are an easy way to try the trend without going all in.
To punch up neutral settings, add in a Metro Exposed Wood Chair with flower power-inspired fabric in muted hues of avocado, gold, orange and brown.
The Nora Chair delivers a dose of orange zest in a retro cool way.
Crafted of acacia veneers and metal, the Studio 7H Vibe Bentwood Arm Chair adds subtle pattern and the warmth of wood; and is sized right to work at the dining table, in your home office or in a bedroom nook.
Every room needs a wow piece like the Orion club chair in a va-va-room lipstick red leather.
Multifunctional pieces are also part of the trend.
Lift up the upholstered top of the Studio 7H Sybil Rectangle Cocktail Table and you’ll find two fully-finished compartments outfitted with a removeable, sliding tray and letter/legal file storage.
Made of warm walnut veneers, Studio 7H’s Chapter One Sofa/Bookcase Console can be used as a standalone in tight places or grouped in mutliples to create a large display and storage area.
Autumn’s here. Isn’t it time for you to Fall into Urban Suburban Style, too?