By Lidia Ryan

Published on March 30, 2016

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by Lidia Ryan

A style that in the 1950s and 60s was a nod to a bright future of space travel and new technology is now a retro look that’s back en vogue in a big way. We’re talking about Mid-Century Modern.

If you’re thinking of incorporating the look in your home, there’s no better place to look for inspiration than the mecca of Mid-Century Modern homes: Palm Springs, California.

Real estate site, Zillow, recently featured a brand new house built in Palm Springs that is the ultimate homage to the Mid-Century Modern homes of yore. Here’s what we learned from this house.

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Pay homage to the era with space-age seating. Think about what the Jetson’s might sit in.

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Nothing says Mid-Century modern like teak wood. If your house doesn’t have any, incorporate it with some groovy teak furniture.

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This look is all about playing with shapes. Soften up sharp lines with round orb lights.

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In this glass house, the Palm Springs landscape serves as natural wallpaper. If you don’t have palm trees in your yard, bring some inside.

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In sunny Palm Springs, the pool area is just as important as any room in the house. Make your yard feel like home with comfy seating and a cozy fireplace.

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Cool down a desert setting with tempting pool photos you’ll wish you could jump right into.

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If you don’t live in Palm Springs, bring the desert inside with baby succulents. They’re cute and low-maintenance.

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A little kitsch goes a long way, and there’s nothing more kitsch than pink flamingos. Have some fun with flamingo accents.

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Bold color-block art gives off a retro vibe. Try some on your walls or mix and match colorful throw pillows.

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Mid-Century Modern is all about sleek furniture and clean lines. Break that up a little with plush textiles like shag rugs and fur pillows.

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Don’t be afraid of bright colors. The teal doors in this sitting room take the space from practical to whimsical.