Mid-Century Modern Design: This design style was the fashion-forward style of the ‘50s and ‘60s era, as its name implies. Its popularity re-emerged in the last decade as a vintage look for interior home styles. Mid-Century Modern emphasizes minimalist forms, contemporary patterns, and natural materials. The design uses geometric shapes, including rigid squares and rectangles along with smooth curves (“clean lines”). Perfect circles and ovals are also common. Modern furniture combines functional comfort and chic style. Wood, plastic, and shiny metals are signature materials of the modern design.