August 26, 2016

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Palm Springs Baby!

Take me to Palm Springs!! The desert party central for Hollywood's A list and the rich and famous. Palm Springs with its cool Mid Century Architecture, warm hazy desert landscapes, laid back holiday resorts with touches of Hollywood glamour creating luxurious holiday vibes! Do you want to create some Palm Springs Style in your home? Mid Century Swag can help create a home where you always feel like your on holiday! How? With a unique collection of Mid Century pieces and an Interior Designer at the helm we are here to help! 

Key elements to creating that Palm Springs Vibe?

1. Collectible Mid Century furniture pieces

2. Bold print motifs or geometric patterns

3. Jewel toned fabric cushions, club chairs or ottomans

4. Lots of big leafy palm trees, plants and cacti

5.Texture, texture either big shaggy rugs or interesting woven mats

6. Add a bit of Cane furniture a hanging chair or rattan screen divider

7. Most importantly don't forget a touch of bling be it, brass or chrome this is a must have!!

 

Gorgeous Charles Hollis Cocktail Table $1,450, Charles Hollis was the King of Lucite furniture in the US during the 1960's his unique design furniture pieces are still highly sort after today and have the classic Hollywood Regency vibe. Perfect for entertaining!!

 

Check out our Smokey Petrol Blue Velvet Sofa by Selig Monroe, USA, with square chrome legs to perfectly compliment the clean lines and structure of this sofa. Super comfortable and beautifully restored and reupholstered in quality Warwick fabric using a mohair style velvet. Price $7,450

Single Brass Swivel side table available $800,  Hollywood Regency, Ceramic Lamp $1,700 

 

Palm Springs chic with our Milo Baughman wood cased sofa, newly upholstered in a durable cream woven fabric from Warwick looking sharp with its polished chrome legs price $5,990. Wanting to create an interesting backdrop or add interest to open plan spaces? Our custom made screens are perfect for just that, we can make to order any backdrop you desire there are so many uses for these just make an inquiry! POA

 

Looking for anything in particular or needing some advise or help around styling your space? Come speak to Jodi @midcenturyswag we are bursting with ideas!

 

September 24, 2015

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Rock your World!

Glam up your Décor with Crystal Geode Bookends! These stunning rock specimens are like jewellery for the home with there amazing range of colours created by nature.
If your like me and love collecting interesting objects and creating beautiful displays and vignettes around the home, Crystal Geodes are the perfect element to incorporate a touch of natural glamour into your home!
These beautiful natural specimens are available at Mid Century Swag, we love to decorate and these are the perfect finishing touch.
There are so many uses for these gems, here an amethyst rock has been turned into lampshade base Wow! And how amazing do those handles look, so unique and elegant.
Looking for inspiration and ideas,  Swag Design is full of them so come and get your set of stunning Crystal Geode bookends from Mid Century Swag and we will help you with all your styling and decorating needs.
Contact Jodi from Swag Design jodi@midcenturyswag.co.nz 
www.midcenturyswag.co.nz
September 24, 2015

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Mirror, Mirror who is the finest of them all!

Credenzas and sideboards come in a range of styles and finishes. They are one of those key pieces of furniture that should be an investment piece and enjoyed for years to come. Choose a style that wont date, functions well and importantly looks the part. Right now I'm loving the mirrored variety, they can be a glamorous addition to your room and depending on how you style them work seamlessly in a number of design styles. I love how this mirrored sideboard anchors the room, reflects space and looks totally handsome in a smoky grey glass. Look at the reflection of that herringbone flooring.
Holly smoke! Check out this glamazonion Vintage credenza by high end furniture design company Ello furniture! I can imagine Liza Minnelli belting out huskily in the background on a vinyl record player singing NEW YORK! NEW YORK! This is vintage glam at its finest. Mid Century Swag has had its hot little hands on one of these babies and it didn't last long. Want wow factor here it is.
Currently Mid Century Swag has a selection of three Ello Vintage pieces, one bronze and brass mirrored dresser in fabulous condition could be used in a dressing room or as a sideboard in a dining or entertaining area. A very unique Rose coloured three door mirrored sideboard you wont need your rose tinted glasses for this one its beautiful! And finally the handsome fellow of the trio clear mirror and brass detailing with lots of functional space.
This is a refined classic look by Greg Natale famous Australian Interior Designer who is very clever at combining timeless elegant design with a very modern take and always a touch of sophisticated glamour. Greg Natale is well known to mix his style with amazing vintage pieces like this Curtis Jere metal Raindrops wall sculpture.  
If your interested in finding out what fabulous vintage pieces Mid Century Swag has to offer, or you would like to enquire about our design services?
Contact jodi@midcenturyswag.co.nz
August 18, 2015

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Feline Groovy

 
Sophisticated, hedonistic 60's and 70's styles are strutting their way back to the forefront of fashion and interior design! Bold geometric prints mixed with jewel toned fabrics and the ever alluring feline animalistic patterns and prints emblazoned on everything from fashion, furniture to flooring!  Fierce and exotic, the big cats are the most glamorous creatures of the animal kingdom so its no wonder we are adopting their spots and stripes. So join the pride and lets hear you ROAR!!!
 
Whether you are the bold or subtle type, adding luxurious animalistic touches in the way of cushions, throws or ottomans and poufs will add a touch of old world glamour and style. Swag Design has a luxurious range of cushions available or come speak to us to create a customised range especially for you. We have access to a wide range of international brands and local textile fabric houses to set you apart from the pack. Spice up your boudoir or simply add some stylish finishing touches. All cushions come with a plush feather cushion inner and invisible zipper.  Cushions pictured here are $190 and our pair of Vintage, Italian X Base Chrome footstool/ottomans newly recovered are $2100.
 
 
Our style inspiration here is this super groovy feline Martello Sofa by House of Hackney UK - REOWWW!! Swag Design can create something as sexy as this with our amazing Milo Baughman chrome loveseats and sofa just begging to be transformed so get in quick to snap a design great and we will help you explore the possibility's with some amazing fabric options!
 
 
So have you got the Jungle Fever yet??
Contact Jodi@midcenturyswag.co.nz to explore the possibilities!!
 
July 21, 2015

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Metal Mixology

Once upon a time the thought of mixing metals was considered an Interiors faux pas! While some still choose to follow the design rules often this ends up with a space looking a little flat and boring. More and more we are challenging the rules and allowing ourselves to be more creative and instinctive with our homes. I am loving the look of combining metal elements in the home, here are some beautiful interiors which master the art of metal mixology 

 

 

Combining all the different types of metal elements takes a little practise and consideration as it is still important to create an overall sense of balance within your interior space.  You can take the subtle approach by adding a sideboard with brass detailed handles teamed with a delicate silver framed mirror. Or for high drama and maximum impact have an amazing large brass pendant and chrome dining chairs softened with a beautiful wooden dining table and luscious velvet upholstered chairs? Either way being bold or taking the subtle approach combining metals is a sure way to add an element of richness to your space.

 

 

All of these looks are beautifully curated combing different metal elements not to mention different styles and periods!  I just love the look of warm and cool metals layered with other elements like woollen rugs, velvet cushions or beautiful knitted throws. Mix it up and have some fun!

 

 

 

If your in a renovating or decorators rut and need some help selecting the right pieces or help creating a successful interior space email Jodi@midcenturyswag.co.nz I would love to help you find and create something uniquely yours!

 

 

July 16, 2015

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Lots going on at Mid Century Swag!

Wow! What a year so far, lots has been happening behind the scenes and its about time I introduced myself, what I do and have to offer!! My name is Jodi Newnham and I am an interior designer, artist and proud business owner. I have a broad range of creative skills gained through education, industry experience, a lust for life and all things beautiful. I am the owner and manager of Mid Century Swag – a thriving business that imports unique mid-century furniture and pieces from the United States.  But more recently I have added another business into the mix – Swag Design! Swag Design is my interior design service that offers clients the unique ability to source investment art and furniture pieces from around the globe.  Although I specialise in sourcing antiques and mid-century classics my creative eye and passion allows me to partner with clients to achieve creative, functional spaces that communicate a client’s style and personality! I thrive on creating unique individual interiors that are carefully curated with spectacular pieces! As both businesses compliment each other, this allows me to offer truly unique, exclusive packages and interior concepts to my lucky clients. So if you’re about to embark on a renovation or would like to start with a simple design consultation to put you in the right direction, I offer a range of services and packages to suit. Contact me, jodi@midcenturyswag.co.nz and I can source, supply, style or create some magic for your space!

With a huge network of overseas dealers and contacts coupled with our local design industry suppliers, we can create a beautiful customised style that is uniquely yours!

We have a gorgeous range of vintage lighting like our stunning Art Deco Ribbon Chandeliers! If you want to create that 'Wow' factor - look no further! Sometimes just having one feature piece can look amazing rather than having everything competing for attention. Come and speak to Jodi about all the possibilities

I'll be providing regular updates of what's happening at Mid Century Swag, new arrivals and latest shipments. Swag Design will keep you posted with design inspirations, tips and renovating ideas. For those of you that want to keep your finger on the pulse follow me Facebook and Instagram. Don't hesitate to contact me for any enquiries big or small!

December 02, 2014

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Hello!

Swag Design is an emerging studio that can offer you a full range of Interior Design Services. What is unique about us is the ability to source some of the most influential mid-century designer pieces crafted from the 1950’s to 1980’s in America. The beauty of mid-century furniture and art is that it can sit comfortably in any interior and there is nothing more satisfying than being able to enjoy the luxury of your carefully invested pieces as they appreciate over time.

We specialise in providing thoughtful and considered interior design solutions. We will not compel our style on you – our job is to uncover a look and feel that is all yours. Your input is as important as our expertise; our success is measured by your satisfaction and the partnership we create.
Jodi Newnham is the Managing Director and Founder of Swag Design. Jodi has an extensive background in art, fashion and sales management. This experience coupled with a long time love for mid-century modern interiors and architecture is what puts the “Swag” into Swag Design.

“My passion lies in taking a blank space like a canvas and layering it with texture, colour shape and form. Like a piece of art I want you to be able to feel, explore and admire and ultimately enjoy your new found space”.

So whether you need help with a new build project, a minor renovation, decorating dilemmas or just looking to invest in some unique, inspiring, mid-century pieces, we’d love to help.