• Enoch Lee

Top 10 Modern Furniture Picks

The movement of rebellion. The Modernist movement began as a rebellion against the ornate designs of the 1800's that were filled with intricate ornamentations. In contrast, Modernist design consists of 5 main principles which together create a simple, clean look.

The 5 Principles of Modernist Design:

  • Minimalism

  • Clean, straight lines

  • Smooth surfaces

  • Warm neutral colors with accents of vibrant hues

  • Construction from both wood and metal materials

Curating the right Modern style for you consists of a combination of form and function while highlighting the integrity of the design materials. The color palette is kept natural and subtle by allowing the true finishes of the materials to be displayed, such as the natural grain and color of the wood or the veins of marble. With Modern design and Contemporary being often confused, I’ll make the distinction with both lines and colors. Modern design favors straight lines and neutral colors, while Contemporary prefers large curved lines and bold colors. Now that we’ve distinguished the two, here are our Top 10 Modern Furniture Picks.


A statement piece in any living room, this conversational sofa is a perfect mid-century modern addition from New England’s oldest furniture store! It comes in Grey, Azure, Granite (pictured), and Laguna and will last a lifetime with it’s quality craftsmanship.

Living Room Set

This beautifully constructed sofa/loveseat set incorporates accent tufting, plush seating, and peg-styled legs giving it its Modern style. Also available in espresso bonded leather!

Entryway Bench

Is your entryway looking a bit empty? Could it use some extra storage space? This bench is perfect for you. With a simple, modern silhouette this bench will immediately upgrade your living space. It’s fliptop storage design offers plenty of space to de-clutter your entryway

Office Space

Talk about rebellion and this desk epitomizes it all. A traditional 20th century campaign desk seemingly discards any semblance of “pre-modern” with the inclusion of a pair of flashy, chrome legs. Head on over to allmodern to pick one up!

Paired with the gold leg option of the desk shown above, this stylish leather desk chair comes in both black and white while sporting gold accents. It offers lumbar support as well for those long work days!


This dresser is sure to give your bedroom the “wow factor” you’re looking for. It’s walnut frame combined with the clean white drawers creates a simple yet easily-integrated Modern style.


Adding an accent piece to the bedroom is one of the easiest ways to give new life and add a bit of drama all while serving a useful purpose. This walnut nightstand matches perfectly with the dresser while serving as a prop for decorations, lamps, books, or other bedside essentials.

Dining Set

This indoor dining set embodies the Modern style with neutral colors and a clean, simple design. Whether you utilize this as a breakfast table or a dining table, it’s a Simple, round piece that helps to break up the sharp angles commonly associated with a Modern aesthetic.

Bar Stools

Have a bar that could use some stylistic upgrades? Check these walnut stools out! With walnut legs and fabric seats, these stylish, comfortable, and functional stools make you want to just pull one up and join the conversation. Get them while they’re 20% off!

Outdoor Seating

Deviate from the wicker/ratan norm of outdoor furniture with this elegant rocking chair. Crafted from Eucalyptus wood, this chair brings resort style comfort to your backyard, patio, or poolside.

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