shapes, and graphic patterns, mid-century modern is an easily recognizable style. If you appreciate the time period, but don't want to live on a "Mad Men" set, there are a few ways you can interpret it for today. First, expand your color palette. Aqua, avocado, and mustard yellow were '60s staples, so try other hues. Next, add contemporary accents, such as your favorite photo (blown up to epic proportions). Finally, tone down the wood. Natural wood grain is gorgeous, but keep it light by using it in no more than three spots.