In one New York apartment back in the 60s, the million-dollar gleam of steel and glass in their decor played against rich woods.
Dramatic contrasts of tones & textures — bright versus dark, smooth versus grainy, sleek versus nubby — gave striking individuality and living room boho chic to the midcentury Scandinavian furniture.
When looking at the decor here from 1965, you will see that all the designs were pleasantly compatible in spite of the varying combinations of materials: glass and steel for the coffee table, rosewood and steel for the armchairs and end table, walnut for the sideboard and ottoman pedestal.
Note that all of the vibrant fabrics — including the floral print on the sofa (and laminated to the window shade) — had the soft texture produced by a partial content of wool or mohair.
Another wonderful but affordable thing was the flooring: prefinished 18-inch squares of teak parquet on a flexible backing came ready to install like tile on any smooth hard surface.