All The Right Design Moves: The Queen’s Gambit
Style Files, a curated collection of editors’ picks.
If you’re a frequent Netflix-er, (or even if you’re not) it’s likely that you caught wind of The Queen’s Gambit over the past year. The award-winning drama is a striking screen adaptation of the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, ripe with moody lighting, swoon-worthy period styling, and classic vintage makeup looks.
Are we late to the party? Maybe a little. But we’re feeling inspired this month by the 1950’s-60’s sets, styling, and glam served up on the series. Without further adieu, check out our list of mid-century daydream favorites.
HOUSE ALIVE VINTAGE | Mid Century Brass Cat Figurines – a Pair
Straight off set vibes—these original 1950’s brass cat figurines are equal parts kitschy and sophisticated.
Shop it: Chairish
OVERSTOCK | Gold Foil Sunburst Wall Mirror – Antique Gold
Clean, modern, and full of energy. A retro style focal point for any room.
Shop it: Overstock
PRADA | Cinéma Sunglasses
A timeless cateye shape with striking, contrasted acetate layers—for the movie star in you.
Shop it: Prada
KOFOD LARSEN | Mid-Century Modern Wing Chair for Selig
This restored Kofod Larsen wing chair is the pièce de résistance for any living space.
Textures, angles, quality: Need we say more?
Shop it: Etsy
OSBORNE & LITTLE | Folium Wallpaper in Trailing Orchid
If you’re looking for a statement wall treatment, this is it. Juicy colors, rich dimension, and a lux feel.
Shop it: Wallpaper Direct
MAC | Matte Lipstick in Russian Red or Kinda Sexy
These two shades were set favorites of makeup artist Daniel Parker, who used lipstick to
tell stories indicating character growth, confidence, and maturity.
Shop it: Mac Cosmetics
HENRY DREYFUSS FOR CRANE | Pink Porcelain Bathroom Sink
They don’t make them like this anymore. No, really, this color is rare. The ultimate statement
to put a mid-century twist on your bathroom.
Shop it: Chairish
EVERLANE | “Party of One” Tank Dress
Super versatile mini-shift dress with a high square neck. Perfect for daytime layering with a blouse underneath,
a la Beth Harmon, or dress it up with a heel.
Shop it: Everlane
FELIPE HIDALGO FOR ELLENBERGER STUDIO | Spin Rotating Side Table
This rotating acacia wood side table has strong geometric design and maximised
function for bedside or living spaces.
Shop it: C2B
REGENCY CHESS | Ebony and Walnut Highclere Luxury Chess Set
This opulent chess set features a glossy, lacquered briarwood-and-elm board, weighted,
hand polished, and classically designed chessmen, and case.
Shop it: Regency Chess
DOC MARTENS | 3989 Bex Smooth Leather Brogue Shoes
Unisex and made with smooth leather, classic groved edges, and visible stitching. The perfect
union of propriety and rebellion.
Shop it: Doc Martens
ACNE STUDIOS | Square silk scarf mushroom beige
This square-shaped foulard scarf is made in Italy of 100% silk, featuring a square-striped print.
Shop it: Acne Studios
OUR PLACE | Best Drinking Glasses
The perfect size, shape, and weight for iced coffee, wine, and even ice cream. Ultimate hand feel,
neatly stackable, and handmade with no artificial dyes.
Shop it: Our Place
ZARA | Jewel Button Knit Cardigan
Delightfully retro pink v-neck cardigan with pompom appliqué and
font jewel button closure.
Shop it: Zara
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