Designer Samantha Sacks shares the secret to designing an elegant mid-century modern space. See how she mixes colour, pattern and vintage heirloom furniture to liven up a Victorian home.

Samantha chose a geometric mid-century rug with Indian influences as the jumping off point to the rest of the decor. The homeowners had a lot of great mid-century furniture passed down from generations, like an old record table, but it needed some updating. She upholstered those pieces with lighter fabrics and brought in graphic patterned pillows and a fur throw to soften the look. Crisp white walls freshen up the space, while vintage chairs bring just the right amount of warmth to the dining table. The result is a stylish, liveable space with sentimental value that mixes old and new.