Sometimes I do loads of research to find the exact right thing to add to my mid-century house, making sure the design is appropriate and the style of the era. And sometimes I just buy the nicest option of the store I'm in. It's pretty easy to draw a line between the two: things that are going to be in my house for a long time, research; things that aren't, just buy the nicest one I can find.
And that's how I ended up with this doormat in front of my house. It might not be mid-century design, it's definitely not mid-century modern, but it was the best option of the store I was in.
And it's much better than the old one, which was far too ornate.