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Mix it Up
“I love mixing authentic midcentury pieces with reproductions to make a space feel fresh and not too much like a time capsule,” says designer Aletha VanderMaas. “The bold, blue sectional sofa and matching ottoman complement the orange brick wall, which is an original feature in this midcentury modern home. The vintage end tables that flank the sofa give the room a retro vibe—and were both Craigslist finds for less than $50 each. The assortment of graphic pillows makes the space feel more modern and not stuck in the 1960s. And the reproduction Sputnik light fixture is from Practical Props in Los Angeles, and is certainly the focal piece of the entire living room.”
Just down the hall sits a formal dining room steeped in midcentury modern style, with a Sputnik light fixture and large square table. Blue armchairs anchor either side of the room and echo the hues in the framed artwork.
Incorporating bold abstract art and large-scale geometric patterns helped achieve a unique and retro look in this living room. Yellow throw pillows add bright color, while a thick-striped rug adds bold pattern. Unique tables complete the funky, fresh decor.
The vision for the space was to create a dining area for six. To achieve this, designer Perry Walter installed a L-shaped banquette that is perfectly scaled for the Saarinen-inspired table. Midcentury modern armchairs pair with the bench seating to accommodate more guests.
A mustard yellow couch sits centered in front of large windows in the midcentury modern home library. Stylish wood panels the ceiling, mimicking the warm wood floor below. Books line the walls framing the window, filling the custom floor-to-ceiling shelving and adding a sense of coziness to the space.
A turquoise mid-century modern chair highlights the piping of the scalloped ottoman in this carefully designed family room. The white bookshelf's lime green backing adds color, contrast and movement to the space.
This multi-functional space perfectly fits the family perfectly. A comfy, gray sectional, upholstered ottoman and playful striped slipper chair create the TV viewing area, while brass étagères flank a coordinating TV console house metallic woven baskets that act as toy storage for the kiddos. Finally, a cream lacquered and brass desk was placed against the back of the chaise sectional where the homeowners can catch up on work while their kids watch a movie or play within eyesight.
Silver Dining Table, Nailhead Trimmed Chairs and Hexagon Pattern Accent Wall in Midcentury Modern Dining Room
A brown and orange hexagon pattern accent wall catches the eye in this midcentury modern dining room. A buffet at the accent wall features a wine refrigerator, wet bar display and textured white lamp. A silver dining table is circled with light gray tufted chairs with a nailhead finish.
Midcentury Modern Red Sofa and Gray Sofa in Charcoal Living Room With Bright Red Chairs and Gray and White Area Rug
The midcentury modern sofas are the anchor pieces in this living room. By adding vintage side and coffee tables, a Serge Mouille-style floor lamp, a gray-and-white ombre rug, and pops of bright red along with the newly painted gray walls, the space becomes an eclectic, sophisticated room suitable for entertaining and relaxing.
A mid-century modern style family room with a collection of furniture classics: An Italian leather sofa, wicker egg chair, natural wood coffee table and modern light fixture create a sophisticated space. Light wood tone floors with an inspired area rug and sliding glass doors highlight the views.
A pair of gray velvet, tufted sofas and a low, blue ottoman form a comfy seating area next to the fireplace in this lovely, midcentury modern living room. The blue accent wall sets the tone for the color palette, with punches of red found in the throw pillows and curtains.
Modern Chairs and Rustic Table Create a Perfect Mid-Century Ranch Combination
To create this unique space, designers combined a Mid-Century Modern style with aspects of the ranch style home. Modern chairs add plenty of comfortable seating, and sport muted colors to complement the rustic, live edge, large grain wood table that gets a touch of glamor from its gold legs, creating a rough, yet elegant feel in the space.
Spacious and Intimate Midcentury Modern Living Room
Designers wanted this room to feel both intimate and spacious, so they added funky fabrics to the space. These fabrics add personality to the space, making it feel intimate, while the expansive glass windows allow tons of natural light into the space. That light plays off the vaulted ceilings, making the room feel large.
Designers brought the Midcentury Modern look to life in this newly redesigned home with a Broyhill Brasilia dining table and a custom banquette covered in gray tweed. The modern dining chairs were repurposed and recovered, with three of them coming to rest around the dining table and the fourth finding its home under the newly commissioned painting of Alexander Hamilton by Mike Johnson. To complete the space, designers hung a cubist light fixture and had a local artist custom paint the walls to put the finishing touches on the Midcentury Modern dining room.