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Take Your Time
If you want to create an authentic midcentury look—and don’t have the budget for an “instant” collection—get used to going slow. Designer Chris Nguyen shares his own approach: “Persistence and patience were the keys to finding great vintage pieces for the pictured apartment. The best collections are built over time with careful selection from sources such as local and online dealers and even places like eBay and Etsy. Don’t be afraid of pieces that need a little work either, sometimes a little elbow grease or knowing a good furniture restorer will help you get that dream piece sooner and for less money than you think.”
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.
Blue Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom with Sitting Area
Host Erin Napier said the old closet and sitting area had the feeling of a cage fight with its metal side lights and trophy display area. After the renovations, the master bedroom, and master closet now feature refinished hardwood floors, a new coat of paint and new furnishings to create a relaxed retreat area.
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.
Functional, Midcentury Modern Kitchen with Black and White Kitchen Island
Not only is this black and white, Midcentury Modern kitchen elegant and sleek, the space is also incredibly functional. Plenty of cabinets on the back wall and concealed cabinets in the island give the room tons of storage, while the huge kitchen island adds counter space as well as seating for eight, making the space perfect for any size party.
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 Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances
White quartz countertops are a bright finishing touch for this midcentury modern kitchen, enhancing the room’s open and airy feel. The designer maintained the space’s original curved layout and incorporated a raised bar between the kitchen and family room to define the two areas.
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.
Midcentury Ranch Home With Hardscaping and Water Feature
This midcentury modern ranch home features attractive hardscaping of gravel and stone slabs, as well as a grouping of cactus plants in the front. A narrow water creates the impression of a creek running in front of the home. The covered entry features a red French door and is lit by a Sputnik chandelier.
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.