Living Room With Striped Rug and Colorful Throw Pillows
Keep in mind that your furnishings should be in proportion not only to the actual size of the space but also to the perceived size — which can be affected by such elements as paint color or extensive areas of glass. In this project, the latter came into play. “The floor-to-ceiling windows make this small space feel larger, and to keep that open feeling the furniture needed to be scaled appropriately,” says architect Leslie Arnold. “Choosing furniture that was open at the bottom — i.e. pieces that do not go all the way to the floor — ’enlarges’ the room by allowing the entire floor to be visually unbroken. The simple, solid colored upholstered furniture allows the brightly colored rug and wall art to be the main focus of the room.”
Retro White Bedroom With Chartreuse and Gray Accents
Pops of chartreuse add visual interest and keep this bedroom feeling bright and fun. Black and white photography decorates the walls without interfering with the calm vibe of the design. Two-toned curtains perfectly tie in the bright throw pillows.
Midcentury Modern Home Office With Geometric Wallpaper
This corner home office makes ample use of a small space with built-in shelves and two sleek white cabinets with a matching desk. Gray and white geometric wallpaper lends a funky, midcentury modern vibe, while polished concrete floors complete the look of the space.
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.
Midcentury Modern Kitchen Featuring Octagon Pendant Lights and Blue Velvet Accent Bar Chair
White marble countertop and backsplash adds a beautifully polished a modern look to the design of this kitchen. A trio of octagon pendant lights hang in line with the bar chairs featuring a bright blue velvet accent seat. Neutral cabinets keeps the bright and light look throughout the room.
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.”
A graphic blue rug covers the floor space and adds visual interest to the living room. Midcentury modern furnishings create an elegant space to gather with friends and family before and/or after dinner.
The third floor was transformed into this wonderful family room that has something for everyone: a teepee hideout, big sectional in handsome denim blue, a tv and unimposing storage. Skylights flood the space with natural light.
Midcentury Modern Kitchen Bar With Large Marble Crack Design, Cream Padded Barstools and Built In Shelves
Large tan marble cracks add personality against the solid, smooth surfaces in this midcentury modern kitchen. Stainless steel barstools with cream seats create a stylish eat-in space at the bar. Built in woodgrain shelving continues into the kitchen cabinets. The woodgrain refrigerator doors match the cabinets allowing it to blend into the design.
Asymmetrical Nightstand in Mid-Century Modern Bedroom
Designers at Laidlaw Schultz Architects chose asymmetrical nightstands to maximize storage in this mid-century modern bedroom. Designer Tip: Select nightstands that reflect the personality of the user to create a stylish modern composition that's also functional for their storage needs.
The large island in this Mid-Century Modern kitchen offers ample workspace and provides clear access to activities and conversations in the adjoining living space. Walls of glass connect this modern home to its green surroundings.
A white brick fireplace bisects the living area portion of this home's main floor, creating two seating areas both with prime fire viewing . A rectangular cutout in the wall stores logs and turns them into an evolving visual display.
Midcentury Modern Living Room and Dining Room Combo With High Ceiling
The vast open space of this mid-century modern home is separated with strategically placed furniture groupings for a stylish, functional living room and dining area. The great room is anchored with design elements like a colorful rug and large patterned sofa pillows.