The kitchen and adjacent dining area's design was drawn from nature and the home's midcentury modern architecture. Ikea cabinet boxes with mahogany and color block fronts made by Semihandmade were budget-friendly without sacrificing style. Bespoke ceramic light pendants are by Heather Rosenman.
Landscape designers for this home took their cues from the house's midcentury modern architecture. Walkways, stairs and brick walls aim to be a peaceful, attractive transition through the gardens up to the front door.
This dining room features wall-to-wall windows, allowing natural light to illuminate the space. Two metal starburst chandeliers lend a fun touch, while plush blue chairs line the glass table. A neutral stone accent wall is paired with an exotic wood plank ceiling, while a brown console cabinet finishes the look of the space.
Designers removed a wall separating the kitchen and living room to create one large and easy-flowing great room. Painting the exposed beam ceiling gray and white helps call attention to the architecture.
Over the course of three weeks, what was an outdated kitchen from the 1960s was transformed into a bright and happy heart of the home that honors the home's midcentury modern architecture with a fun, family-friendly vibe.
This stylish dining room features plush, bright blue chairs that surround a spacious glass dining table. Two metal starburst chandeliers hang from the exotic wood plank ceiling, while a neutral stone wall adds a natural accent. A floating cabinet provides ample room for stowing dishes and other dining room items.
The short, flat roof architecture of this midcentury modern home contributes to the spacious look of the surrounding yard and environment. A gravel courtyard is illuminated by mounted outdoor lights that fade out into landscaping lighting placed in the planted sections of the yard.
Sometimes, the architecture of your home is the best guide for the style of the furnishings you fill it with; other times, its surroundings will direct you. When choosing furniture for this living room, designer Kristen Rivoli took the latter tack. “This space is in a building right next to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in New York City, so our inspiration was the classic midcentury modern furniture you might find at the museum,” she says. “We found the side table at a vintage furniture store, but the sofa is new—it’s available through KRID but it has the lines of a classic tuxedo-style sofa. The Brittania light fixture is also new but adds to the midcentury style, and the toss pillows are custom-made in a mellow color palette typical of the ‘50s and ‘60s.”
Midcentury modern furniture pairs with Cape Cod-style architecture to create this stylish yet classic outdoor living space. A bold red-orange lantern adds a vibrant splash of color and personality to the space.
The woodgrain cabinets and countertop base add warmth to the room and ground the light and airy look of the white design. A petal light fixture balances the sharp lines and corners of the architecture. Clear barstools compliment the minimalist style approach.
An entertainment pavilion reflects the midcentury architecture of a Sarasota, Fla., home. The pool patio was transformed with the addition of the pavilion with an extended wall that incorporates built-in dining benches designed to match the home's modern architecture. The project by DWY Landscape Architects was a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
“The update of a Midcentury home in Carmel, California had multiple goals, bringing 21st century comfort and LEED-certified energy efficiency to an older home, without increasing the footprint or sacrificing its vintage appeal,” says architect Mary Ann Schicketanz of Studio Schicketanz. Choosing Midcentury furnishings like the classic Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chairs, designed by sculptor Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952, helped create a look in keeping with the home’s architecture
The architecture exudes urban cool with imaginative design tricks like walls that vanish to connect the patios with the house. Inside, midcentury modern furnishings are comfortably casual, creating welcoming spaces for residents and guests to kick back.
The design goal of this sophisticated kitchen? Infuse its Cape Cod architecture with midcentury modern style. The kitchen cabinetry took a year of searching for the perfect wood. The winner: a European Compressed Oak.
Designed by the talented midcentury architects Buff & Hensman, this home boasts stunning architecture. The hip, modern living room features a neutral color palette to emphasize the natural marble on the fireplace and the warm walnut floors.