As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave new life to an outdated fireplace by replacing the old brick surround with white marble and topping it with a solid mahogany floating ledge. A contemporary gold sunburst pops against the grasscloth wallpaper and is a bright contrast to the rooms darker-hued midcentury modern furnishings.
This large open, living room is inviting and decorative while remaining spacious. The mirrored furniture design features midcentury modern chairs and light gray sofas surrounding a gold coffee table adding a shine to the center of the room. An open wall connects the indoor room to the outdoors stretching the room even farther.
Contemporary with some midcentury modern influence, this condo living room uses a neutral backdrop to allow the furnishings to be the statement of the space. A navy blue velvet sofa with a trio of different throw pillows becomes the focal point in the room, and two rugs layer together to ground the round coffee table decorated with pink flowers and candlesticks.
One of the best ways to maximize your money when furnishing one space for several uses is to consider an eclectic style. This creative workstation is made of a mashup of midcentury modern and coastal cottage side chairs, a transitional white painted table, a geometric rug, industrial-style lighting and playful touches.
A mix of pillows and bed linens creates a cozy blend of textures to top the black bed frame. A blue accent pillow adds a pop of color against the bright white surroundings. A black midcentury modern light fixture hangs above while a striped rug adds detail to the hardwood.
A contemporary Midcentury-style sideboard offers storage and display space for books and collectibles. A show-stopping 6-foot wide and 3-foot tall mirror above the sideboard has a decorative frame that resembles clustered oyster shells and adds coastal style and organic texture to the room.
You're greeted by this steel rod screen as soon as you walk in the door of this midcentury modern house. Softer than a solid wall, the rods allow light to carry through beyond the foyer. The screen's box shelf holds keys and mail, while the two detached ottomans provide a place to take off your shoes. Design by Matthew Hufft, creative director, Hufft Projects, Kansas City, Missouri.
A vivid green accent wall teamed with midcentury-modern-inspired chairs and a bold shag rug give this previously bland apartment both style and definition. A Noguchi coffee table mimics the curved lines of the bookcases, and custom drapery panels hide functional but unattractive vertical blinds. All elements in the space can be easily removed or replaced when the client, a renter, moves out.
Designers Jennifer Reiner and Robert White created a luxe living space with a black, gray, white and peacock blue. palette and a mix of styles. A pair of chandeliers hang from a blue and black-stripe ceiling. There's a touch of the 1950s and 1960s with a midcentury mod chair, a Danish Mod sofa and a glass topped-mod table.
Two midcentury modern style accent chairs covered in a linen fabric provide some of the stylish seating in this well-detailed library. The accent chairs have padded slope arms and tall spindle legs with a semi-attached back cushion. A pedestal side table offers a spot to rest a book or drink.
A midcentury modern home is lightened and brightened by adding white all over. Multiple areas for seating provide space for friends and family alike to relax and enjoy the day. The central feature in the rear of this home is the unique fire pit, which is enclosed by a deep wall perfect for sitting on and warming up.
A master of mixing vintage treasures with modern decor, David made his house a home, one piece at a time. He cleverly laid two desktops across antique sawhorses to create a massive dining room table that can comfortably accommodate more than a dozen guests. A midcentury pendant hovers above a collection of flea market finds pulling the eye toward the room’s gorgeous built-ins and coffered ceiling.
The dining room has a modern, tropical vibe. Midcentury modern Chinese wishbone chairs surround a white Saarinen tulip table. The green upholstery brings home a pop of color. The shade is echoed again in broad, leafy plants in the window. A zebra skin rug below the dining table enhances the dining area's global sensibility, giving the space the feeling of a faraway resort.
The sitting room in this Midcentury Modern home was designed to reflect the serenity of the pool area. The white walls, white furniture and lighted mirror wall work to reflect the natural light and view of the pool that floods the space through the windows and sliding glass doors that provide access to the outdoor entertainment space, while blue accent pieces highlight the blue of the pool and California sky.
This Spanish Modern house is home to a young family of four. The design is a graceful blend of Art Deco and midcentury styles, with fun pops of color that add life to the rooms. Here, in the living room, white space is just as important as the art pieces, helping to create a sense of peace as well as spotlighting special moments, like the niche above the fireplace.
Velvet burgundy and organs pillows add pops of bold color over a neutral sectional in this casual sitting room. The two-toned walls are complimented by the classic curtains with gray and white design and gray area rug. A midcentury modern buffet is fitted into a nook in the room for simple storage.
Grays, purples, and golds complement each other in this sleek dining room. The furnishings are a unique blend of styles; the upholstered chairs are very traditional, the light fixture brings in a touch of midcentury modern, while the wood and metal table is a nod to industrial style.
This long master bedroom serves many functions for the homeowners. A fully retractable fourth wall reveals access to the homeowners' semi-private patio; a bed with plush bed linens completes the relaxation space. For a sitting area, designers brought in a gray, Contemporary sofa and clear coffee table to add a place to enjoy a good book, while a wood, Midcentury Modern desk adds an office space to the room.