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.
The graphic patterns and bold colors characteristic of midcentury style can overwhelm a small space. But with a little creativity you can get the same effect, as designer Michelle Lord did in this bathroom update. Adding a lattice panel between the vanity and toilet/bath area not only created a sense of privacy but also incorporated pattern and texture, without straying from the all-white and wood palette.
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 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.
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.
The Longs chipped off the old brick façade of the 1970s fireplace and designed a layered mantel with echoes of midcentury modern master architect Carlo Scarpa. Once a darkly paneled and carpeted room, the den now blends into the kitchen. Art supplies live high up here — they’re easily accessible by all but little hands.
Space was trimmed from the master bedroom and living room during renovation of this midcentury modern home to make way for a true master bathroom. To make the best use of the small space, a stall shower was used. Fun, geometric-print shower curtains are a stylish and affordable alternative to a glass enclosure.
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.
As seen on HGTV's Flipping the Block, husband and wife team John and Whitney Spinks created a midcentury modern retreat in their master bedroom in Glendale, Calif. They chose a bright white paint and then stenciled a herringbone pattern in graduated shades of aquamarine on two walls. Yellow chevron curtains provide contrast and additional pattern.
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.
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.
If you love the open flow and exposed structures of loft-style spaces but don’t happen to live in an actual loft, no worries: It’s easy to give any room in any house an industrial edge. In the living room of a midcentury house, for example, designer Michelle Lord left the ceiling beams beams and metal ducting exposed and hung open shelving created from plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood.
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.
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.
Stunning and attractive teal and gold patterned wallpaper acts as the focal point for this creative, comfy bedroom. Drawing on midcentury modern influences, a bold headboard with simmering, peacock-like upholstery works in tandem with the long shades and retro shapes of glass lamps and nightstands. The teal motif is carried throughout the room in plush pillows, a cozy throw and vintage accents.
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.
This stunning dining room is anchored by a farmhouse table and chairs reminiscent of midcentury modern design. Black and white wallpaper and a rug are the can't-be-missed design elements in the room, and the color scheme is echoed in the window treatment, light fixture and chairs. Botanicals and antler horns bring nature indoors, and the red tray and table add a punch of color.
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.