The living room inside this 1840's row home features large ceilings with wooden beams and hardwood flooring. Midcentury modern furniture and bold artwork were added to create an eclectic, but timeless design.
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.
Bright, lively colors establish a fun, creative office space in this impeccably designed home. Midcentury modern furniture pieces bring vintage personality to the space, and deep green carpet adds another vintage-inspired touch.
Funny how as the years pass, older styles become ageless rather than looking dated. If you go with a look that has at least 50 years under its belt — say, midcentury modern — it won’t go stale, says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. For the backdrop, it’s smart to create a simple and versatile setting: here, the clean lines of the fireplace and the neutral tones of the flooring allow the period furnishings to make the statement (and allow you to change your mind down the road).
A smart layout with architectural elements divide this open-plan kitchen into distinct zones. Saarinen Tulip chairs at the cantilevered breakfast table add a midcentury touch while dashes of brilliant color prevent the swaths of white from feeling too sterile.
A wash of blue—in varying shades—and simple, elegant midcentury furniture makes this living room so welcoming and stylish. Along the back wall, an open shelving unit in white provides lots of storage while keeping the mood airy and light.
This midcentury-modern living room boasts plentiful windows with a beautiful outdoor view and lots of natural light. Natural toned carpet adds a textural counterpoint to the midcentury furniture. Modern but not stuffy or severe, this living room is a great place for relaxing and or catch up on some reading.
White painted brick and natural light from large windows brings a lightness around the open floor plan of this New York City loft. The hardwood floor finish compliments the natural wood support beams that create a natural room separation. Low furniture accents the height of the ceiling, and the lime green on the midcentury sofa adds a pop of color outside the neutral color scheme.
The clean white design of this reading nook creates a calm place to sit and relax. A graphic rug breaks up the stark coloring. A retro-inspired chair with a matching ottoman is decorated with a Fornasetti pillow, and a panel of abstract art adds yellow to the design for a pop of bright color.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”
The warm navy, cream and raspberry colors in this living room work together to create an inviting midcentury modern look. The cream shag rug grounds the space, and windows treatments make the room feel more intimate.