With coffered ceilings, gold-studded wallpaper and a sputnik light fixture, this dining room is at once sophisticated and hip. A long wood table and eight chairs ensure that there's plenty of elbow room for family and friends.
Just down the hall sits a formal dining room steeped in midcentury modern style, with a Sputnik light fixture and large square table. Blue armchairs anchor either side of the room and echo the hues in the framed artwork.
With matching armchairs, a plush chaise lounge and a Sputnik-style light fixture, this neutral sitting room brings midcentury modern design into the present. Overhead, an elegant marbled ceiling creates visual interest and encourages quiet reflection.
Soft blue walls and simplicity dominate this sweet boy's bedroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pops of red contrast with the hue on the walls, and the Sputnik-style light fixture ties in with rocket-ship bedding. Hardwood floors are an easy-to-clean option for a kid's room.
“I love mixing authentic midcentury pieces with reproductions to make a space feel fresh and not too much like a time capsule,” says designer Aletha VanderMaas. “The bold, blue sectional sofa and matching ottoman complement the orange brick wall, which is an original feature in this midcentury modern home. The vintage end tables that flank the sofa give the room a retro vibe—and were both Craigslist finds for less than $50 each. The assortment of graphic pillows makes the space feel more modern and not stuck in the 1960s. And the reproduction Sputnik light fixture is from Practical Props in Los Angeles, and is certainly the focal piece of the entire living room.”
Modern takes on two iconic furniture pieces, the Louis XVI chair and the trestle table feel appropriate for this contemporary dining space without coming off as cold or dated. The custom light fixture evokes a classic midcentury Sputnik chandelier.