White walls and beams make a perfect background for this living room's earthy tweed midcentury-modern sofa and chair and the large, visually stunning painting whose colors are echoed in the room's accessories.
This all-over white minimalistic bedroom features neutral bed linens and throw pillows, including one made from a cream-colored faux fur. A tweed throw sits at the foot of the bed, while colorful artwork hangs on the wall.
An orange marble coffee table is the centerpiece of this bright sitting area. Vintage car-themed art, a brightly striped throw, and colorful pillows stand out against a brown tweed sofa, hardwood floors and white walls.
Situated between the breakfast nook and formal dining room is the butler's pantry, which doubles as a custom bar. The designers wanted the space to feel strong and masculine, so they outfitted the walls with Phillip Jeffries wallpaper that mimics the look of a tweed suit and added a cool, black-and-white treatment to the ceiling.
Designers brought the Midcentury Modern look to life in this newly redesigned home with a Broyhill Brasilia dining table and a custom banquette covered in gray tweed. The modern dining chairs were repurposed and recovered, with three of them coming to rest around the dining table and the fourth finding its home under the newly commissioned painting of Alexander Hamilton by Mike Johnson. To complete the space, designers hung a cubist light fixture and had a local artist custom paint the walls to put the finishing touches on the Midcentury Modern dining room.
While small furniture leaves more room for walking around in a small space, miniscule couches and chairs are rarely comfortable. So rather than place two pokey little loveseats in this 7x12-foot sitting room, designer Amie Weitzman built large seating banquettes into the blue-tweed-upholstered walls."This room is part of a guest suite," explains Weitzman, "So comfort was really the top priority." The sofas are deep enough to sink into and large enough to flop onto, "and building them right into the wall," Weitzman says, "buys you a few extra inches of floor space."
Even if you are using freestanding pieces in a small room, you can go with substantial furniture. "The one thing to make sure of," says Weiztman, "is that if you need to, you can walk around the furniture comfortably."