Bare walls give a simple, stylish look to this living room design. A midcentury modern wood coffee table sits over a cream patterned area rug. The blue-gray sectional fits the corner of the room maximizing available floor space. A wood cabinet serving as the entertainment center perfectly compliments the wood stain of the coffee table and chair.
A rustic stone fireplace can't compete with the retro style in this sitting room. Graphic wallpaper and a starburst clock surround the fireplace, while midcentury modern chairs and a round coffee table form a small fireside seating area.
The seating area by the den’s windows includes a blue ash tufted sofa with round tapering legs flanked by two comfy Caribbean blue arm chairs with tufted side cushions. Guests can rest drinks on the round modern coffee tables that have a black metal cage base and a white lacquered top.
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.
Gray hues are paired with a neutral stone wall and parquet flooring to give this sitting area a luxurious feel. A glass coffee table sits between two midcentury style armchairs and the metallic sofa, while two additional brown leather chairs are placed on either side of the fireplace. A modern chandelier offers a final touch.
Glass details in this modern living area define the space and serve its main function of highlighting the spectacular ocean view. In a sitting room, four Mid-Century Modern chairs rest atop a neutral shag rug, offering a prime perch for enjoying the scenery. A unique glass-encased wine cellar divides the sitting room from the modern living room.
This open sitting room features colorful accents, like the plush teal sofas and yellow armchairs, paired with modern polished concrete floors. The tall ceiling boasts three large windows, allowing natural light to filter into the space, while several hanging metallic globes lend a decorative touch.
Mid-century meets modern with this brown leather and metal Barcelona chair and lucite footstool. A traditional neutral rug lies beneath while a console table along the back wall mixes more mid-century touches among a traditional lamp, pair of candles and circular mirror.
The light neutral fabric on this midcentury modern chair and matching ottoman features a soft texture. The accordion curtain drawn back from the window matches the light tan shade creating a lovely contrast with the dark flooring. A plaid pillow brings color to the chair while a simple side table finishes the set up.
A rich red rug helps mark out this sitting area, complemented by a beautiful midcentury modern coffee table and a cool stacking book shelf. A colorful painting of vintage soda bottles unifies the space.
Give your version of midcentury style a more personal look by letting your home’s geographic location influence the design. For this house in Austin, Texas, for example, designer Christen Ales, chose colors and motifs that nod to the southwestern site—and yet still have a midcentury look. “The décor mixes fun bohemian patterns and textures, like this wallpaper from Cavern Home, with modern and more traditional Mexican style furniture silhouettes for a clean, but eclectic look,” she says.
Mid-Century chairs with a space-age flair draw the eye and set the tone for this dramatic Malibu sitting room. A wall of glass provides a breathtaking ocean view that's nearly uninterrupted thanks to low-slung furnishings and a clear-glass modern light fixture. A shag carpet grounds the seating area, visually connecting the space to the sandy shore beyond.