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.
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.
The walls are the stars in this chic sitting room: one with board and batten paneling in cool white, one rustic stone and one made mostly of windows. The simple, neutral furniture lets the textures shine, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Team Jonathan opted for a pair of midcentury modern chairs as part of its living room makeover on HGTV's Brother vs. Brother. The low-slung seating brings a bit of retro flair to the sitting room with a painted brick fireplace.
A stylish gray Eames chair and ottoman with white cushions becomes a comfy place to relax and enjoy a book in this bedroom. A wood paneled ceiling and a floating, light wood backdrop add warmth to the space.
At the other end of this midcentury modern sitting room, a built-in desk and bookshelves provide an unassuming space for reading and working. A plush gray area rug below coordinates well with the stormy ceiling, tying the sensible, cool-toned look together.
Divided into two different zones, the relaxed den was designed for playing games, watching TV, working out, or just lounging while enjoying wonderful views of the home’s backyard and waterfront location.