This bedroom gets a classic midcentury modern look from its furnishings. The sleek design of the lamp and bedside table complement the simplicity of the taupe wall and gray bed. The wall art adds a color pop.
A graphic accent wall, complemented by a built-in midcentury modern shelf is the focal point of this chic living room. A pair of blue vintage armchairs, wooden sofa and rustic coffee table complete the look.
With an eye-catching gray-and-white glass tile backsplash, two-toned cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a unique floor pattern, this midcentury modern kitchen stays sleek and stylish. Countertops are mostly bare for a clutter-free look.
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. By turning the room upside down (stripes on ceiling), designer Karen Wolf created a focal point, leading to the giant window showcasing the star of the room -Dwell Studios “Brushed Dot” fabric with peacock and yellow polka dots. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
This gray and white midcentury living room has an open beam ceiling that gradually slopes down to outer glass walls. Furnishings are kept spare but striking: a gray leather sectional, lime green chair and vibrant wavy striped rug.
A charcoal gray pattern wallpaper creates depth in this dining room design and allows the decorative white plates to pop. A long light fixture with crystal fringe runs parallel to the wood dining table. A high-back neutral chair at the head of the table faces the curtain-covered sliding glass door.
Furniture pieces with open bottoms and slender legs were used in this mid-century modern living room to create an airy mood. Bright yellow and gray floral drapes are used with other neutral fabrics for impact and practicality.