Mid-Century Modern Kitchen with Blue Tile, White Cabinets and Walnut Cabinets
Use cost-saving standard colors in one area so you can splurge in other areas. The homeowners in this Atlanta neighborhood worked with designer Thea Quillian to plan their kitchen, and originally wanted to install blue upper cabinets. When they found white cabinets from Ikea at a fraction of the cost, they realized they could use the savings to afford more pricey walnut countertops.
When designer Kress Jack had a month to furnish a three-bedroom home, he turned to a wide range of sources to find pieces that were available right away. “Luckily the clients wanted to incorporate as many vintage pieces as possible to give the home character and uniqueness. You can find great vintage pieces, including great bargains, if you aren’t afraid to run around a bit. For this home, we bought pieces from local flea markets, vintage stores, and estate sales. For inexpensive Mid Century reproductions I like HD Buttercup and West Elm. I also like to repurpose pieces when I can and give them a new life—like the coffee table, a midcentury piece that we turned into a terrarium by adding sand and air plants, and a Plexiglas top to contain the mess.”
Over the course of three weeks, what was an outdated kitchen from the 1960s was transformed into a bright and happy heart of the home that honors the home's midcentury modern architecture with a fun, family-friendly vibe.
Warm, Inviting Midcentury-Modern Living and Dining Areas
Within this open-concept home, ceiling heights help define the individual spaces. The ceiling stretches higher above the living and dining rooms and falls lower above the kitchen and bar. Warm wood built-ins, wood floors and wood furniture pieces make the midcentury-modern space feel cozy and inviting.
Focal Wall in Masculine Midcentury-Modern Living Room
A classic framed sport jersey is paired with refined design pieces, creating a focal wall in this midcentury-modern man-cave living room. A metal cabinet offers display and discreet storage space, while two industrial-style light-bulb sconces hang on either side of the jersey.
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.
Midcentury Modern Open Plan Kitchen With Dropped Ceiling
A lowered ceiling panel hovers above the open plan kitchen, one of the home's many stunning architectural details. Glossy concrete floors make a vibrant textural contrast to the kitchen's rough limestone walls.