Mid-century modern began in the pre- and post- World War II era. This sleek, modern, avant-garde furniture is now considered antique and collectible. Among the designers were George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Florence Know and Frank Lloyd Wright. Their furnishings were a beautiful blend of functionality, comfort and style....and they were made to last!
The stark white background brings an almost museum quality to the home. I love the modern feel created by contrasting it with ebony wood floors. The rooms are open, breezy and current.
The neutral color palette in the living room assists in blending the various elements. While an unexpected color, such as the lime green, makes the space feel modern. The design scheme is balanced without being symmetrical, creating an informal friendly vibe.
Nothing conveys a true sense of style like mixing design eras. This living room feels unexpected, whimsical and chic. Mid-century modern furniture is combined with traditional architecture, art and lighting. It feels hip and evolved. The juxtaposition is unique and works beautifully.
I love the glass Lindsey Adelman light fixture dissecting the space and drawing the eye upwards. The pop of yellow is cheery and energetic.
There's no reason that a Victorian settee can't work with a mid-century modern coffee table. When furniture styles vary, an asymmetrical arrangement works best. Using one or two divergent pieces, such as the settee, is easier to successfully incorporate into a design scheme rather than an abundance of various elements.
The antler chandelier and cowhide chair instantly transport this mid-century modern living room into something funky and cool. The neutral color palette unifies and calms the space, keeping all the divergent pieces from turning into chaos.
Mid-century modern style feels appropriate for this open airy loft.
Gone are the days when you need to stick to one single look! This individual multi-layered living space mixes a traditional (albiet dramatic) ruby crystal chandelier with mid-century modern furniture.
Crisp white walls showcase the various styles in the space. Sculptural white Saarinen chairs are pulled up to a wood dining table. I love the idea of putting a different chair at the head of the table or even at both ends. A unique look is maintained by avoiding the "matched set" so often used.