A mid-century-inspired living room (named the "fun room"), which incorporates uncomplicated pieces and lighting into this simple space. Love the simplicity of windows.
Simple lines and that coffee table help set the tone. (And those prints!)
This sleek living room creates a perfect blend between that modern feel and a sort of Euro-chic. The chaise lounge speaks to a sort Fifties-therapy-relaxation.
Another chaise lounge inserted perfectly into this mix of darker furniture. Note the lack of fuss on the windows.
lareira com sitting corner
1. Float Along. Modestly sized, mid-century modern homes were often light, thin and screen-like and would only gently touch the earth. More often than not these homes had an impermanent quality that belies their intrinsic ability to do more with less.
2. Take Flight. Go ahead, reach for the stars, aim for the moon, don't settle for what's easy but tackle what's hard. The mid-20th century was the dawn of the Jet Age and the Space Race, and we had a faith in ourselves that we could do anything. And our homes certainly looked every bit as if they were ready to take us there.
5. Make No Small Doors. Well-built, efficient and easy to use, big doors are readily available. Whether sliding, telescoping, folding, overhead or other, big doors can connect the inside and outside and blur the distinction between the two like never before. And while we're at it, no grilles, grids, muntins, etc. Just glass. Big, beautiful, clear, energy-efficient glass.
5. Enjoy Going Barefoot. Connecting interiors with exteriors and employing low maintenance and sustainable materials for our floors will enable us to live the casual and informal life we want. And even our bedrooms want to have that outdoor connection. So design the home to enable that.
9. Keep It Simple. No fussy acanthus leaves. No corbels or ogees. Just clean, spare and simple shapes, lines and forms. With color, bright and bold and beautiful color that adds a smile to your face and joy in your heart.
Classic Century Sauce Boat - $47.95
11. Don't Stop at the Architecture. Our world is filled with beautiful, simple, clean and functional objects like this sauce boat from Eva Zeisel. It is long-lasting, easy to use, pleasant to look at, inexpensive and ubiquitous — everything good and true of mid-century modern.