Midcentury Style 44 Ideabooks

When Greg Kelly and Laura Herring relocated their family of four, they did what some might call unconventional. They moved into a home in the same neighborhood that was half the size of their previous home. Working with architect Richard Hall, they transformed a 1,200-square-foot 1954 ranch into something a little more...
How to Get Midcentury Modern Style Today
Midcentury modern style has only continued to gain fans in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. If you are drawn to midcentury...
Houzz Tour: Dancing to the 1970s in an Updated Vancouver Home
Hey, the 1970s weren’t all bad. That’s the spirited approach this father and his three kids took with a 40-year-old house on the outskirts of Vancouver. Though nothing inside the house had changed since disco music topped the charts, everything...
Houzz Tour: Retiring to a Midcentury Modern Gem
When retirement beckoned, a Los Angeles couple decided to ditch the sprawling, traditional house where they had raised their four children for something smaller and decidedly more modern. Their find was a 1950s house designed by noted Los Angeles modernist...
Room of the Day: Modern Cottage Style for a Sunny Breakfast Nook
The owner of this home has a fearless love of color, a passion for prints and an affinity for modernism. But before she hired interior designer Meghan Shadrick, she had a...
Houzz Tour: Bringing Out the Midcentury in San Francisco
Renters often face challenges. Many of them want to update their apartments or houses to make them feel more personal, but they can’t because, well, you just don’t go knocking...
Houzz Tour: Addicted to Iconic Furniture in Houston
At first glance this Houston studio appears to have every “cool home on a design blog” box checked: small space, midcentury furniture (the good kind) and looking like somehow everything fell into place in an effortless, perfectly cluttered way. But...
What to See and Do During Modernism Week in Palm Springs
Nestled in the desert two hours east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs used to be the haunt of Hollywood stars seeking sun and seclusion. Now this desert oasis is an epicenter for midcentury modern architecture and design, and the home of Modernism...
Houzz Tour: Mod Remakes for a Silver-Screen Couple
As a set decorator, Ondine Karady used to have clients like Carrie Bradshaw and Charlotte York Goldenblatt, but since she made the transition to interior design and opened Ondine...
Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Midcentury Modern Spaces
People love midcentury modern design for, among other reasons, its simplicity. The style also embraces color, pattern and a bit of funk — a winning...
My Houzz: A Paean to the 1950s and '60s in Pennsylvania
Call it kismet. Call it a pipe dream come true. Matthew and Bobbie Fisher fell in love with a renovated midcentury modern house designed by architect Irwin Stein. But it was so out of their price range that they stayed put and kept house hunting....
Dream Spaces: Midcentury Bowling Lanes Roll On in Minnesota
Although he designs and builds luxury nightclub-like sleek bowling lanes for homes, Ryan Claxton of Fusion Bowling also knows how to work it old-school style, too. When a building...
My Houzz: Mod Chic for a Midcentury Riverfront Home
“With floor-to-ceiling windows facing the river, the house had me at hello," says Courtnay Cousino. She grew up near Ohio's Maumee river as a kid and had dreamed of giving her 5-year-old daughter, London, the same experience. Her 1950s riverfront home...
Kitchen of the Week: A Midcentury Marvel in Santa Barbara
This 1950s Santa Barbara, California, home originally designed by local legend architect Frank D. Robinson embraces the era's clean style, functionality and natural materials. The new owners loved the kitchen's quirky character but wanted to open up the...
Why We Love Midcentury Modern Design
What is it about midcentury modern design that has so many of us in a decorating tizzy? In this digital age of innovation and technology, why are we scouring flea markets, antiques stores and the Internet in search of pieces that were designed 50 to 60...
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