Style Secret: Indoor-Outdoor FlowIt may sound quaint now, but back in the '50s, the idea of indoor-outdoor living was revolutionary for the average American. Midcentury modern homes took advantage of the new passion for bringing the indoors out and vice versa: wide windows, sliding doors, patios
. The idea was to create a connection with the natural world that worked equally well with a book in your lap during a quiet moment or a cocktail in your hand at a party.Make it yours: If you have the means, space and ambition to knock out a wall or install a giant plate-glass window, don't hold back. But you can still create an indoor-outdoor aesthetic without major demolition. Leave windows bare so as not to obscure the view or consider installing skylights. Or, at the very least, choose wallpaper and other accents with a natural motif.