Mid-Century Modern Freak
Well, nothing yanks my crank like MCM seamlessly merged with traditional classic architecture. This vignette just looks ridiculously warm, comfortable, and inviting. Can’t you picture yourself relaxing in one of those chairs with a cocktail and a good book on your iPad? I can.
Some combinations just…don’t work.
This is one of them.
This kind of reminds me of my uncle’s house back in the day. It was a startling MCM confection for Muncie, Indiana at the time – circa 1955. And I didn’t even know what that stuff was back then.
Mid-Century Modern Freak
I live in SF, and this is a very typical room – small, white, with rehabbed wooden floors. It’s one of the reasons MCM works so well in so many places in my burg. Big, overstuffed upholstery just doesn’t do well in the typical apartment here – they overpower rooms and choke your space to death. Here’s a fine example of MCM at work.
15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children | projectophile
The clean lines, the geometric decorative elements, the seamless blending of indoor and outdoor space… I sure do love mid-century modern architecture.
Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults).
This is hilarious.
Apparently the interior of my condo would be considered a war crime or something.
Mad for Mid-Century: Dexter’s Mid-Century Apartment
In case you ever wondered what sort of MCM interior style a pathologically murderous serial killer good guy would prefer….
modernhomeslosangeles: Vidal Sassoon’s “The Singleton House”, Hits Market Again
This is a gorgeous work of MCM genius from Richard Neutra.
Check out the entire slideshow.
Mid-Century Mad Men style for modern homes | RENTCafe rental blog
The shelter rags of the time were aimed more at those who couldn’t afford the “real deal” of genuine Eames, Saarinen, Nelson, and Noguchi pieces, and yet wanted to present the same sort of stripped down “look and feel” that was regarded as the essence of Mid Century Modern style.
This pic from BH$G, one of the preeminent shelter books of the period, offers a good example of that approach.
Hollywood Hills Mid Century Modern – Richard Banta, AIA | Real Estate & Architecture
I know this is a staging, but the stager did a heckuva nice job.
I especially like the use of the “sorta” Wegner flag chairs on the patio. Unusual touch.
5 Midcentury Modern Living Rooms
Nelson (the clock and table), Saarinen (the side table) and Jens Risom (the two chairs). Risom is a touch offbeat for this mix, but still a tasty pick.
Bellevue WA Mid-Century Modern Homes
This is about as pure a distillation of the MCM ethos as you are likely to find. I might change out that sofa, but otherwise….
Jason Weinbeck’s Mid Century Frugal Fix Up House Tour | Apartment Therapy
I’m clueless as to what the provenance on those chairs might be, but I like them with that Saarinen table – a lot.
Check out the rest of the slideshow. This guy really knows how to do it.
Beni Ourain Rugs: 13 Great Sources and 28 Room Examples
Look at this room. Florence Knoll, Mies, Jacobsen…
Now tell me the myriads of knockoffs of these original designs look any better.
THE GOOD MOD | Portland Mid-Century Modern Furniture | Danish | Industrial | Portland Oregon
I don’t normally get impressed about most furniture showrooms, but this is a great one. I can easily imagine myself living quite happily in a classic loft space like this one. How about you?