I think mid century homes will always and forever be a favourite architectural style of mine. This home, ‘Villa Bonna’ in Hovås which is south of Gothenburg, Sweden, ticks all the right boxes for mid century century eye candy, with the bonus that it cantilevers over a rock face and a pond. Recently renovated, it’s stunning and I love the kitchen design with the large windows overlooking the outdoor space, and the teak slatted ceilings and walls are such a warm, earthy touch. Via sköna hem, homeowner is Linda Österbom of Studio A3, photos by Rebecca Martyn.
Poodle & Blonde. A step back to retrolicious times. Featuring a PINK BATHROOM that I would never want to update, and 2 of the most rad beds I have ever seen. Available as a location home through JJ Media Group/JJ Locations
Killing Matt Woods was inspired by the mid century modernism and the gardens and architecture of Palm Springs when designing The Rooftop bar at the Quarryman’s Hotel in Pyrmont, NSW, Australia. “The Rooftop” aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & studio spaces within the Pyrmont peninsula, & hopes to give this City fringe suburbs occupants a genuine alternative environment from which to dance the night away. The circles that repeat throughout the space and the reclaimed multi-coloured timber floor make this eye-catching and really special.
Photography: Dave Wheeler
The renovation of a 19th Century Bellport Long Island sea captain’s house by C.S. Valentin saw the marriage of the house’s beautifully uncomplicated bones and a mid century aesthetic. It’s been called “Mid Century Shaker” even “Flintstone Chic”. I call it simply sublime.
Photography by Jonathan Hökklo
I have been working from home for my day job since day 1 of the pandemic lockdown (mid March). One day last week my boss asked all us leads on the team to send photos around of us in our workspaces. I was horrified at the tiny makeshift workspaces my colleagues had created for themselves. Meanwhile here I sit at my 8′ long former dining table on a Herman Miller office chair surrounded my about 20 plants, stacks of design books and several cats. So it really made my day when Greg Walters, who runs a graphic design company in Seattle, emailed with some photos of his pandemic-driven home office remodel. I am in awe of his organization, insanely good storage units and other cool stuff he came up with. All of this in the basement of his 1962 mid century post and beam home. I’d never go back to the office with this setup!!!
The hallway image between both rooms has the door to our utility room that houses the furnace and water heater along with our washer and dryer and a slop sink. The rectangular opening near the floor is the entrance to our cat’s litterbox now located in the utility room so we have finally gotten that out of sight.
The cabinet island I created out of Baltic birch plywood is topped with my former glass conference table. The wood cabinets were surplus from a lab remodel at the University of Washington and were purchased for $25 each.
The fake steel girder/post was faced in mdf and I ordered a bunch of wood half rounds to create the fake rivets.
I eliminated a small conference room area and replaced it with a guest bedroom area where it used to be. (Perfect for afternoon power naps!!!)
The other room is on the other side of the basement and used to have walls of really cheap sheet paneling and green shag carpeting that was replaced with bamboo flooring. The cabinets in that room are all bamboo ¾” plywood. I call the other room my man cave since my wife has her own workspace upstairs and we seem to have created our own fiefdom on each floor since we are empty nesters and now have the space we both wanted. No kids in the house really has allowed us to customize what both of us have always wanted but never had the time or space to really get done.