Our Belgian midcentury project introduces a modern European take on a 3,100 sq foot gambrel colonial-style home primely located in Rhode Island. This house had been built in the 80s, filled with a lot of builder grade finishes and half finished renovations leaving a rather fragmented starting point for our clients. This project’s intention was an effort to sew the fragments back together whilst creating a greater connection – a sense of purpose for the home and its stewards. Here we wanted to go back to the beginning — working with natural earthen materials crafted by local artisans from tadelakt, to fine cabinet making, furniture joinery, hand forged iron work and detailed custom upholstery.
This home by Moore House Design is so tactile and filled with such exquisite fabrics and finishes. You don’t need drama with colour or pattern in a situation like this. The materials selected are dramatic in their simple beauty. Photos: Erin Little.
If a mid-century modern home had a baby with Jonathan Adler, had an affair with Kelly Wearstler, and then her granny showed up to the party – the result is this eclectic and extremely fun home designed by Jamie Bush. Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson; styling: Michael Reynolds (for Architectural Digest).
“Sometimes you just want a vacation in the city. This client wanted to evoke an authentic midcentury Palm Springs vibe in her early 1970’s house without having to get on a plane. The challenge was that the house didn’t have a vibe to start with.
We took a house with 5 small bedrooms and reimagined it to have a larger primary suite, a suite with study/lounge space for the teenage child, a guest bedroom, and a home office. We opened up the living/dining/kitchen to improve circulation. And we created an open hang-out space with a kitchenette on the lower-level walk-out basement for watching movies, ping-pong, games and hanging out with friends. Custom cabinetry with mid-century detailing was added throughout, including wood screens and casework that divide the spaces but let light flow through.
Materially we added large format terrazzo tile in the entry and bathrooms, concrete countertops, smoky mirrors, vintage furnishings, decorative lighting, Heath Tile, full height draperies in bedrooms, kitchen, living, dining and office. The entry powder was paneled in clear cedar with a floating custom cedar vanity and custom integral wood pulls (carved and applied). Because there were not many large art walls, the owner wanted to treat the decorative lighting as pieces of art.”
Fun and fabulous in Seattle this “mid-century” makeover is packed with colour and personality. Who needs to be in Palm Springs when you can have it all at home? Midcentury Broadmoor by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.
Photography by Haris Kenjar.
“As far as 2-bedroom new builds go, this property packs a punch. Studio Doherty were brought on board to reimagine and design the interiors, working alongside Enth Degree Architects and their architectural framework, which reflected our client’s passion for mid-century architecture (think 1950’s Palm Springs). Our challenge was to create a dynamic, inviting, unique and kooky home that referenced, rather than imitated touchstones of mid-century design.”
From the electric blue spiral staircase to the DTILE kitchen, from the carefully curated mix of vintage and new furniture (hello 13 m long conversation pit) and the window into the pool this house by Melbourne-based Studio Doherty is stylish and fun, perfect for entertaining all your family and friends.
Photography by Anson Smart
A remodel of a California Mid Century home, lovingly architected and built by Meghan’s grandfather, Donald Park, in 1950. As an homage to the architecture, we drew upon his original design details for inspiration and playfully updated the finish palate to give the home a warm but revived sensibility. For the furnishings, we referenced 60’s Ranch House decor, which allowed us to introduce traditional fabrics and classical silhouettes into the post and beam setting.
I love midcentury architecture but often wonder what direction I would take with the décor if I owned a home in this style. Though I may love MCM architecture, I don’t necessarily want the décor to be so typical of the period. This, my friends, is exactly how it should be done. Meghan Eisenberg did her family proud. Photos: Haris Kenjar.