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Midcentury Style 41 Ideabooks

With a passion for honoring their midcentury home's history, Mike and Jill Wood decorated it with color and furniture to fit its origins. The house, built in 1962 by Ju-Nel Homes architects Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson — protégés of Howard Meyer and Frank Lloyd Wright —...
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...
Roots of Style: Midcentury Styles Respond to Modern Life
While the architectural profession produced several unique styles of residential design before World War II, it was not until the mid-20th century that Americans adopted new lifestyles that led to an entirely new architectural style. The war led to a...
My Houzz: Hip Midcentury Style for a Mom's Backyard Cottage
It was a running joke that once design blogger Dana McGill-Perez became old and eccentric, she would move into the backyard shed of her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Joe Eggleston. The joke took a turn...
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