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Midcentury Style 50 Stories

When Greg Kelly and Laura Herring relocated their family of four, they did what some might call unconventional. They moved into a home in the same neighborhood that was half the size of their previous home. Working with architect Richard Hall, they transformed a 1,200-square-foot 1954 ranch into something a little more...
Houzz Tour: Midcentury Meets Mediterranean in California
For many of us, personal style is not a one-note thing. It wasn’t for this couple, who love both classic Mediterranean style and a midcentury modern aesthetic....
Room of the Day: A Playful Palm Springs Style in L.A.
Even though Kelly Oxford chose to title her humorous New York Times bestselling book Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar, she wanted her midcentury Los Angeles home to be anything but fake. “I knew right away I wanted the house...
Houzz Tour: Sliding Doors Open Up a Small Space in New York City
Justin Venk was still in grad school for interior design when Amanda Bresler bought an apartment in his building in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. When Bresler, who works for the company that makes Sweet Revenge liqueur, saw Venk’s apartment,...
Room of the Day: Making Way for a New Life in Austin
While undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, interior designer Sarah Stacey’s mother-in-law made a decision to edit down her life and get more enjoyment out of her home. “She had been living with boxes for years after downsizing...
Room of the Day: A Living Room With Personal, Portable Style
Blye Faust wanted some of Southern California’s relaxed, beachcentric style to migrate north with her when she moved from Santa Barbara to Belvedere, a small island in Marin County, California. She and her family (husband Aaron and a 2-year-old son)...
How to Get Midcentury Modern Style Today
Midcentury modern style has only continued to gain fans in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. If you are drawn to midcentury...
Houzz Tour: Dancing to the 1970s in an Updated Vancouver Home
Hey, the 1970s weren’t all bad. That’s the spirited approach this father and his three kids took with a 40-year-old house on the outskirts of Vancouver. Though nothing inside the house had changed since disco music topped the charts, everything...
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...
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