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Midcentury Style 54 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...
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...
Modernism Week 2015 Opens in Palm Springs
Fans of modern architecture are flocking to Palm Springs, California, to attend Modernism Week, the city’s annual celebration of modernist architecture, design, fashion, arts and culture, which runs through...
Must-Know Furniture: The Tulip Chair
Architect and designer Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, which he designed for furniture giant Knoll in 1958, has become ingrained in our collective visual consciousness. Even if you didn’t realize it had a name, you’ve likely seen a Tulip...
Kitchen of the Week: Modern Update for a Midcentury Gem
“Decorate all you want, but it’s important to live in a space for a while before a major renovation so that you can figure out exactly what you need,” advises interior designer Debra Szidon. After moving from the Boston area to the East Bay area...
Houzz Tour: Back to the ’50s in the Heart of Bordeaux
After a fair share of traveling, Ninou Étienne, an interior designer and a decorator, finally settled in Bordeaux. The old typical Bordeaux house she purchased two years ago had been vacant for a decade. “It was a very dark house, entirely carpeted,”...
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...
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