December 02, 2015

Midcentury Design Plan | Midcentury Modern Entryway

A couple of months ago, I was invited to check out a sprawling, executive midcentury ranch with tons of original features. I walked inside this house and my jaw literally DROPPED. This place is in pristine shape, and my enthusiasm was a bit embarrassing as I continued to ooh & aah as the homeowner gave me the tour, but, really, I couldn't help myself; it is a midcentury-lovers dream home!

Original, unpainted wood throughout!
Amazing pink tile bathroom!
Gorgeous, original kitchen!
Built-ins galore!

I could go on and on, but I will tell you this house doesn't need much (if any!) actual work, just furniture that works with their lifestyle. It was literally move-in ready, and I rarely see that in real estate listings I pour over.

This homeowner needs assistance furnishing it with period-appropriate furnishings, lighting & colors schemes that will stand up to kids, wear & tear, and of course, be comfortable and fit in with their modern lifestyle. I never want anyone living in a midcentury museum, and I personally like mixing new/reproductions, vintage, affordable, and a couple of interesting statement pieces. I always want something in the room to look original.

Before I worked on their entryway, I helped with their dining room, but I'm jumping ahead to show you the two design plans I put together for this space. The homeowner had already made her mind up about the light (yay for a Sputnik!!), and had just purchased the bench from West Elm, so I worked both of those items into the two design plan options.

OPTION ONE
The first design plan option is blue, aqua, white and chrome with just a touch of brass. They have gray walls, gray & white marble floors, and a bunch of gorgeous, original wood. I immediately fell in love with this runner, which inspired the entire design plan. It's not a huge space, so tchotchkes will be minimal, and the textiles need to be fabulous.



OPTION TWO
The second design plan option is a bit more bold (hello ORANGE, you know how I love thee!) and a bit more graphic (love that runner!), so I gave them both options, which I rarely do because I usually feel strongly about one of the options I put together over the others. Here, I really can see both options working well in their home.



Which one do you think they decided on? There will be a few adjustments (there always are), but the client has started executing the plan, and should have her whole entryway pulled together shortly! I can't wait to show you how it all comes together.

2 thoughts:

Linda December 9, 2015 at 5:51 PM  

Lovely turquoise and coral colours.

MCM_Fan February 4, 2016 at 2:09 PM  

Love the atomic light fixture, common to both options.

check out my blog at www.atomicmonstercafe.com a mix of mcm and art deco objets d'art and anything else that interests me.

you have a cool blog...best success in your business!

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