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Entries in Midcentury Modern (72)

Tuesday
Aug202013

A LIVING GALLERY

The rich mix of styles from different periods and places is what makes this stunning Brussels house so special. Actually, it is a home/gallery with a decor that changes every so often depending on the owners' need to exhibit new incoming pieces. The Ampersand House and Gallery is a place where to be creative and constantly experiment with design. Although mostly a modernist decor, eclecticism reigns in this home.

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Wednesday
Aug072013

AN EYE FOR MODERNISM

It doesn't take long to realize there's a design aficionado living in this mid century modern haven. Well, actually two. Designed by architect Edward Fickett, this is the California home of renowned photographer Jonn Coolidge and his partner and ceramist Warner Walcott. Every single piece of furniture, accessories and lighting fixtures is exquisitely curated — some even brought through eBay. The couple's love for style and design doesn't only come through in their work, but also in their beautiful home.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

MODERN-CLASSIC LOVE

If you're a mid-century modern aficionado like moi, then you know how hard it is to find great pieces at prices that won't break the bank. At times, this can be a frustrating task. But with a growing demand for this timeless style, amazing reproductions are being manufactured so close to the originals that you have to be an expert to tell them apart. I'm always in the lookout for these classic beauties since they add a touch of modernity to any decor without trying so hard. I recently found, Exclusive Mod, a new wonderful online resource that offers a great —and affordable— collection of modern reproductions. So if you happen to be in the market for a Verner Panton style chair or an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair (among many others), then you're in luck. Our friends at Exclusive Mod are extending our readers a unique discount coupon worth 25% off their purchase. It's siimple: just remember to use coupon code DESIGNERPAD25 at checkout. Shop away!

Tuesday
Jun182013

AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION

After making the decision to sell her Chelsea loft and Hamptons beach house in order to spend time traveling, stylist/photographer Anita Calero just sold part of her impressive collection of mid-century treasures in 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design sale at Christie’s. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Calero at a photo shoot a few years back in her live/work loft, and I remember being in complete awe of how exquisitely styled her pad was. It was almost as being in the coolest museum where I just wanted to touch everything. I'm sure her new home would be as gorgeous as this one was.

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Thursday
Jun062013

A CONSCIOUS RENOVATION

What happens when you outgrow your apartment? In the case this New York family of five, buying the loft above theirs and merging them to create this 3,600 stunner was the perfect move. They implemented several eco-friendly solutions and sustainable materials like recycled denim as insulation into the renovation. Granted the final result is to dye for, but I can't stop drooling over their amazing collection of mid-century chairs—one more beautiful than the other.

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Tuesday
May142013

A VERY PERSONAL STYLE

Set in the gorgeous region of Alentejo, Portugal, this glorious country adobe is the peaceful retreat of designer Nuno Benito. His enviable collection of flea market finds, vintage Scandinavian furniture and family heirloom compliment each other beautifully in this house—giving it soul and personality. From quiet to bold, the area rugs play an important role in this home's decor as he feels they're the finishing touch that give warmth and humanity to every space. As for the accessories, he prefers to use older pieces that have some history and individuality.

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Monday
May062013

A FACTORY OF POSSIBILITIES

It's hard to believe this bright and impeccable dwelling was once an old factory building in Berlin's city center. After relocating from London, Eve and Gerard Ruecker were in the hunt for a quiet, light-filled oasis in the middle of the German capital —a not-so-easy find in such a urban city. But when they found this crumbling factory, they instantly fell head-over-hills in love with its charm and saw plenty of potential in it. They hired the German architectural firm Miethe+Quehl to help them transform the industrial structure into a home with the Scandinavian flair they were going for: an ultra comfortable environment with a clean and minimalist approach. After completeing the long renovation, the Rueckers got the stunning oasis the had hoped for.

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Sunday
Mar032013

CELEBRATING MODERNISIM

I just came across these wonderful prints inspired by the all-so-iconic Scandinavian aesthetic, and I'm just loving them! It's Liz Lyons' way of paying homage to mid-century, modernist design and designers like Eames, Jacobsen, Saarinen, Cathrineholm, Lindberg among others—and of course some of their most emblematic work. The prints come with a white border, ready for mounting and hand signed by her. You can see her complete collection in her Etsy shop Visual Philosopy. Enjoy!

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