Mad for Mod: Mid-Century Design in Your Whole Home Remodel
Over the past few decades, the popularity of Mid-Century Modern design for the home has continued to strengthen. The style’s lasting appeal can be found in its simplicity, its emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, and its focus on clean lines with thoughtfully designed elements. Whether you live in a home built during the period and want to honor its original concept, or you are simply attracted to the aesthetics of the 1940s through the 1960s, here are some ideas for integrating Mid-Century Modern into your whole home remodel:
Open Floor Plan
Simplicity is an underlying principle. Linear, uncluttered layouts with ample light please the senses and are practical for family life.
Connecting with Nature
Large expanses of glass are common in Mid-Century Modern homes, allowing light to flow in from many angles while connecting to nature and encouraging indoor/outdoor living.
White or pale neutrals keep the focus on statement furniture and art. One bold wall of a primary color is an interesting alternative approach.
Iconic mid-century furniture typically features clean lines composed of teak, walnut, oak or rosewood, which bring warmth to the expanse of an open space. Bold patterns and rich textures add character, while one carefully selected light fixture makes a statement in a very mid-century way.
Mid-Century Modern just seems to get better with time, the very essence of timelessness. For the most successful results in your home, you’ll want to integrate period ideas with ideas from today. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can guide you toward the smartest decisions for your whole home remodel.