Midcentury — Doing it YOUR Way!
In February of this year more than 77,500 visitors made their way to Palm Springs. Yes, they enjoyed the warm weather, the sunshine and excellent, eclectic restaurants and bars. However, the main attraction was Modernism Week, an 11-day celebration of midcentury architecture and design that attracts participants from throughout the United States as well as from other countriesPhotography by David A. Lee Photography.
This, though, is but one sign of the continuing popularity of midcentury, whether decorating an entire home or creating specific design statements. Clean, simple lines, abundant lights, and innovative architecture characterize this design aesthetic and add to what seems to be it’s timeless appeal. Stone and wood are likewise major elements, as shown in the photograph below.Photography by Kimberley Bryan.
So too is the emphasis on letting abundant light enter the space along with the placement of carefully selected accessories.Photography by Justin Coit.
However, don’t despair if you are not fortunate enough to live in an actual midcentury home. For example, fill bookshelves with accessories that embody the color, texture, clean lines and organic feel of the period.Photography from www.design-market.fr.
Then of course there’s that iconic item – the bar! This one was created for Mad Men and is now in the Smithsonian Museum.Photography from Bloomberg.com.
Zeroing in, a nod to midcentury barware adds that special flair to any interior, and the classic designs make it timeless. Some examples are below.Photography of Black and Gold Glasses from Way2Finds.com.Buy them here. here. Photography of Gregory Duncan Purple Thistle Vintage Highball Glasses by Way2Finds.com. Buy them here.
Obviously midcentury has proved itself a lasting design statement, open today to interpretation whether in an overall house, in a single room setting or in the use of accessories.comments powered by Disqus