Mid-Century Modern at Home: A Room-by-Room Guide

In-depth case studies demonstrate the essential elements and provide inspiration. Colour combinations are explored to help personalise these inventive styles for the home. Anyone eager to bring mid-century chic to their own home will find this book a valuable resource. Working through the home one room at a time, the book highlights classic items of furniture and signature accessories.

The mid-twentieth century was a dynamic period in international design, including interior design, and has retained its influence on popular culture today. This handbook shows readers how to create a tailor-made home inspired by the iconic designs of this period.

Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details Conran Octopus Interiors

Conran. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Mid-century modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, surfaces, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, flooring, and, of course, lighting, furniture.

Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector's pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.


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No matter the size of their budget or living space, or whether their belongings are sourced from eBay or high-end vintage stores, the tips in this book are accessible to anyone interested in creating their own modern retro home. Conran. Hardie Grant Books. Modern retro home is your key to unlocking the secrets behind a thoroughly contemporary home that takes inspiration from the past.

Organized into chapters according to each room of your house, 70s, and other classic decades of design, Jason Grant takes us inside homes that embrace aesthetics from the 60s, and walks us through why the styling of each room works. Despite its adventure into the past, don't expect to find tired-looking rooms in this book – Jason's fresh and accessible style shines through every page in their bright, colorful photographs.

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Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

Atomic ranch midcentury interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. Conran. Tips are shared on color, window coverings, furniture arrangements, flooring, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features.

The homeowners’ stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ideas for everything from garage doors to the art on the wall. Writer michelle gringeri-brown and photographer Jim Brown publish the quarterly magazine Atomic Ranch, which features ranch homes built all across America.

It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Hardie Grant Books. They are the authors of atomic ranch: design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes and live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch.


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Making Midcentury Modern

Working from his studio and shop in Palm Springs, his name has become synonymous with Jet Set modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. Midcentury design has a hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. In line with forward-thinking designers of the midcentury, relevant, the principles in this book are presented in a way that feels fresh, and current.

Hardie Grant Books. Christopher kennedy has quickly and not-so-quietly emerged as one of the nation's freshest voices in home furnishings and interior design. Gibbs smith. Conran. Christopher's work and products have captured the attention of such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Elle Décor, and The Los Angeles Times.

In 2010, christopher launched his own line of modern luxury furnishings, which is sold in to-the-trade showrooms across the country. Yet, not all of us can live in a pedigreed midcentury home; fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. The following year saw the expansion of his brand into candles, home décor, and outdoor furnishings.

Making midcentury modern is created to help you make midcentury modern by offering one hundred foolproof tips for introducing modernist design into a contemporary home.


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The Midcentury Modern Landscape

Conran. Hardie Grant Books. Her research has involved a close study of architectural history between the Arts and Crafts period and early Modernism, and this has been a guiding influence on the renovation of her house and garden in Colorado―a small midcentury modern ranch built in 1958. The midcentury modern landscape explores the origins of midcentury modern garden design for the home, creating gardens that were for living, revealing how designers at the time blurred the divisions between indoors and outdoors, a style that went on to inspire contemporary gardens around the world.

Gibbs smith. Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, design and landscape history, De Montfort University, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, England. Ethne clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home, and contributing editor for House & Garden.

The midcentury modern landscape is a fresh guide for those seeking bold approaches to redefine their outdoor space, or wishing to learn more about the history of mid century modern aesthetics.


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Miller's Mid-Century Modern: Living with mid-century modern design

Every item shown is accompanied by a price code to help value and appraise your Mid-Century collection. Hardie Grant Books. The ends with an invaluable illustrated directory of more than 175 key designers, from Alvar Aalto to Frantisek Zemek. Miller's mid-century modern is a handsome and informative guide to this important and enduring style and is destined to become a classic work of reference on the subject.

From the 'soft modernism' of scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-century Modern takes an in-depth look at the artefacts and designers that shaped one of the most exciting periods of design history. Extensively illustrated chapters explore the most desirable interiors, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period.

Conran. Gibbs smith. Key pieces are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.


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Case Study Houses. Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. Hardie Grant Books. The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world.

The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world. Conran. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist.

Gibbs smith. Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the los angeles area, pierre koenig, eero saarinen, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, A.

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Mid-Century Modern Complete

This volume is the single best source for anyone interested in exploring and experiencing Mid-Century Modern, the international design movement that still influences homes and lifestyles from Palm Springs to Long Island and from Japan to Scandinavia. Hardie Grant Books. It is divided into three main sections: “media and masters" profiles key creators, alvar aalto, terms, george nakashima, and Marcel Breuer; and an alphabetical dictionary of people, Jean Prouvé, and Eero Saarinen; “Houses and Interiors” presents 20 seminal and complete Mid-Century Modern homes and their furnishings, including Charles and Ray Eames, including buildings by Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, and places is a comprehensive reference to the movement.

Conran. Gibbs smith. Case Study Houses. The informed and accessible texts are illustrated with more than 1, 000 images that bring together classics and rarities, mass-produced items and unusual objets d’art.


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Case Study Houses. Hardie Grant Books. Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, photography, textile design, and film. The eameses’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics.

Gibbs smith. Eames. The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America. The eames lounge chair wood, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, designed with molded plywood technology, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. Conran.


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Gibbs smith. Case Study Houses. Conran. Hardie Grant Books. 30, 000 first printing. Eames. A compelling visual tour of mid-twentieth-century design introduces readers to the bold, trend-setting architecture of the 1940s and 1950s.


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