Did you know mid century modernism refers to the postwar era between the years 1945 and 1965 according to Forbes? It’s based solely on the fact that great design is an essential part of life. It’s no wonder then, that the organic, optimistic, clean lined designs of the mid century modern era still have sway over interior designers globally.
To prove this point, we rounded up 4 enchanting homes from around the world, from Washington D.C. to The Hampton’s, NY to Connecticut to Surrey, England, incorporating iconic mid century pieces to a breathtakingly modern effect. Scroll down to be amazed by the impressive range of interiors filled with iconic pieces by Finn Juhl, Charles and Ray Eames, Hans Wegner and Eero Saarinen.
Historic Home in D.C.
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This breathtaking home in Georgetown Historic District is by architect Adam McGraw. It’s furnished with mid century modern icons like Eames chairs and a colorful Finn Juhl Sideboard. This sideboard was the first Danish icon recognized worldwide! The sideboard with the vibrant wall art adds much needed color against the backdrop of pale oak floor and white walls.
Vacation Home in The Hamptons, NY
In this inviting The Hamptons, NY home filled with statement pieces, practical materials were used by interior designer Danielle Roberts for the living room. She sought a plush wide-wale corduroy CB2 sofa, reclaimed wood coffee table and a magical combination of molded plywood and Aniline leather for the Wegner Shell Chair. Doesn’t this Danish beauty exude luxury?
Strongly Angular Cottage in Connecticut
This impressive, angular cottage in Connecticut is by Betsy Burbank is ingeniously furnished with classic modernist design icons like a Saarinen Womb Chair in a lovely shade of green, an Eames Lounge Chair in white and glass top side table by Eileen Grey in chrome. These mid century pieces look right at home with the pendant lights. This home exudes chic minimalism!
Cozy Home in Surrey, England
This cozy breakfast nook in Surrey, England tucked under a sloped roof is by interior designer Sigmar. This nook mixes both rustic and modernist pieces including a one legged, organic Tulip Table also by mid century mastermind Saarinen. Who wouldn’t love this tiny, yet expertly designed nook? From the light color scheme to the abundant natural light, every detail works.
We hope this info inspires you. Which of these enchanting homes is your fave? Tell us! For the mid century modern design icons above, visit Manhattan Home Design. Founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success award winner according to Fox News, MHD produces coveted items.