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Mid-Century Modernized: Our Latest Design Project (And Everything You Need To Get The Look)



Mid-century design: we know it and love it. But for our newest design project, we wanted to take the design elements from this period and give them a modern twist for 2020. We’re calling it Mid-Century Modernized. 

Like our Neutral & Natural project, this home is also part of the Sandalwood community by Pardee Homes. For the design, we began with the architectural elements of the home – exposed stone, vertical slat walls and ceiling beams- that all are distinctive elements of Mid-Century spaces. We then chose furniture, materials and accessories that complemented those features- and played with linear and graphic shapes. The color palette of navy blue, sunny yellow, black accents and pops of red helps to tie everything together.

To kick things off, today we’re sharing the kitchen, dining room and living room of this home. These rooms have a totally open floor plan, giving the home a modernized feel from the second you step inside.

Keep scrolling to see all the images of these spaces (and shop all the pieces to bring this look home). And click here to see all the other spaces: Primary Suite, Office & Media Room, and The Guest Bedroom, Bathroom & Laundry Room.


If you want to see even more of our design work, check out Neutral & Natural: The Full Home Tour, Bobby’s Parents’ Home Makeover, Sunny Scandinavian: The Full Home Tour, Modern Boho: The Full Home Tour and Bold and Black: The Full Home Tour.




Upon entering the front door, you’re immediately greeted by the open and expansive living room which looks out over the pool and backyard area. A wood-paneled ceiling with beams adds architectural interest, while a tile fireplace and built-in bookshelves anchor the space. The black rug, which is actually made up of 12 x 12 flor tiles gave us the exact size rug that we needed for the space, has a crosshatch pattern that adds a subtle pattern to the room. A sculptural chandelier and playful photograph over the fireplace help bring in that modern twist and a streamlined grey sofa, and blue velvet club chairs create a tailored, but comfy seating area. On the opposite side we added the Sven Charme Tan Daybed  by Article which gave another place for seating but kept the room open to the kitchen. The warmth of the leather on the daybed and the black metal and walnut coffee tables mimic the ceiling treatment, and sculptural accent tables and a brass floor lamp bring in more strong shapes. Colorful and graphic artwork and ceramic vases fill the built-in bookshelves and add the finishing touches to this space. The space overall leans to Mid-Century design while staying open, modern and clean.





Flowing directly off the living room, the open kitchen greets you with bright blue paint and a tiled back wall to match. We wanted to bring a bold impact in this space and chose the navy color as it not only is synonymous with Mid-Century design but still reads as a subtle tone. To balance the use of color, we chose white stone countertops with a waterfall edge and warm wood upper cabinetry. The navy blue and warm wood tones echo what we have going on in the living room and help the entire open space floorplan feel as one. An L-shaped island provides plenty of seating, and the Cora Leather Counter Stools from West Elm add a richness with their caramel leather seats which echo the same leather that we brought in with the daybed in the living room. Stainless steel appliances and cabinetry frames bring a bit of shine, and black drawer pulls and faucet make the whole space feel more modern.


The Dining Room has a polished look without feeling too formal or fussy which means it stays inviting for casual dining and gatherings. The sculptural Tove Dining Table and Jens Dining Chair are both from Bobby’s line for A.R.T. furniture and have just the right balance of mid-century lines with a modern makeover. The Gehl Display Cabinet (also from Bobby’s line) helps balance the weight of the dining table and chairs and offers plenty of space to show off plates, glasses, and artwork. Underfoot, a textured grey rug helps soften the hard lines, along with navy blue draperies on the windows. To bring some metallics into the space we used this brass chandelier from West Elm which not only is sculptural but is skeletal so it doesn’t block the light or the view. The vases and colorful artwork are playful additions that give the room life without over cluttering the space.

Overall the main living spaces are open and airy but still retain the iconic Mid-Century color palette and warm wood tones that were the jumping-off point for this house.

1. Composition With Large Red Plane Wall Art | 2. 6-Light Sputnik Chandelier | 3. Faux Green Monstera Plant Leaf | 4. Pools Framed Art | 5. Surf Vase | 6. Black Pedestal Bowl | 7. Highball Glasses | 8. 18-Piece Kitchen Dinnerware Set | 9. Black Organic Rimmed Dinner Plates | 10. Set of 4 Wine Glasses | 11. Celia White Vase | 12. Tove Dining Table | 13. Jens Dining Chair | 14. Viga Striped Vase | 15. Gray Hand Woven Area Rug | 16. Mid-Century Modern Wall Art Print | 17. Single Picture Gallery Frame | 18. Gehl Display Cabinet



Well, what do you think? Let us know your favorite space in the comments below! And don’t forget to check back each day this week as we reveal the rest of this modernized space!

  1. I love all of your designs, is there anyway you would come and decorate my small living room?