Mid-Century Modern Home
The goal was to aesthetically redesign a neutral and eclectic space for a livelier and lighter atmosphere. The couple and their three university-level children wanted their home to feel welcoming, modern, and comfortable. We used mostly bright and airy colours with a few contrasting dark natural tones. Bright whites bring a clean, modern feeling to the space, while reflecting the natural light streams though the large windows. Natural brown tones ground the space, giving warmth to the contemporary interior.
The long, vertical lines of the curtains create a strong illusion of taller and wider rooms. Gentle organic lines − table plants and floorboards − harmonize interior and natural exterior spaces. It’s like having trees without the branches and leaves inside your home. We mixed teak, walnut, metal, and glass − the classic key ingredients of mid-century modern design – to strike a perfect balance of light and dark.
Teak is a tropical hardwood tree species, native to South and Southeast Asia.
Known for its extensive durability, stability, and weather resistance (attributed to a high content of natural oils), teak furniture can last decades. Scandinavian interior design favored teak for over a century, notably in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Glass furniture pieces, such as the dining table, add beautiful functionality without cramping the space. Reflecting light and blending seamlessly, glass is also key in Scandinavian and mid-century modern design. The table comfortably seats the extended family, without weighing down the dining room design.
Another of our favourites is the exposed cellar, a harmonious culmination of design principles. Once we added the chandelier over the table, it set the warm mood dining through the contrast of colour and light with the dark cellar.
Minimalism throughout the home was demonstrated via select artwork pieces that accentuated the colours of accessories and textiles in the rooms, instead of competing with them.
Strategic placement of chandeliers, framed photos, bookshelves, mirrors, and paintings all fulfill a purpose. Each spark joy to hallways and empty corners with unexpected pops of colour and style.