mid-century modern dining room, mid-century chandelier, mixed textures, wood ceiling, red brick wall, open shelving, accent color wall

Mid-Century Modern Design Defined

  • April 1, 2019

Mid-Century Modern design is an iconic twentieth-century style that continues to captivate and excite us well into the twenty-first century.

With its sleek lines and warm tones, this style is perfect for those looking for a space that’s welcoming in nature and fun in design! What’s also special about this design style is that it’s not “one-size-fits-all.” Depending on your unique style, you can create a Mid Century Modern space that is anything you desire it to be: colorful or neutral, relaxing or energetic!

On today’s blog we are going to showcase a beautiful mid-century modern remodel by one of our designers as we illustrate and define some of the technical features that make up this unique design.

What is Mid-Century Modern Design?

Mid-Century Modern is a style of architecture, and interior design that reflects World War II optimism, the growing economy, and the rapid rise of suburban living. This period roughly lasted from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s. Suburban homes built during this time were fairly small, yet open, uncluttered, and airy. Efficiency was key. These homes were intentionally designed to be a fresh alternative to the darker, neo-classical styles of the earlier part of the twentieth century.

“Mid-Mod” is so appealing because it tends to blend organic and natural elements with clean and simple styling. Mid-mod design offers a sense of tranquility because of its horizontal tendencies and warm palettes. Less can be more in this design style.

What design features define a Mid-Century Modern space?

  • Organic and geometric shapes. Mid-century modern style focuses on clean lines with a mix of both organic and geometric shapes
  • Function over form
  • Combination of contrasting materials and textures
  • Neutral and bold
  • Bringing nature indoors – warm woods
  • Cabinetry with clean, simple lines

Our designer’s primary design focus for this kitchen remodel was functionality. What was originally thought to be a pretty limited space turned out to be very functional and aesthetically pleasing. The work triangle was re-oriented to make the space more efficient for everyday tasks.

How do you accessorize a mid-century modern inspired space?

Accessories always serve to complete a space. Our designers like to incorporate some of a client’s personal and meaningful items: those that have stories, or simply things that the client really loves. This may include vintage pieces tastefully mixed with newer items to create a pleasing and harmonious blend that honor’s family traditions, while giving the overall space a more modern feel.

Be sure to check out the rest of this home in our portfolio. For more inspiration, visit Decor Cabinets, our cabinet partner for this project.

Mid-century modern is just one of the many styles of kitchens that the Studio M Kitchen & Bath team has created for their clients. We want your home to be beautiful, functional and reflect your own unique design aesthetic. Check out our design services and explore the options you have been considering.

If you’re interested in starting the project of your dreams, schedule an appointment with our design team.

Lucas says

I love the colors! So peaceful, and grounding.

mingleteam says

Thank you so much, Lucas! The design was very cohesive & detail-focused. We are so happy you love it!

MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Tanya says

Hello. This is a stunning house. I love how well the wall color in the dining room complements their mid-century furniture. Could you provide me with the paint info (brand/color). Thank you.

mingleteam says

Hi Tanya, I’m sorry to share that we don’t have that information as we only provided the cabinetry for this home.

Thank you for checking out our blog.

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