A 50s Home With 00s Interiors

A 50s Home With 00s Interiors

Janel Laban
Dec 1, 2010

When people choose a mid-century home, it is often because they love everything about the design of that era and decorate the interiors in a manner that reflects the style of that time...and of course, that works. But, there is lots to like about mid-century architecture in general, making it a good choice for those who like more contemporary or classic interiors as well...

This project by Gary Lee Partners shows off an elegant example of exactly that: a contemporary take on classic style, co-existing comfortably with the 50s era structure that surrounds it.

The architectural details are pure mid-c — a post and beam ceiling, lower ceiling height and long walls of glass panels that meet at corner windows. The interiors are pure high-end NOW — a sophisticated subtle palette, a few quirky key pieces, furniture with classic lines in luxe materials and a very wow collection of modern art.

While not much about the interiors screams "mid century" nothing feels out of place either and the few nods to the era that pop up work, such as the blond wood kitchen cabinetry and Bertoia style barstools.

Just as it's good to see an interior design that reflects the original era, its equally wonderful to see a more current design that still compliments the space so well.

MORE INFO: Gary Lee Partners

Images: Gary Lee Partners

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