In an age where flexibility and adaptability are paramount, the demand for at-home workspace furnishings has never been greater. Whether you’re a student taking virtual learning classes or a professional seeking an at-home office setup, the right wall desk can make all the difference. We’ve pulled out the top 10 floating desk picks that perfectly blend functionality and style, and are bound to inspire your creativity, enhance your productivity and transform any room into a dynamic, space-saving hub for both school and work.
Why a wall-mounted desk?
Wall desks offer several advantages for individuals living in apartments compared to the sometimes clunky traditional desk. One of the primary benefits is space-saving. Apartments often come with limited floor space, and wall-mounted desks can be conveniently folded up or tucked away when not in use, freeing up valuable room for other activities or furniture.
Plus, wall-mounted desks can help create a clean and uncluttered look in apartments. With a traditional desk, you may have to contend with visible cords, storage solutions and a cluttered work environment, which can lead to an unfocused mind. Wall-mounted desks often come with built-in cable management systems, reducing the visual clutter and contributing to a more organized and aesthetically pleasing living environment.
Additionally, these desks encourage minimalism by limiting the available workspace, which can inspire residents to stay organized and focused, promoting more efficient use of their apartment space. Overall, wall-mounted desks are a practical and stylish choice for apartment dwellers seeking to maximize their space and maintain a tidy living area.
Creative wall desk solutions: 10 favorites for school and work
This handpicked collection ranges in colors and sizes, perfect for adding to your already carefully crafted space. While these desks can’t promise you’ll complete that assignment or close the important sales deal, they can ensure you’ll be comfortable and stylish doing so.
This industrial ladder desk with storage space
This wooden ladder-turned desk is a beautiful addition to your wall space. The blend of functionality with industrial style is perfect for working in a stylish space and having extra storage options for work or school-related supplies.
This rustic-style floating desk
This floating desk, which fits the aesthetic of dark academia perfectly, is a unique twist on a traditional wall-mounted desk. The dark wood and retro pipe details are sure to bring a unique vibe to your office room, infusing it with an air of scholarly sophistication.
The clean-cut modern wall addition might be the perfect match
Whether you’re a student or a working professional, you’re carrying a lot of supplies with you. From laptop chargers to notebooks and pens, all items are necessary, but finding their home is tricky. This clean-cut desk creates a nook for the items you need most when you’re working or studying.
The multifunctional dream desk suits a small space
For those who have a smaller office space or may not even have a designated office area, this compact wall desk is a game-changer. Its clever design is perfect in minimal space, making it an ideal choice for cozy apartments, dorm rooms or any nook you want to transform into a productive workspace.
This collapsable wall-mounted desk
For the option of a standing desk, look no further. This no-chair-required collapsable desk is a great option for a quick study session or sending a last-minute email, offering an alternative that promotes better posture and energy during those busy work or study moments.
This perfect desk addition to storage furnishings
For those who already have a built-in storage set, this wall desk is perfect for seamlessly integrating into your existing furniture layout. Its sleek design complements rather than competes with your storage solutions, making it an ideal addition to an organized and clutter-free workspace.
This mid-century modern desk checks all the boxes
Available in four colors, at-home workers or studiers have their choice when it comes to selecting the mid-century modern desk of their dreams. The design features two cabinets that offer hidden yet stylish storage cabinets for all your office supplies.
The simple, natural wall-mounted desk
Some prefer their workspaces to just be simple and don’t require storage for their supplies either. Behold, this simple wooden wall desk, a minimalist’s dream that encourages a clutter-free, distraction-free environment for focused productivity.
The desk for your resident creative
Not all desks are used for school work and office duties, especially when you have a more creative job or a creative little one running around. This flex desk is perfect for Saturday morning doodles but is also ready to handle Monday’s workload. Its adaptability makes it a valuable addition to any dynamic workspace (or play area).
This bookshelf desk hybrid
Maximalists and decorators alike, rejoice! This bookshelf desk hybrid is perfect who want to infuse their workspace with personality and style. With ample shelving space for showcasing your favorite decor items, it’s a functional masterpiece that elevates your workspace aesthetics to new heights.
Your wall desk is the key to an inspired workstation
Whether you’re seeking a minimalist oasis for focused productivity or a creative haven for Saturday morning doodles, there’s a desk that perfectly suits your individual needs. As remote work and virtual learning continue to redefine our work and study environments, the desk you choose becomes more pivotal than ever in ensuring comfort, functionality and a touch of aesthetic delight.
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In the world of real estate, where property expertise reigns supreme, it comes as little surprise that the most successful real estate agents own some of the most remarkable and envy-inducing residences.
With their extensive knowledge of market trends and investment potential — not to mention their keenly trained eye for luxury living — real estate pros are the first to spot desirable properties, often before they are even listed for the general public to see.
They then leverage their design expertise and Rolodex of industry connections to turn their homes into personal sanctuaries that serve as living testaments to their industry acumen and discerning tastes.
Such is the case of Billy Rose, realtor to the stars and co-founder of luxury real estate brokerage, The Agency.
Rose, rated as one of the best real estate agents in Los Angeles (and the entire country, once being named the Number 10 real estate agent in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal), owns an architecturally distinct home in one of Los Angeles’ best areas, which he’s now bringing to market.
Priced at $5,895,000, the elegant abode has served as Billy Rose’s personal residence for 20 years.
Located in the sought-after Westword neighborhood, the property sits on the “first lot bought in highly coveted Westwood Hills”, per the listing, and is known as the Murrow Residence, named after its original owners.
Rose himself provided a little bit of background on the home’s history.
“The Murrows considered the lot to be the trophy of Westwood Hills,” Billy Rose tells us. “Mr. Murrow, for whom the home was built, was (as I understand it) a bit of a “mucky muck” at the Rand Corporation. He had rigged the front door such that he could attach a 35mm projector to the door and project through to the living room.“
But it’s not just the location that appealed to The Agency co-founder.
The home’s distinct design played a big role too. The 1940-built residence is an outstanding example of International Style architecture (post Deco and pre Mid-Century Modern).
“I find International Style architecture to be sublime,” Billy Rose shared in an exclusive comment for Fancy Pants Homes. “The style is best described as stripped of all unnecessary ornamentation and about accentuating the strengths of the home (the view, the layout, the light, the circulation, the air flow). Le Corbusier (one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture) summed it up best when he called a house a “machine for living”.“
Vintage and collectible lighting, designer finishes, and terrazzo and custom-milled walnut floors complement the home’s unique style, while broad expanses of glass in every direction bring the outdoors in.
The house has a total of 5 bedrooms — all suites — with the primary being touted as “one of the best primary suites in its class with extremely generous dual closets and baths”, per the listing.
The inviting chef’s kitchen has its own claim to fame.
“My wife is a chef and she filmed her show “Taste of Melrose” from there,” shared Rose whose wife, model-turned-chef Melissa Rose, has been filming her cooking show in their camera-ready kitchen for years.“It was not only a great exhibition kitchen, but it served us well for our numerous dinner parties.”
When prompted to pick his favorite area of the house, The Agency co-founder signaled out the primary bedroom suite, along with “the original stairway, with its two-story Torrance steel window system“, which he says was one of the things that drew him to the property.
Heading outside, we find a secluded backyard oasis with a cascading pool, spa, fire pit, grassy yard, dining and lounging areas, with mature landscaping, tall hedges, and privacy walls shielding it from prying eyes.
Unsurprisingly, Billy Rose holds the listing along with Stefan Pommepuy, also with The Agency.
And while Rose hasn’t yet been part of the cast of Buying Beverly Hills, the Netflix series starring agents from the luxury real estate brokerage he co-founded alongside Mauricio Umansky, we’re hoping his house will — and that the second season of the show will give us a better look inside his inviting abode.
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Stop the presses — the new H&M furniture collection just dropped, and I’m already imagining each piece in my apartment. Truly, I wasn’t looking for new home decor,but a fall outfit inspo search unexpectedly led me to this wonderful news, and there’s no turning back now.
H&M’s furniture collection has an acute attention to detail and a commitment to contemporary decor that I absolutely love. Due to the minimalist nature of the collection, you’re sure to find furniture that pairs well with any mid-century modern pieces you probably already have. Plus, H&M made sure to include kid-friendly furniture that will help your little ones feel like they have their own fun space within your home. Here’s what on my radar for my apartment and growing toddler!
Wood and Glass Table Lamp ($43)
IMO, table lamps are non-negotiable. Whether you put one of H&M’s wood and glass table lamps in the foyer of your home or on one of the side tables in your living room, you’ll live for the stylish illumination.
Children’s Storage Bench – Green ($111)
Having a small child in your home often means you’re stepped over stuffed animals, crayons and toys. To help your child know exactly where to find their favorite toy — and avoid a meltdown — invest in this storage bench. Your late night runs to the bathroom will love the ease of not stepping on a small toy that sends shooting pain up your leg.
Children’s Desk – Green ($111)
If you’re a part of the remote work life, you’ve probably seen your little one try to mimic you working at your desk. The beautiful thing about gifting them with their very own desk is they’re more likely to draw on that than your walls.
Metal-frame Mirror ($137)
“Mirror, mirror on the wall…” comes to mind when I look at this metal-framed beauty. It’s the perfect piece to add to your living room or bedroom!
Plush Stool ($149)
I’m not sure how safe it is to add more light beige furniture knowing my toddler loves to roam around the apartment, but this plush stool is too good to ignore. It can be an accent piece or can be added to the far end of our sectional for a full chaise effect.
Mango Wood Side Table ($261)
This wood side table seems like it was designed for fall. It has a rustic farmhouse, yet still modern appeal that I think can work for anyone.
Wooden Folding Chair ($171)
I’m fond of rattan chairs because I grew up seeing them around, so I’m drooling over this wooden folding chair. It deserves a special place in my office for sure!
How do you feel about the new H&M furniture collection? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Creating a sleek space is simple and can involve elevating pieces you already own.
If your living room is feeling dull or just plain outdated, elevating your living space to have a more modern and sleek feel is your solution. Modern decor seamlessly blends style with functionality, creating an ambiance that feels timeless but also in the moment. It’s also important to note that modern and contemporary styles hold key distinctions, and we’ll note some differences to look for later.
From the muted perfection of neutral tones to the boldness and power of a few carefully placed statement pieces, our 13 tips will transform your living room into a modern masterpiece. No matter your personal aesthetic, crafting a living room that transcends time and trends feels unmistakably modern.
What makes a modern space, modern?
Modern decor is defined as distinct features that, together, create a sleek, clean and sophisticated aesthetic. As decor trends evolve and experience fluctuating popularity, modern decor shines in what seems to be timelessness. However, like everything else, modern decor retains some strong influences with aesthetics developed decades ago.
That’s perhaps why the term “modern” is frequently misused in the realm of interior decoration. Its confusion with the contemporary style is fairly widespread.
The modern style that we encounter today actually stems from a German design movement that originated at the cusp of the 20th century, specifically the Bauhaus movement. This so-called “modern” style in furnishings and decor dominated the early-to-mid 20th century before transforming to another style we love today, mid-century modern.
Modern design pays homage to natural materials, employs neutral or earthy tones and embraces a minimalist approach by removing excessive embellishments. While contemporary styling can encompass a diverse color palette that carries some brash, bohemian influences at times, the modern style more strictly adheres to monochromatic hues in lieu of anything overtly loud or adventurous.
Modern vs. Contemporary: Telling Them Apart
Because the distinctions between modern and contemporary styles still probably seem confusing, we’ll break it down into bullet points so you get the exact style you’re going for. If contemporary calls to you, great! You’ve found new language for the look you envision, and that’s never a bad thing.
Functional furniture pieces with clean lines
Minimalistic vibes, mid-century influence
Neutral color usage throughout most of the room
Furniture that serves more than one purpose
Sparse natural material embellishments that add visual interest
An eclectic fusion of diverse influences
Bold patterns and textures, and sometimes colors
Dramatic and sculptural lighting fixtures
Functional art pieces that blur the line between form and function
Signature furniture pieces with unique silhouettes and unconventional shapes
Eclectic mix of classic pieces with modern elements
13 modern living room tips to update your space
The key to a successful modern living room design is finding a balance between functionality, aesthetics and your personal style preferences. These tips offer guidance to work conjunctively with your own unique tastes to achieve your modern masterpiece.
1. Paint the walls a neutral color
If you’re allowed to paint your walls in a rental (make sure to check with your landlord first), this is a great way to set the modern tone in your space. Whether that be a crisp off-white or a cool grey, neutral wall tones can shift the space from feeling dull to more modern in a few paint strokes.
2. Install open shelves
An open display shelf is a great way to combine clean lines and functionality. For a rustic modern look, try a wooden ladder propped up against the wall and adorned with your favorite decor items.
3. Adorn the room with a natural rug
Modern living rooms often feel too simple, leading to a sterile feeling that just isn’t homey. Add visual interest to the space with textures like a natural rug. A faux cowhide rug, furry rug or even a woven jute rug can break up the monotony of neutral tones and minimalist furniture while maintaining a stylish and inviting atmosphere.
4. Illuminate the room with a simple floor lamp
By incorporating a simple floor lamp into your modern living room decor, you create a well-lit and visually appealing space. This piece offers some creative freedom when it comes to choosing the style of the lamp.
5. Make a statement with an artistic focal piece
A statement art piece serves as the visual center of attention in your living room. It’s the first thing that catches the eye when someone enters the room, which sets the tone for the entire space. This is important in modern design, where bold and captivating art piece breaks the monotony of minimalism and adds intrigue.
6. Opt for acrylic or glass pieces
Acrylic and glass pieces are a great option for working with a limited color scheme. Plus, they look space-age and modern. For example, a transparent coffee table creates sleek sharp lines while naturally matching the colors around it. Acrylic furniture is also inexpensive and is easily repurposed in other rooms.
7. Add smart home technology
Part of the modern aesthetic is the newest and freshest technology. Smart devices complement modern spaces well and seamlessly integrate into the sleek and minimalist design. Think smart lighting, speakers and other on-trend appliances.
8. Go bold with geometric patterns
Introduce modern geometric patterns through rugs and throw pillows to infuse a contemporary vibe. Choosing a pattern that resonates with your personal taste is a great way to add personality to the space as well.
9. Play with decorative mirrors
Mirrors are great decor pieces that naturally reflect light which helps the space feel larger. On top of their benefits related to room size, they’re also neutral when it comes to fitting a color scheme. (And if you liked the one we featured two photos up, we linked to one similar to it here.)
10. Create continuity with strategically placed wood items
Wooden furniture is a staple when it comes to monochromatic living rooms. The natural color of the wood often seamlessly fits into the feel of the room, while remaining a timeless piece with repurposing opportunities in other decor themes down the road.
11. Remove furniture to create negative space
Negative space, which is defined as the intentional creation of empty spots, is a common theme in modernly decorated spaces. Less is more in a modern living room, so purging unnecessary decor items and furniture is a must.
12. Add wall-mounted shelves and open up floor space
If you struggle to fill large open shelving and want to utilize wall space, opt for wall-mounted storage, like floating shelves. This also creates more negative space, helping give your space a more modern feel.
13. Make use of monochrome
Picking one color and using varying shades is the most common theme found in modern decor. The easiest way to go about crafting your color scheme is to select a base color and gather shades, tints and tones of that color. Create depth with contrasting light and dark variations by consulting paint experts or using color templates on Pinterest and other design platforms.
Your modern living room awaits
Incorporating these tips can help you craft a modern living room that exudes confidence and functionality while keeping with the times. With these tips and recommendations, you can easily achieve a modern living space that embraces both contemporary aesthetics and your unique preferences — even without hiring an interior designer.
Remember, modern design is about embracing simplicity and making every piece count, resulting in a space that feels efficient and effortlessly up-to-date. Find your dream apartment to make your modern muse today!
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Leonardo DiCaprio recently put his Studio City home on the market for $2.395 million. That’s the second home the movie star has listed this month. Speaking at the White House this week, DiCaprio told the audience that he’d signed up for a trip to mars. Could he be cashing his chips in before the big launch to the stars? Probably not, but you never know with Leo.
At any rate, this mid-century modern home boasts 3,407 square-feet of luxury. There are French doors, multiple fireplaces, a master suite, a chef’s kitchen, and vaulted ceilings. It might not be DiCaprio’s most lavish estate, but it’s perfect for anyone looking to kick back in style.
Check it out here:
[all photos via zillow]
Carter Wessman is originally from the charming town of Norfolk, Massachusetts. When he isn’t busy writing about mortgage related topics, you can find him playing table tennis, or jamming on his bass guitar.
Are you looking to transform your living room into a stylish, personalized space? With Wayfair’s innovative AI tool, Decorify, you can now visualize and redesign your room with just a few clicks. Decorify utilizes generative AI technology to provide endless inspiration and furniture recommendations, all tailored to your specific style preferences. This article will explore how Decorify works, its unique features, and how it sets itself apart from other AI-powered home decor tools.
Decorify is Wayfair’s latest venture into the world of AI-powered home decor tools. Unlike augmented reality shopping apps, Decorify doesn’t rely on rendering existing furniture within your actual room. Instead, it leverages AI models to create new imagery that showcases your room in a redecorated style of your choice.
Uploading a picture of your room and select a visual style
With Decorify, you can start by uploading a picture of your room and selecting a visual style from a variety of options, ranging from well-defined styles like “mid-century modern” and “farmhouse” to more abstract choices like “bohemian” or “perfectly pink.” Once you’ve chosen your style, Decorify generates a redesigned version of your room, complete with furniture recommendations displayed alongside the AI-remodeled room.
How it works:
Upload Your Room Picture: Begin by uploading a picture of your room to the Decorify platform. Whether using a computer or your smartphone, Decorify supports both platforms, making it accessible to everyone.
Choose Your Visual Style: After uploading your room picture, select a visual style from the available options. Whether you prefer a classic mid-century modern vibe or a cozy farmhouse aesthetic, Decorify has a range of styles to suit your taste.
Explore AI-Remodeled Room: Decorify’s generative AI kicks into action once you’ve chosen your visual style. It transforms your room picture into an AI-remodeled version that reflects the selected style. You’ll see your room split in the middle, with the original image on one side and the AI-generated version on the other.
Furniture Recommendations: To the right of the AI-remodeled room, you’ll find a grid of furniture recommendations. These suggestions are carefully curated by Decorify’s computer vision model, trained on Wayfair’s extensive product catalog. Each recommendation complements your chosen visual style and elevates your room’s overall aesthetic.
Wayfair understands the importance of continuously improving and refining Decorify to provide an even better user experience. Shrenik Sadalgi, R&D director at Wayfair, shares that the company plans to fine-tune the AI model powering Decorify. This includes incorporating “proprietary branding data” to ensure a more accurate match between the AI-generated designs and Wayfair products. In the future, customers can start with a list of products and create a room around those furniture pieces.
By constantly enhancing Decorify’s capabilities, Wayfair aims to empower users to unleash their creativity and personalize their living spaces like never before. The fusion of AI technology and Wayfair’s extensive product offerings promises to revolutionize the home decor industry.
Wayfair leads the way with Decorify.
While Wayfair leads the way with Decorify, it is worth noting that other companies are also leveraging AI to assist in home-decorating visualization. HomeDesigns AI and VisualizeAI are two such examples. HomeDesigns AI offers a similar feature, albeit at a monthly cost, while VisualizeAI provides a broader range of style options compared to Decorify. However, Wayfair sets itself apart by offering Decorify as a free tool, making it accessible to a wider audience.
A quick Google search reveals numerous other apps and services that claim to provide similar AI-powered home decor solutions. However, many of these options come with a price tag. Decorify, on the other hand, provides a powerful tool without any additional cost, making it an attractive choice for those seeking to reimagine their living spaces on a budget.
The rise of AI-powered tools like Decorify showcases the growing personalization trend in the home decor industry. With the ability to visualize and experiment with different styles, homeowners can confidently embark on their interior design journeys. Whether you’re a fan of classic elegance or contemporary minimalism, Decorify’s AI technology opens up a world of possibilities, enabling you to curate a space that truly reflects your unique personality and taste.
As Wayfair continues to enhance, Decorify, and explore new AI and home decor frontiers, the future looks promising for homeowners seeking to transform their living spaces. With the power of AI at their fingertips, individuals can unleash their creativity, discover endless inspiration, and embark on a personalized home decor journey like never before.
First reported on The Verge
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Decorify, and how does it work?
Decorify is an AI-powered home decor tool by Wayfair that allows users to visualize and redesign their living spaces. Users can upload a picture of their room and select a visual style from various options. The AI then generates a remodeled version of the room, showcasing furniture recommendations that complement the chosen style.
Q. How can I use Decorify?
Using Decorify is easy. Start by uploading a picture of your room and choose a visual style that suits your preferences. Decorify’s AI will then transform your space into the selected style, displaying furniture recommendations that match the remodeled room.
Q. What sets Decorify apart from other AI-powered home decor tools?
Decorify sets itself apart by not relying on augmented reality shopping apps and instead using generative AI to create new imagery of remodeled rooms. Additionally, Wayfair offers Decorify as a free tool, making it accessible to a broader audience.
Q. Are there other AI-powered home decor tools available?
Yes, other AI-powered home decor tools are available, such as HomeDesigns AI and VisualizeAI. However, some of these tools may come with a monthly cost, while Decorify by Wayfair is provided free of charge.
Q. What are the future plans for Decorify?
Wayfair plans to fine-tune the AI model powering Decorify by incorporating proprietary branding data for more accurate matches between AI-generated designs and Wayfair products. In the future, customers can start with a list of products and create a room around those furniture pieces.
Wayfair aims to continuously enhance Decorify’s capabilities to provide a better user experience and revolutionize the home decor industry.
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The multi-talented Mandy Moore has just recently closed on a new home in Pasadena for $2.56 million. The mid-century modern style residence was designed in 1950 by famed architect Harold Zook.
The home boasts 3,551 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a pool, and plenty of windows providing picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. One of the more interesting features of the home is the fireplace with a copper hood.
Check it out here:
Photos by Sean Gordon via Zillow
Carter Wessman is originally from the charming town of Norfolk, Massachusetts. When he isn’t busy writing about mortgage related topics, you can find him playing table tennis, or jamming on his bass guitar.
Step into a world where sleek lines, open spaces, and a harmonious marriage of form and function reign supreme.
Mid-century may be a classic style from the mid-1900s, but homes built in this style have a timeless appeal. With their distinct architectural features — which often include flat roofs, horizontal planes, and geometric shapes — they embrace simplicity, functionality, and a seamless integration with the surrounding environment.
Nature and lifestyle were key when designing mid-century houses, so many of them were built with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the yard, sliding glass doors, and many access points to the outdoors.
Incorporating clean lines and basic shapes, simple furnishings, a practical Scandinavian approach with muted color palette, and warm inviting earth tones, simplicity is a notable characteristic of mid-century design. Mid-century modern homes also used spaces efficiently with their split-level design, which makes it easy to see why the this architectural style continues to fascinate with both its practicality and its aesthetic appeal.
Our favorite midcentury modern houses
For those who want to immerse themselves in the world of midcentury beauties, we’ve rounded up our favorites. Carefully restored by their owners while preserving their original character and incorporating modern amenities and technologies, we believe the examples below have done a great job at striking a balance between maintaining the historical integrity of the house and making it functional for contemporary living.
Without further ado, here are 13 stylishly refreshed-yet-classic mid-century modern houses that we’ve covered in the past, many of which had some quite famous owners (or architects).
#1 A secluded mid-century modern home with unique features and views of lush surroundings
There is so much to love about this Santa Clarita property — which was home to ‘Dallas’ Star Linda Gray for almost FIVE decades. Named Oak Tree Ranch after the stunning oak trees that grow on the property, the private California compound has many unique features.
Designed by acclaimed architect A. Quincy Jones, the mid-century house is unquestionably elegant and captivating. True to the principle of bringing the outside in, the floor is made of heart pine, (meaning the heart of the pine tree), sourced from a New Orleans schoolhouse.
The freestanding fireplace is another unique feature of this property. The kitchen was designed by renowned architect Josh Schweitzer who added beautiful racks to hang pots and pans out in the open, pro-style appliances, and a pizza oven.
Sitting on 2.7 acres of lush land, the property has stables for four horses, a tack room/barn, a north-south tennis court, a large swimmer’s pool with spa, organic gardens, koi pond, chicken coop, and an endless lawn to enjoy the outdoors.
#2 This mid-century modern home built by Steele & Van Dyk resembles a semi-secluded paradise
The 8.86-acre property located in the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol is one of the most spectacular (and most lovingly preserved) mid-century homes you’ll find.
It was once owned by Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the beloved comic strip Peanuts and his children have fond memories of the property, which was used by their father as a creative studio.
There were several lots on the original 27-acre property such as Schulz’ main house, his grandmother’s house, a large pond, a baseball field, a miniature golf course, a large swimming pool, an enclosed entertainment pavilion, and his studio, all surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards.
The family who bought the property after Charles Schulz’ ownership made a few changes to the studio but made sure not to alter the nature of the design.
They renovated the studio and turned it into an inviting one-bedroom home which operated as a licensed vacation rental for a few years.
True to the architecture of mid-century modern houses, the former art studio has clean lines, minimal decoration, and large, flat panes of glass windows and doors which allow a connection with nature.
With the home surrounded by natural beauty, you’ll find a four-hole golf course, Redwoods groves, and walking trails lined with numerous rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, dogwoods, several varieties of ferns, fruit trees, and plenty of flowers.
#3 One of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s last projects, a mid-century masterpiece
Sitting on 14 acres of protected land in New Canaan, Conn., we find one of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s final projects, built in 1955, just a few years before his death in 1959.
Known as Tirranna — a moniker inspired by an Australian Aboriginal word meaning “running waters”, as the home is cantilevered over a pond and overlooks a waterfall on the Noroton River — the property is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s largest residential properties.
The architect also lived here while building the Guggenheim Museum and even used some of the scalloped glass windows from the Guggenheim Museum project to complete the home’s south-facing greenhouse.
Clocking in at a generous 7,000 square feet, the 7-bedroom, 8.5-bath home blends geometric complexity with nature’s flowing curves, in typical Frank Lloyd Wright style.
Throughout the home, the architect combined and contrasted soaring ceilings and open living spaces with cozy and cocoon-like mahogany-paneled bedrooms.
The home’s functional wood-paneled and stainless-steel kitchen epitomizes the mid-century modern aesthetic, while each of the bathrooms are spa-like and adorned with spectacular wood panels and unique features.
#4 A Mid-century home in Palo Alto that has maintained the integrity of its original design
This mid-century modern home is so simple that it reads as sophisticated.
It bears the signature of internationally recognized architect and Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Aaron Green. The 3-bed, 2-bath home features extensive use of mahogany, slab floors with radiant heat, built-in beds, desks and dressers, and Formica counters.
With flat roofs, both the exterior and interior have a clean and functional design. Inside the home, there is minimal decoration and the various cabinetry adds depth and variation in elevation.
The large windows give magnetic views of the yard. All in all, a gorgeous home updated for modern living while still retaining its mid-century authenticity.
#5 One of the most spectacular mid-century modern houses with a Moroccan theme and great views of the Coachella Valley
This stylish home is located in a compound in Rancho Mirage’s Thunderbird Heights — a prestigious gated hillside community adjacent to Thunderbird Country Club.
The mid-century home was custom-built for famous entertainer Bing Crosby and his second wife, Kathryn Grant, and was an absolutely perfect fit for its celebrity owner who loved to live large.
Among its most striking features, Bing Crosby’s former home lists a large living room with a stone fireplace and bar, a chef’s kitchen, a movie theater, and a beautiful and spacious 1,400-sq. foot master suite with a stunner of a walk-in closet and a fireplace, as well as four additional en-suite bedrooms.
Spread over 1.36 acres of land, the phenomenal home has approximately 6,700 square feet of living space that extend into the outdoor areas.
The home’s most famous guests, though, were definitely Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy. In honor of their stay there, the two-bedroom attached casita has been named the JFK Wing.
#6 An architectural gem with mesmerizing views of its lush surroundings and direct entrance to Rustic Canyon Park
Set in Los Angeles, this mid-century home designed by notable architect David Hyun has formerly been the residence of prominent entertainment lawyer Gary Concoff and his wife Jean.
The house dubbed ‘the Modern Tree House’ has large floor-to-ceiling windows which provide scenic views of the century-old trees that surround it and encourage a sense of harmony with the outdoor spaces it’s built around. The combination of the large windows and open floor plans let in a lot of beautiful natural light into the two-story home.
Notable features on the lower level of the house include an eat-in Eggersman kitchen, a full-service bar, a formal powder room, and three bedrooms. The distinctive spiral staircase leads to the primary suite upstairs fitted with generously sized closets as well as two separate offices and a large den/media room.
The massive backyard of the nearly quarter-acre property features a large swimming pool, a unique area for dining set amongst the trees, and a gate directly into Rustic Canyon Park, said to be one of the best parks in Los Angeles.
#7 The lovely mid-century modern house Richard Neutra designed for his secretary
One of the most impressive celebrity homes on our list, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea’s house is made out of two architecturally significant structures: The first is a modern heptagon-shaped house designed by AD100 architect Michael Maltzan and the other is a lovely midcentury-style house built by famed architect Richard Neutra in the early 1950s.
Clocking in at 1,350 sq ft, the midcentury-style home has 2 bedrooms, and one bath, and is surrounded by walls of glass.
The home was built by Richard Neutra for his secretary, Dorothy Serulnic and her husband, George, back in 1953. Neutra, one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, made sure that his secretary’s home is as livable and comfortable as it is visually appealing.
He designed several built-ins including a sofa system with a record player and concealed speakers, multiple desks, shelving systems, a dining room table, and a sliding breakfast nook, which are still present in the house today (or, rather, were still there when Flea tried offloading his La Crescenda compound a while back).
Architect Michael Maltzan then built a dramatic, seven-sided house on the property half a century later. The spaceship-like house is surrounded by seven exterior walls (some made out of glass) and is anchored by an open-air courtyard that sits right at the center.
A small cabin built by artist and craftsman Peter Staley provides a little extra space for guests and an eye-grabbing feature.
#8 Master architect Richard Dorman’s award-winning home, the Seidenbaum Residence
Tucked away down a long private driveway into a quiet, secluded compound we find architect Richard Dorman’s Seidenbaum Residence.
With its timeless appeal and unique design, the home is nestled in the Hollywood Hills on Mulholland Drive, overlooking outstanding views of the San Fernando Valley and the Hollywood sign.
Spanning 3,198 square feet, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has two peaked roofs and clerestory windows that capture the California sunshine inside the main living area.
Boasting an open-concept layout, the home blends mid-century and modern designs. From the dining and main living areas to the kitchen, the fluid design captures a sense of tranquility amid the walls of glass that draw in the natural light.
Providing warmth and intimacy, the see-through, double-sided fireplace is a show-stopper in the great room.
#9 This elegant home with a zen factor beautifully remodeled for modern-day living
Originally built in 1955, this home offers a fresh, contemporary take on the timeless midcentury style. Esteemed architectural firm OWIU (which stands for the only way is up) updated the property, building on its mid-century modern legacy.
The 1,516-square-foot home is in Mount Washington, a historic neighborhood in the San Rafael Hills of Northeast Los Angeles. It has bright, warm interiors, and is filled with the natural finish of attractive light oak wood.
The house — which has retained its original charm —is all about comfort, timeless design, and an approachable elegance.Kane Lim from the popular reality show Bling Empire was once the owner of this beautiful property.
It has all the standard features of a mid-century home and then some,with floor-to-ceiling windows, clean lines, breathtaking views, and a deck in the primary suite that leads to a Japanese-style garden with bonsai and maple trees.
The house’s exterior has fresh pathways and gardening beds, a gate that leads to the lower portion of the property, and a large open space that has a sculptural staircase and custom wood bench surrounding a fire pit.
#10 A charming, thoughtfully updated former celebrity home on a quiet hilltop
On a quiet hilltop right above the famed Mulholland Drive sits a 4-bedroom hilltop hideaway once owned by power couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
The secluded, single-level mid-century home has a large open plan design and walls of glass that allow light to enter rooms from multiple angles.
With soaring, beamed ceilings, wide plank hardwoods, and original stonework, the living room is as eye-catching as it is inviting and features a gas fireplace.
The primary bedroom suite is one of the main highlights of this home and it looks and feels like a retreat in itself. With its vaulted, beamed ceilings, and massive windows inviting the outdoors in, a sitting area, custom built-ins, a walk-in closet, and a marble-clad ensuite bath with a soaking tub and steam shower, it truly is a stylish and elegant space.
The flagstone patio is surrounded by mature oak and olive trees and features a bubbling fountain, making it a great place to relax and soak in the picturesque views of mountains, the canyon, and the slivers of the city skyline.
#11 A spectacular stilt house with jaw-dropping views and a unique taste of Los Angeles history
Nestled in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, this is one of 17 unique homes propped up over the side of the Beverly Glen Canyon. The mid-century house was tastefully modernized by its previous owner, acclaimed architect Donald M. Goldstein. It’s undoubtedly a part of architecture history in Los Angeles.
Known as Neutra’s Platform Houses because they were originally designed by legendary architect Richard Neutra, these gravity-defying homes are incredible. Also known as the Stone-Fisher Speculative Houses (as they were built for the Stone-Fisher development company), the unique abodes were later completed by architect William S. Beckett.
The one-story home creates the illusion of a floating vessel in the sky. The unique structure has a rectangular form, horizontal emphasis, long balconies stretching the full width of the house, and large windows to display magnificent views of the San Fernando Valley.
Some of the notable features of the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home include pyramid skylights, raised ceiling and roof lines, a 300+ bottle wine cellar, a Roman soaking tub, and its black metal exterior is coated with a 24-gauge Kynar finish.
#12 A classic mid-century house in a prime location with a long list of past celebrity owners
The star-studded Los Angeles Tree House — carefully tucked away from prying eyes in the famous Mulholland Drive — has attracted names like Ellen DeGeneres, Heath Ledger, and Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson as its owners.
The charming home with its lush surroundings is as serene as it is private. Inside, the clean mid-century modern style is warmed by a blend of natural textures, with walls of glass opening the home to the beautifully landscaped outdoors.
The home’s most extraordinary feature is its expansive 2,500-square-foot outdoor deck which is pretty phenomenal.
It overlooks the leafy treetops illuminated with ethereal lights at night and is furnished with an outdoor grill, lots of seating areas, and an open-air screening room with a retractable projection screen.
#13 A two-story mid-century gem in Bel Air with artsy appeal
Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, the 5,134-square-foot mid-century modern home features 5 bedrooms and 4 baths and has been fitted with everything from stone counters to auto window shades, radiant limestone floors, and high-end SS Thermador appliances.
The two-story Bel-Air home features dramatic vaulted ceilings that soar over the living, dining, and family rooms.
With its seamless indoor/outdoor living, scenic surroundings and the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that are popular in mid-century modern houses, the house is flooded with natural light.
The home’s interior is stylishly refreshed with inviting warm-toned furnishings providing a relaxing and enriching experience, with art and pops of color accenting its midcentury aesthetic.
Midcentury modern houses continue to captivate and inspire with their timeless charm and architectural elegance. From their clean lines and expansive windows to their innovative use of materials, these houses represent a design movement that has left an indelible mark on the world of architecture, one that will continue to attract homeowners and renovators for years to come.
Especially since, as we’ve seen with the examples listed above, updating these midcentury gems creates true masterpieces.
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Joanna Gaines took to Instagram at the weekend to announce the twenty-year anniversary celebratory event for her home and lifestyle brand, Magnolia, alongside co-founder and husband Chip Gaines.
As to be expected with Gaines’s visually-led Instagram content, the background in the video is much like the rest of her social content: full of home decor ideas and inspiration.
mid-century modern design. A style that’s seen a rise in popularity recently, with the likes of Emma Chamberlain’s LA home mastering the look, it’s a timeless style that celebrates the understated nature of design from the 1940s – ’60s era, while elevating and upgrading with more modern pieces.
The sofa shown in the video is very typical of mid-century design: low to the ground with an angular wooden frame, and complete with rich, forest-green upholstery. Whilst the sofa feels very representative of last century’s iconic design movement, we love the way that Gaines has uplifted the space with the addition of bold, modern pieces, most notably the coffee table.
Heather Humphrey, principal at interior design agency Alder and Tweed approves of Gaines’s choice of furniture, explaining: ‘This neutral living room blends modern pieces with traditional elements, creating a captivating juxtaposition that adds depth and character to the space.’
‘The interplay between sleek contemporary lines and the timeless charm of the classic design evokes a sense of intrigue and sophistication, adding personality to the room.’
marble coffee table, pictured in the video above, is a key trend piece this season, sculptural in form and to some extent a statement piece to center the living space around. Although bold and heavy, the addition of this piece offsets the sofa perfectly, ensuring the room doesn’t feel dated or too traditional.
The addition of a houseplant, in Gaines’s case a fiddle-leaf fig, brings the outdoors in and uplifts the space thanks to its rich and bright green color. When designing a room in a mid-century style, making sure to bring in plants such as this ensures the space feels bright, in comparison with the heavy, dark-toned wood that’s synonymous with the design era.
Shown above is another example of the designer’s interior styling and the use of lots of indoor greenery, this time one of the rooms in the married couple’s ‘The Castle’ project.
Our top mid-century modern picks
Whether you’re a keen lover of mid-century furniture design, or instead just looking for some inspiration to upgrade your living space with a modern twist, we’ve got you covered. Shop the links below to elevate your home.
Urban Outfitters Faux Monstera Plant
CB2 Marconi 3-Seater Tufted Green Velvet Sofa
CB2 Liguria Oval White Marble Coffee Table
The Liguria table is crafted from white marble, designed in a minimal yet bold style to add impact to your living space.
Looking for a stylish and comfortable mid century lounge chair for your home or office? We’ve got you covered. Our team of experts has researched and tested numerous options to bring you the best products on the market. With so many choices available, we understand that finding the perfect chair can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve taken into consideration essential criteria such as quality of materials, comfort level, and overall design, as well as customer reviews, to create a list of top recommendations. Whether you prefer a classic or modern twist on the mid century design, our selection has something for everyone. So why wait? Invest in a high-quality mid century lounge chair today and enjoy the benefits of improved comfort and timeless style.
Modway Bestow Mid-Century Velvet Accent Chair Green
The Modway Bestow Mid-Century Performance Velvet Upholstered Tufted Accent Lounge Chair in Green is a stunning addition to any living space. Made with high-quality velvet upholstery, this chair is both comfortable and stylish. The tufted backrest and armrests provide excellent support, while the solid wood frame ensures durability. This chair is perfect for relaxing, reading, or enjoying a cup of coffee. Its mid-century design will complement any decor, and its vibrant green color will add a pop of color to your room. Don’t miss out on this gorgeous armchair!
The Modway Empress Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Leather Accent Arm Lounge Chair in Black is a stylish and comfortable addition to any living space. Made with high-quality leather and a sturdy frame, this armchair is both durable and luxurious. Its mid-century modern design adds a touch of sophistication, while the comfortable cushioning ensures a cozy seating experience. Perfect for lounging, reading, or simply relaxing, this armchair is a versatile piece that will elevate any room.
The Aoparts Mid Century Modern Shell Lounge Chair is a beautiful addition to any living space. Made with high-quality faux leather and solid wood accent legs, this chair is perfect for lounging, reading, or simply relaxing. The comfortable backrest and seat cushion provide ample support, while the classic design adds a touch of Scandinavian elegance to any room. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece for your living room or a comfortable chair for your office or salon, the Aoparts Mid Century Modern Shell Lounge Chair is a must-have. Available in white, this chair is sure to complement any décor.
Mid-century modern design, Comfortable faux leather, Solid wood accent
May not suit all decor
OAKHAM Mid Century Modern Chair White
The OAKHAM Mid Century Modern Chair is a stunning addition to any living space. Made with high-quality leather and featuring a sleek, Scandinavian design, this chair is both comfortable and stylish. Its shell lounge design provides excellent support while also adding a touch of elegance to any room. Perfect for use as an accent chair or side chair, the OAKHAM Mid Century Modern Chair is sure to impress. Available in a beautiful white color, this chair is a must-have for those looking to elevate their home decor.
Stylish mid-century design, Comfortable leather accent, Durable and sturdy construction
May not fit all decor
Furgle Shell Lounge Chair PU Leather Style-16
The Furgle Mid Century Modern Shell Lounge Chair is a beautiful and stylish addition to any living room, reading nook, or office space. Made with high-quality PU leather and a solid wood tripod base, this chair combines both comfort and durability. The classic design and sleek style make it a versatile piece that can fit into any decor. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to curl up with a book or a statement piece for your home, the Furgle Mid Century Modern Shell Lounge Chair is the perfect choice.
Stylish mid-century design, Comfortable and supportive, Durable materials used
Limited color options
KINFFICT Mid Century Accent Chair
The KINFFICT Upholstered Mid Century Accent Chair is a stylish and comfortable addition to any living room or bedroom. With its thicken cushion and sturdy wooden frame, this armchair offers both durability and relaxation. Its 300 lbs weight capacity ensures that it can accommodate a wide range of people, while its coffee color adds a touch of modernity to any space. Whether you are reading a book or watching TV, this lounge chair is perfect for any cozy night in.
Mid-century modern design, Thick and comfortable cushion, Sturdy and durable construction
May not fit all decor styles
BELLEZE Shell Chair Avalon Black
The BELLEZE Shell Chair is a sleek and stylish addition to any home or office. Made with a solid wood tripod base and a faux leather padded seat, this mid-century modern accent chair is both comfortable and durable. Perfect for use in the living room, bedroom, or office, the armless design and compact size make it easy to fit into any space. The black Avalon color adds a sophisticated touch to any decor. Overall, the BELLEZE Shell Chair is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable and stylish seating option.
Mid-century modern design, Comfortable padded seat, Solid wood construction
Limited color options
ZHENGHAO Swivel Accent Chair with Ottoman
The ZHENGHAO Swivel Accent Chair with Ottoman is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of mid-century modern flair to their home. The chair’s faux fur material and fluffy armrests provide ultimate comfort, while the 360-degree metal base and footrest allow for easy movement and relaxation. Whether you’re reading a book in your living room or lounging in your bedroom, this chair and ottoman set is the perfect addition to any space. Available in white fur with a white base, this chair is sure to elevate your home decor.
Comfortable and cozy, Sturdy metal base, Swivels 360 degrees
May shed fur
ANJHOME Mid Century Modern Accent Chairs Set of 2
The ANJHOME Mid Century Modern Accent Chairs Set of 2 are a great addition to any living room. These armchairs are made with a solid wood frame and upholstered with a comfortable fabric that makes them perfect for reading or lounging. Assembly is easy and straightforward, and the chairs come in a beige color that complements any decor. Not only are they stylish and comfortable, but they are also durable and made to last. These chairs are perfect for relaxing after a long day or for entertaining guests.
The Guyou Mid Century Modern Accent Chair with Ottoman Set is a stylish and comfortable addition to any home. Made with high-quality materials, this chair is both durable and comfortable. The beige upholstery is easy to maintain and complements any décor. The lumbar cushion provides extra support, making this chair perfect for long periods of sitting. Whether you’re lounging in your living room or need a comfortable place to sit in your bedroom, the Guyou Mid Century Modern Accent Chair with Ottoman Set is the perfect choice.
Comfortable, Stylish design, Includes ottoman
Q: What is a mid-century lounge chair?
A: A mid-century lounge chair is a type of indoor lounge chair that was popularized in the mid-20th century. It typically features clean lines, organic shapes, and a minimalist design. Mid-century lounge chairs are often made from high-quality materials like leather and wood, and are known for their comfort and durability.
Q: What should I look for in the best lounge chair?
A: When searching for the best lounge chair, there are a few important factors to consider. First, look for a chair that is both comfortable and supportive. It should provide adequate cushioning and support for your back and neck. Additionally, consider the chair’s design and style to ensure it fits with your existing decor. Finally, look for a chair made from high-quality materials, such as leather or wood, to ensure it will last for years to come.
Q: Can a mid-century lounge chair be used in modern decor?
A: Absolutely! Mid-century lounge chairs are known for their timeless design and versatility, making them a great choice for modern decor. They can be paired with a variety of different styles and colors, and can be used to add a touch of warmth and texture to any space. Whether you’re going for a minimalist, bohemian, or industrial look, a mid-century lounge chair is a great option.
After conducting thorough research and analysis of multiple mid century lounge chairs, we have come to the conclusion that these chairs offer a timeless aesthetic and comfortable seating experience. From the classic design of the Furgle Mid Century Modern Shell Lounge Chair to the sleek leather upholstery of the Modway Empress Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Leather Accent Arm Lounge Chair, each product has its own unique features that cater to different preferences. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece for your living room or a cozy reading nook chair, there is a mid century lounge chair out there for you. Overall, we highly recommend considering a mid century lounge chair for your home or office space.