Tucked away in a vivacious neighborhood, this mid-century modern residence
houses a young family in a space that is hearty and full of character.
Design is ever cyclical, styles that have had their heyday are resurrected in new
ways, and while mid-century modern is by no means the only aesthetic to have had
a resurgence, it has certainly done so with indelible residing influence. Defined by
its clean lines, organic forms, a less-is-more approach, and emphasis on
As with traditional 1960s mid-century modern designs, the house follows an earthy
palette with modest yet practical carpentry using only a single reddish-brown wood
injecting tinge of warmth throughout the abode, along with the chosen tiles being
in creamy beige hue, creating a stylish and timeless base along with a tasteful
selection of textures building visual impact.
While on the other hand, typical mid-century modern design minimizes the level of
décor and ornaments, we opted for the alternative, with soft textiles and
personalized accessories to create a warm space filled with personal touch. A
curated built environment was constructed in the living space to allow the couple’s
treasure trove of growing ceramics and mementos to stand proud while blending
seamlessly with each pieces telling their own stories and becoming the showpiece
of the home.
Earthy washes of green subway tiles were introduced as an accent color in the
dining area with the same hues used that accented the main door, giving a
contrasting visual transition with semblance of uniformity to the otherwise wood
The kitchen wall was demolished midway to open-up the space, creating an illusion
of openness, allowing more visual connectivity through the entire hosting space
whilst borrowing natural light to bounce off each area through the home. A double
gallery cabinetry was introduced with subtle design elements that complements
the core of clean lines and functionality in order to utilize the tight square footage
of a kitchen with enough storage opportunities to grow alongside the family. Ridded glass doors and panels were also selected to efficiently allow light to bounce
through and acts as a barrier of opacity to conceal the laundry area while cooking
The continuity use of materials and guiding principle in the bathrooms harmonizes
with the rest of the place by adding warmth to an otherwise simple space. Incorporating unsuspecting tactile touches like the indentation on the mirror
vanity, it performs beyond just a visual interest, its created to generate airflow
fluidity whilst concealing the given windows, minimizing clutter and uninterrupted
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