7 Awesome Examples Of Mid-Century Modern Interiors

Are you more Mad Men than Downton Abbey when it comes to decor nostalgia? Then our round-up of awesome mid-century modern interiors will give you, to quote Mad Men’s creative genius Don Draper, a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

The gorgeous Pasadena home of Hollywood actress Meryl Steep isn’t a mid-century modern replica, it’s the real deal. Simplicity and openness are key elements of the architecture and decor found in this treasure from the late 1950s. The house still includes many of the original features and architectural details, like the floor-to-ceiling windows in the guest bedroom shown here.

Guest Bedroom mid-century modern interior

Image Source: Architectural Digest

Mid-Century Modern Hotel

If you are looking for mid-century modern inspiration, a trip to Le Méridien Etoile hotel in Paris is highly recommended. Renovated in a mid-century modern style by London architecture studio Michaelis Boyd in 2016, practically every room in this 4-star hotel is an exemplary example of retro interior design with a contemporary twist. Crisp, clean white lines with a splash of colour or natural wood help to create a sophisticated setting in the hotel’s bedrooms, suites and public spaces.

Le Méridien Etoile’s Presidential Suite Living Room

Le Méridien Etoile’s Presidential Suite Living Room

Le Méridien Etoile’s Senior Suite

Le Méridien Etoile’s Senior Suite

Le Méridien Etoile’s Club Bedroom

Le Méridien Etoile’s Club Room

Le Méridien Etoile’s HUB Lobby

Le Méridien Etoile’s HUB Lobby

Images Source: Le Méridien Etoile

Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

Detail 9 Architects recently created this bespoke, mid-century modern styled kitchen for a residence in Melbourne, Australia. The furniture for the kitchen and other rooms in the home is a mix of modern and mid-century inspired pieces. All have been carefully designed to maintain the mid-century appeal of this 2017 renovation.

Kitchen mid-century modern interior design

Image Source: Detail 9 Architects

Mid-Century Modern Living Space

This Maryland home’s glass pavilion area provides a living space that preserves the beautiful views of the densely wooded hill outside. The architecture’s mid-century modern ascetic is perfectly enhanced by the simple design features of the sofas, coffee table nest and rug placed in the pavilion.

Mid-century modern living space

Image Source: ArchDaily

Mid-Century Modern Office

During his presidency of the United Nations General Assembly from 2015 to 2016, Mogens Lykketoft furnished his New York office with modernist designer furniture from Denmark. The exquisite pieces featured in this mid-century modern office makeover included Poul Kjaerholm’s PK61 glass coffee tables and Arne Jacobsen’s Swan leather chairs with organically shaped arms and backs.

Mid-century modern office

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Mid-Century Modern Prefab Home

Designed by MIT graduate Emil Tessin, The Frost House in Michigan City is a 1960s prefabricated dwelling influenced by the Modern Movement and International Style of Architecture. “We knew we wanted to preserve this time capsule – it was too perfect to touch,” explain Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli, owners of The Frost House. “The formal living room with its cream upholstery sofa and armchairs is where we gather for cocktails before dinner, and to play board games around the coffee table seated on the floor. We usually advise the red wine drinkers to sit in the leather chairs.”

Living Room

Living room in mid-century modern prefab home

Closeup of mid-century modern armchairs

Family Room

Family room in mid-century modern prefab home

Closeup of mid-century modern decor

Guest Bedroom

Guest bedroom in mid-century modern prefab house

Closeup of mid-century modern chair and side table

Images Source: The Frost House

Mid-Century Modern TWA Lounge

Available to visit by appointment only, the TWA Lounge at One World Trade Centre in Manhattan is a sales centre for the new TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport. The Lounge features decor and memorabilia designed to transport us back to the exciting jet age of the 1960s. The Lounge’s vintage Saarinen Tulip chairs feature original 1962 Knoll fabric and even the Underwood Olivetti typewriter still works!

TWA Lounge with mid-century modern interiors

Polaroid camera and Olivetti typewriter in TWA Lounge

Images Source: TWA Hotel

Mad Men – A Tribute

What better way to end our loving look back at some amazing mid-century modern furniture and interiors, than a YouTube video tribute to Mad Men. This award-winning TV drama series about the advertising industry during the 1960s is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Netflix.

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