Published at Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 20:48:27 PM. interior By Hilda Dyar.
In the 1940s and '50s. midcentury-modern design. with its clean lines. warm woods. and bold upholstery hues (often in woolly. menswear-inspired textures). changed the way homes looked. Suddenly. less was more. and decorating a home was about finding a design where form served function—a philosophy that continues to inspire designers to this day.
In a Beverly Hills house devised by architecture firm Marmol Radziner with interior design by Boehm Design Assoc.. the great room is furnished with midcentury-modern staples like Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chairs and ottoman by Knoll.The living room in a glass-walled penthouse of a New York City duplex renovated by Steven Harris Architects and decorated by Rees Roberts + Partners features a vintage Milo Baughman chair in the foreground.