By Raphael Row. interior. Published at Wednesday, August 01st, 2018 - 15:30:58 PM.
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.
New York. house devised by the architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners. with interior designer Thomas O'Brien of Aero Studios.Barstools by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and a Pierre Jeanneret Scissor chair for Knoll are installed in the breakfast room of architect Lee Ledbetter's New Orleans home.
The living room is outfitted with Charlotte Perriand cocktail tables. Oscar Niemeyer ottomans. and a matching vintage Jean Royère sofa and club chair; the pair of sculptures at left is by Isa Genzken.At a Manhattan home designed by Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper. the living room features Maria Pergay sconces and Philippe Hiquily side tables.
The combo of a bright color paired with wood is a wonderful way to help create an inviting and fun space. A high gloss. textured green accent wall pairs perfectly with the large windows in this contemporary living room. The addition of green makes what would be an otherwise monochromatic room feel vibrant and welcoming.