Published at Monday, July 30th, 2018 - 18:31:16 PM. interior By Genoveva Blanding.
In the library of a Boston residence renovated by architect Dell Mitchell and decorated by Thad Hayes. André Dubreuil lanterns top the mantel; the ceiling fixtures are 1960s Seguso. and the Edward Wormley sofas are covered in a Larsen fabric.The living room of the 1960s Beverly Hills home of designer Waldo Fernandez is furnished with a pair of vintage Jacques Adnet club chairs and a rosewood chiffonier by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann.
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.