I have an exciting guest post for you today from my new friends over at Décor Aid. They’ve offered to give us a personal tour of this beautiful mid century modern home from one of their talented designers, Sue B. I can’t wait to get a closer look at this stylish home, so I’ll turn it over to them to share the details with you.
These are the pieces featured in the mood board above:
Here at Décor Aid, we often deal with clients who are looking to make their home-away-from-home a sanctuary where they can escape from the frantic city life. This favorite project of ours was no different, and provided a unique challenge for our designer. This city couple wanted a place to escape from the intensity of NYC and sought out this Connecticut summer home in small-town Roxbury.
Now, the location was just what they were looking for, but the aesthetic—not so much. Bleak and uninspired, the owners wanted their new interiors to evoke sophisticated relaxation without losing their fun-loving personalities and city inspiration.
We used a collection of both muted and bold colors to create a relaxing, dreamy home that was still lively enough to use as a space to entertain their summer guests. Using warm neutrals in this house was a strategic decision.
Instead of opting for a stark white wall, our designer used beiges and taupes to warm up the walls of the house and evoke the feeling of summer. The muddied tones of the grey walls also act as the perfect bridge to the brighter teals and pinks scattered throughout the home without being overbearing.
The edit of these brighter colors was crucial in maintaining some sophistication without being too neutral. Our designer made the bold decision to add a deep blue flower-vine wallpaper to a small reading nook and desk area. A true statement pattern, this wallpaper is bold and modern, and also pairs expertly with the mid-century modern furniture. A different pattern or choice of area might have appeared muddled and overwhelming, but this small area creates a pocket of the room that serves up attention-grabbing style.
Our clients were big fans of mid-century modern furniture, so we kept it consistent with clean lines threaded throughout the home. Smooth silhouettes and velvety fabrics line the living room and den furniture, bringing a contemporary update to traditional themes. These charming pieces evoke the best in Connecticut style while simultaneously bringing some of that lively city energy to the space.
The decor was subtly punctuated with pink and teal accents, which provided a playful blend of feminine and masculine color combinations to offset the neutrals in the rest of the home’s furniture. As this is a summer home, our designer wanted the color scheme to still read as fun instead of solely functional. This is pops of color done right—contemporary chartreuse throw pillows, ornate rugs with pink tones, and crisp teal chairs all work to breathe life into this mid-century modern haven.
This home’s color palette was a crucial part in bringing unity to the entire space, and was able to create the fully realized vision the homeowners had in mind. These neutral tones weave a common thread throughout the home, which is punctuated by colored accents in the decor. Our clients were left with a space that was not only bright and airy, but had personality and felt like home.
If you like this look, you might also like my Shaded Spruce color trend post and my Charcoal Black, Stone Gray, Harbor Mist and Charming Taupe product roundups. My Teal and Pink Color Palette with a Touch of Chartreuse post also coordinates with this palette.
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