Mid-Century Modern Family Room

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I love visiting clients during the holidays! It's always fun to see their holiday decor, and in this particular home, it is an especially memorable time, since it is their first Christmas as a family of three! (Plus their two adorable fur babies.)

I started working with these wonderful clients over the summer. They were relocating from the East Coast had just purchased a mid-century modern home in Palo Alto, CA. We started with a few virtual design meetings, since one of the homeowners was still wrapping up their time in Philadelphia before the big move. They had just a few weeks to plan (and complete) a few light renovations before the arrival of their first child and I was really excited to help them accomplish their design goals.

We selected new oak hardwood flooring to compliment the warmth of their beautiful original tongue and groove ceilings, planned a new fireplace design, and updated lighting throughout the home.

The family room is the center of the home and visible from their courtyard entry. We chose a textured wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries to give depth (and drama, which I love!) to the main wall. Mid-century style furniture from West Elm provides storage: a desk/shelving unit offers a home office area, while the media console adds a stylish flair to house the large tv (one of the homeowner's main request was to keep his big tv!) :)

I love that the homeowner enjoys color as much as I do! The orange pendants provide a fun pop, replacing non-midcentury lighting that had been there previously. The fireplace got a makeover, with hand-painted Starburst pattern from Fireclay Tile, a marble hearth, and quartz trim. Inspired by my own Seth Thomas Clock, the homeowner scored one online and had it refurbished locally. The perfect accessory to the new fireplace and it tells time correctly!

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We are still waiting for some new lighting to arrive for the kitchen and dining nook, so stay tuned for that. I had so much fun working with these clients and happy for them to start making family memories in their new "old" mid-century home! 


Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries Manila Hemp, Peacock Blue, Phillip Jeffries
Pendants: Astron Aluminum Pendant, Rejuvenation
Media Console: Audrey Media Console, West Elm
Desk/Bookcase: Linden Wall Desk and Storage Set, West Elm
Rug: Diamond Point Rug, West Elm
Fireplace Tile: Starburst, Fireclay Tile
Clock: Vintage Seth Thomas Clock
Hardwood Flooring: Monarch Plank Domaine European Oak