Archive for the ‘Mid-Century Modern’ Category

Dirk-Jan Kinet

25Sep14

I am deeply in love with this home of designer Dirk-Jan Kinet, located in Mexico City, where old world charm meets mid-century modern and a riot of color ensues. Recently featured in the Spanish Architectural Digest, the spaces are mostly deliciously dark and moody but are relieved by splashes of pinks, oranges, yellows, and blues. […]


Tim and Neryl, owners of this home in Melbourne, met on the dance floor of a night club and are still rockin’ it today. The two artists share the home with their baby Ivy, Marvin the cat, and a huge collection of vintage signs, accessories, toys, and furniture. Although it’s hard to choose, my personal […]


Interior Designer Sasha Emerson found herself rambling around a now quiet 4500 square foot home after sending two kids off to college and having one teenager at home that was soon to follow them. So she decided to downsize by moving into this English style cottage located in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood. Emerson wasted no […]


“If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.” That is how committed Jonathan Adler is to creating a great product. In a fairly short amount of time Adler has grown a rather large empire after launching his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York. He now has 20 stores worldwide, a […]


Jesse and Hanni purchased a dilapidated old building in Monterey, CA which housed two apartments over a former dive bar and turned it into this welcoming and personality filled home with their boutique Lilify taking over the ground floor. The renovation took 2 years and the only survivors of the original building are those fabulous oak […]


Robert Townsend

01Feb13

I was blown away when I saw these incredible paintings by Robert Townsend. Yes, all are paintings using either watercolor or oil. They depict nostalgic situations and minutiae of mid-century life of American, with a nod to California in particular since Townsend is a native of the state. See and learn more here.       pb […]


Through the use of both dramatic artificial lighting and skylights installed in the floor, this 1st floor apartment with basement is anything but dark and dreary. Thanks to a collaboration including award winning Porras & La Casta Architects this lovely Madrid apartment truly marries history with modern day while maintaining an air of whimsy.  The common […]