John Klopf, principal architect of San Francisco-based firm Klopf Architecture, spent over half a year supervising the renovations of a spectacular Eichler in Burlingame, California (part 1). Once the interior remodeling was finished, it was time for the fun part: atomic furniture!
Where John and his team solidified and delivered an open-air, flowing contemporary look to the Eichler, the homeowners stepped in to do their jobs, namely by furnishing and decorating the house.
The homeowners wasted no time in finding the best of the best atomic furniture for their Eichler. The products pictured here include:
- A Possini Euro White Flower chandelier
- Eames armchairs with dowel leg base
- KitchenAid stainless steel appliances
- Malm occasional table
- Daltile “Fabrique Noir” charcoal gray porcelain tile
- FLOR striped rug
- Parker midcentury expandable walnut dining table
- Benjamin Moore Natura Paint, Decorator’s White
John’s advice for furnishing your midcentury modern home is to dive head first into research—and to get excited about it. “Gather a lot of great midcentury modern inspiration images to share with your design team,” he says.
If you live in a midcentury home, try finding photos of how the space looked when it was furnished by the original homeowners. If not, never fear—the internet is here to help! Start with what you know and like for your search, and expand the atomic furniture hunt from there.
John also advises that before considering the furnishings, be careful when choosing your team to help you with your midcentury modern dreams. “Be sure to work with an architect and builder who are accustomed to working in the midcentury modern style,” he says.
Needless to say, the joint work of the homeowners and Klopf was a success for this Eichler, but what should you do when making your own midcentury dream home? Stay tuned for part 3!