2020 is one for the history books, full of the unanticipated, difficult, and strange. In the midst of it all, your love and enthusiasm for Mid Century Modern stayed strong. As we turn our calendars and our sights to 2021, here’s a review of the top 10 posts of the year. Catch up on any that you missed or revisit your favorites.
10. Top 10 MCM Movies And Television Shows
This one’s very 2020, and with time off and around the house for the holidays, it’s worth revisiting this list of entertainment starring MCM architecture and decor. (Yes, Mad Men made the list!) Find out what else made the list here.
9. A Mid Century Remodel in Maryland
8. Our Favorite Sources For Mid Century Modern Bathroom Tile
Tile is the fun part of functional spaces, and a great way to add some distinctive mid mod flair to your bathroom. There’s plenty more with this come from–see more swoon-worthy tile here.
7. Eccentric + Authentic Eichler Renovation in Walnut Creek
Originally built in 1959 and located in Walnut Creek, California, this Eichler is the handiwork of architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons–and, of course, of the beloved developer Joseph Eichler. The vibrant colors are only the icing on the cake, so to speak. See more of the renovation details here.
6. Retro Style Kitchen Appliances for Your Vintage Mid Century Kitchen
Contemporary appliances can still harmonize with your period authentic kitchen thanks to these groovy fridges, stoves, and more.
5. Zen Meets Mod In This John Burrows Seattle Mid Century
We’re honestly not surprised this one ranked so high, what with the high contrast effect of black and gray with plentiful wood and stone. The indoor-outdoor connection is even dreamier with the landscaping. This home’s aesthetic vision is”peaceful, bohemian and true to the mid century era, in equal parts.” Read on here.
4. Mid Century Modern Bedding to Spruce Up Your Bedroom
Beds are refuges, and bedding can take the comfort of your bed–and style impact of your bedroom–to the next level. Find some of our favorite bedding finds here.
3. Put Down That Paint Brush! And Other Tips from An MCM Furniture Restoration Expert
Bob Kennedy, owner of a furniture restoration shop in Arizona, shares tips for MCM lovers trying to restore a vintage piece of furniture. Tips include ditching wood stain (and mayonnaise–just don’t do it!) in favor of toned lacquer. For more pro furniture finishing advice, read on here.
Photo by Bret Gum.
2. Flooring 101: Materials Galore For A Just Right Retro Floor
Weighing your options for a potential floor renovation? We break down pros and cons and costs of MCM-friendly materials like slate, laminate, travertine, cork and more. Read on here.
1. Restored To Glory: A Mid Century Renovation In North Carolina
Our top post of the year was the renovation a 1959 Raleigh home. The renovation cleared away the clutter of previous misguided work to bring this home back to its pristine Mid Century Modern roots. Take a tour here.