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.

Mad Men MCM furniture
Photo courtesy of Interior Design.

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.

The exterior of a mid century modern remodel home with a classic-pointed roof and large glass panes.
Photo by Anice Hoachlander.

9. A Mid Century Remodel in Maryland

This home in Easton, Maryland received much-needed TLC. Gregory Wiedemann, AIA Principal of Wiedemann Architects, and his team stepped in. See the stunning results here.

A walk-in shower and bathroom wall are covered in small square tiles in different shades of green, blue and whiteCourtesy of modwalls.com
Courtesy of modwalls.com

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.

Walnut Creek exterior
Photo by Daniel Blue.

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.

retro style mid century modern kitchen with retro appliances
Photo by Jim Brown

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.

The caviar-painted exterior of this MCM home complete with wooden slats, the surrounding nature, and a mid century zen style.
Photo by Matthew Gallant.

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.

Mid century modern bedding with a yellow starburst print.
Photo courtesy of hangtightstudio88.

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.

Mid Century Modern credenza under gallery wall art from the 50s and 60s
Photo by Bob Kennedy.

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.

living room hardwood floor

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.

The home's dark turquoise exterior surrounded by trees.
Photo by Keith Isaacs.

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.

Atomic Ranch Best of Style 2021For more mid century bests, check out our first-ever Best of Style issue! Order your copy here.

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