The conclusion of World War II brought a huge influx of American optimism, which led to a burgeoning middle class interested in buying and nesting. The midcentury modern era left an indelible mark on modern design. In product design, midcentury modern masters include Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Achille Castiglioni, Arne Jacobson, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Prouve, Eero Saarinen, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, and Alvar Aalto. Giants of modern architecture include Mies van der Rohe, Ray and Charles Eames, Rudolph Schindler, Paul Rudolph, Charles Ellsworth, and Richard Neutra.

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20 Modern Living Rooms
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7 Modern Laundry Rooms
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5 Modern Dishwashers
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8 Modern Paneled Rooms
In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Delectable Dining Rooms
We'd love to take a seat in any one of these impeccable, modern dining rooms.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate Loft Living
These airy modern lofts take apartment dwelling to new heights.
Shop the Look: Midcentury Living Room
Bring the sleek, sculptural forms of the middle of the century into your modern home.
Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Adorable Kids' Rooms
These colorful, light-filled bedrooms and playrooms are fun-sized design inspiration.
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling collection.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.
20 Great Midcentury Modern Interiors
The following rooms provide a modern take on what it is to live today in a midcentury modern home.
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Rustic, sleek, or colorful, these stunning modern exterior designs know how to make a good first impression.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Embrace California Living
These homes are in a golden state of mind.
8 Barn Houses For Modern Living
I grew up in Bethel NY, in a home that might as well have been a barn.
21 Cats Living in the Modern World
These cats are living out their nine lives in comfort and style.
Hole Up in This Quintessential Midcentury Modern Rental in Hollywood
Nestled on a quiet lot in the Hollywood Hills, this laidback post-and-beam home was originally designed by architect Philip...