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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Modern in Lexington, Kentucky
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10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
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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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25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
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The benefits of using local stone in a building's structure are multifold.
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A Mid-Century Modern Makeover in Los Angeles
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A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
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9 Midcentury Modern Storage Solutions on eBay
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5 Legendary Midcentury Homes That Pushed Prefab Building Forward
From the Eames House to a progressive modular home by Jean Prouvé, these five midcentury prefabs were ahead of their time.
7 Paint Colors That Nail the Midcentury-Modern Look
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An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
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12 Modern Hotels in Historic Buildings Around the World
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A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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19 Laudable Midcentury Modern Renovations in Los Angeles
These thoughtful remodels take on the daunting task of preserving the homes’ marvelous midcentury roots.
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In a World Tour of Midcentury Moderns, This Book Is the Final Stop
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10 Midcentury Modern Headboards to Elevate Your Bedroom
Make a real statement with a midcentury modern headboard.
Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition
Preservationists mount a last-ditch effort to save the Lewis and Clark branch, designed by Frederick Dunn.
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16 Midcentury-Modern Dressers That Max Out Style and Storage
Keep your bedroom clutter at bay with these understated dressers.
This Palm Springs Hotel is Filled with Vintage Midcentury Modern Finds
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The Midcentury Modern Stunner From “Knives Out” Lists for $1.4M
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Midcentury Mash-Up
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A Midcentury Manhattan Loft
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