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.

A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Midcentury Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...
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.
Styling a Rescued Mid-Century Gem
How we came to shoot our latest campaign in a home saved from the bulldozers.
A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills
For this 1957 Fickett, a closed off kitchen gets thoughtfully reimagined with the help of Dan Brunn Architecture and Bosch Home...
Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated...
Elegantly Renovated, a Midcentury Home in Raleigh Asks $975K
Rescued from disorder and disrepair by In Situ Studio, a revived midcentury abode in Raleigh, North Carolina, is in search of a...
The Rejuvenated Austin Motel Welcomes Guests With Upbeat, Midcentury-Modern Vibes
Liz Lambert and her hospitality group Bunkhouse give the South Congress Avenue mainstay a makeover that celebrates its roots.
Now Open: A Mid-Century Modern Gem Steps Into the 21st Century
By bumping out the back of their Arapahoe Acres home and adding sliding glass walls that open to an awesome outdoor living space,...
How to Refresh a Midcentury Gem in Quebec? Winter-White Everything
A renovated home blends interior and exterior, uniting nature and materiality.
Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their...
A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem
Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.
A Designer's Tips for Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
In our upcoming March issue, we visit a 1959 home in Portland designed by local architect William Fletcher that was converted...
Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.
L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.
A Glimpse Into a Remodeled Midcentury Abode in Austin
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
An Interior Designer Launches Her Career by Renovating Her Family’s Midcentury Eichler
In a midcentury Eichler in Sunnyvale, California, a designer opens up the interior by connecting it to its surrounding...
Creative Revival of a Modernist Gem
Introducing a series of structures, two architects weave a house with a notable pedigree into the landscape.
Midcentury Modern Paint Colors
From vibrant tangerine, seafoam blue, sunburst yellow and flamingo pink of the 1950s, to quieter neutral hues such as walnut,...
Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...