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Tips You Need For the perfect Mid-Century Bar Cart

Tips You Need For the perfect Mid-Century Bar Cart

Any Mid Century home must have, that classic and iconic movie star and Heartbreaker feeling from the 60's! So what
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Furniture Tips: The Best Mid-Century Mirrors

Furniture Tips: The Best Mid-Century Mirrors

Mid-century Mirrors may symbolize the sin of vanity but the truth is that anyone lets this item behind in what
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2018 Color Trends: Rocking a Green Decor in Your Mid-Century Home

2018 Color Trends: Rocking a Green Decor in Your Mid-Century Home

Now that we are more than halfway through the year, it is time to start thinking about the 2018 trends.
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Find Out this Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Sidney

Find Out this Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Sidney

Today let's talk about an amazing Mid-Century Modern Renovation by Buck & Simple. This company is composed by a creative
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Get this Effortless Mid-century Modern Furniture

Get this Effortless Mid-century Modern Furniture

If you don't know yet the work of  Eline Hissink and Scott Yasharian, you should definitely take a look. This
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Retro design style: a timeless trend

Retro design style: a timeless trend

Retro design style is surely a timeless trend. But why? - you ask. People want open floor plans, less stuff and
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The Best Mid-century Decor Tips to Inspire You

The Best Mid-century Decor Tips to Inspire You

Mid-century decor is becoming a mainstream thing, from Pinterest to Instagram inspiration is everywhere, Eames chair to Egg Chairs yo name
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Furniture Tips: The Best Mid-Century Consoles

Furniture Tips: The Best Mid-Century Consoles

If we're talking about furniture tips, we defenitely can't miss mid-century consoles, which are becoming a trend hard to hide.
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Los Angeles luxury mid-century home

Los Angeles luxury mid-century home

Walking into celebrity photographer John Russo’s mid-century home in Los Angeles is like stepping onto a cloud. “He was really excited about doing a complete white palette”, says interior designer Erin Valencich. “He wanted everything light and bright. Very clean and austere.”  

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This was the second design project for the pair, who’ve worked together professionally on and off for six years. “His first house was Spanish style and incredibly charming,” the designer says. “When he purchased this midcentury home, he wanted a complete new look”.  

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To bring the 1957 two-bedroom, two-bath home into the modern day, Valencich and Russo renovated pretty much everything. “We opened up the kitchen and gut renovated it. We painted the floors, renovated the bathrooms, and painted it all.” They also added a one-bedroom guesthouse below the main house, which sits on a hill in the treetops, with great views of the city.

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Valencich thought it important to warm up the space, though, so she added touches of color and natural elements to break up expanses of white.

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Many of the “pops” are John’s own abstract photography, as well as paintings by his artist father, Dan Russo. Valencich also added warmth with accessories like glass bottles from More Fire Glass Studio, rugs from Amadi Carpets, and assorted throw pillows from Room & Board.

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The midcentury modern architecture of the home, she says, “set the stage for a clean-lined space and slightly sparse furnishings.” Given the home’s simple detailing, “each piece’s shape was important against the architecture and the clean palette,” the designer says, so she sought furniture that could hold its own. A group of petrified wood stools, a sculptural black side chair by Siglo Moderno, and the designers’ own Pasadena Chairs all worked to create special standout moments throughout the space.

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In every room, on every wall, around every corner, you get the sense this home was thoughtfully curated—not overly collected but designed with restraint and strategy. The partnership of a talented designer and an artist with an eye for composition is everywhere you look.

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“White is clean, ethereal, and makes me happy,” Russo says of his color palette of choice—which is a peaceful, soft retreat from the color-happy sets he sees daily, shooting celebrity magazine covers around the world.

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