Mid-Century Mod-Before and After

I am sharing with you today our second before and after challenge.

We sent out an email and asked for your small spaces to re-design. We picked the first three individuals who sent their spaces in to re-design and it has been oh so fun!

For this small space, we re-designed an entryway for a true Mid-Century Mod home.

I absolutely love that this client is going all in on their mid-century mod. There are places when this aesthetic works and this is exactly where it works…and it works well!

The one thing that isn’t working is the current entryway storage. It makes me wonder if in 60 years, those after us will wonder why in the world we did X,Y, or Z because I am wondering this exact thing with this existing space. This entryway is outdated and functionally not serving its purpose anymore.

Before renovation picture of textured closet doors.
Before Picture of the Mid-Mod Abode


The good news…there is some great space we can use here.

Client Wants:

Storage for Coats and Shoes

Pantry Storage

Arts and Crafts Storage

Beautifully Pleasing

Our Solution

The existing structure was deep enough that we decided to do a two-sided built-in. This would maximize the space for storage. On one side, we would have space for coats and shoes as well as pantry space. On the opposite side in the living room, it would be partly and open shelf for decor items and the rest closed storage for all the other items families collect.

We embraced the mid-century modern look by utilizing a reeded/linear walnut wood for cabinets as well as a fun green. Our finishes also brought in this fun look with the brass hardware and light fixtures.

The Mood Board

Collage of modern home decor and furniture items.

The After

Did I ever tell you I love a beautiful built-in! They just add so much to a space without doing a whole lot. This particular built-in is 24 inches deep on the one side and the other side is 14 inches. Perfect space for all the things!

Modern mudroom interior after renovation.

Modern interior design, green wardrobe, brick wall, wooden desk.

The Living Room Wall

The living room side of the built-in we decided to do something a little funky and fun. This unit is made out of a beautiful walnut. We are embracing the rust and green colors that are so warm and inviting. We also bring in vintage pieces along with new. This is exactly how we create soul and character to every space we design. Darn it…I am just loving all these muddy/moody colors!

Mid-century modern furniture collection in interior design setting.


What do you think? Are you a mid-century modern kind of gal?!



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