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A Mid-Century Home Mixing Minimalism and Bursts of Color

09.15.22 | By
A Mid-Century Home Mixing Minimalism and Bursts of Color

Creative Director and color aficionado Amy Tangerine enlisted the help of architect Dan Brunn of DBA to bring out the best of her mid-century modern home while taking it to the next level for modern times. Located in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the home boasts immediate charm with its restored terrazzo floors and wooden elements. While many of the surfaces are white, Amy’s personality comes out in the colorful accents throughout, perfectly complementing the original details.

interior of mid-century modern home with bookshelf corner and orange accents

The living room is open with straight passage to the outdoors. An original L-shaped wooden bookcase separates the space from the dining room and kitchen while creating a cozy reading nook.

interior of mid-century modern home with wood wall and fireplace

The fireplace is resurfaced with smooth plaster for a more minimalist feel. The wet bar received an overhaul with light pink and white Concrete Collaborative tiles designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, and a terrazzo countertop with large aggregate, also from Concrete Collaborative.

interior of mid-century modern home with home bar featuring pink tile and wood shelves

interior of mid-century modern home with bookshelf corner and orange accents

interior of mid-century modern home with bookshelf corner and orange accents

interior of mid-century modern home with minimalist kitchen in light wood and white

The minimalist kitchen includes cabinets with vertical grained wood and hidden appliances for a clean look. A central skylight is placed above the island allowing a constant stream of natural light to filter down.

interior of mid-century modern home with minimalist kitchen in light wood and white

interior of mid-century modern home with minimalist kitchen in light wood and white

interior of mid-century modern home with minimalist kitchen in light wood and white

corner shot of modern dining room with royal blue accents

corner shot of modern dining room with royal blue accents

interior courtyard within modern house

Two interior courtyards bring light and nature into the center part of the house. In a hallway off one of the courtyards, there’s a vibrant custom rug made by artist Shelby Drabman.

hallway view with colorful rug and view of interior courtyard

hallway view with colorful rug and view of interior courtyard

interior entryway of modern home

colorful living room in modern house with gold couch and colorful rug

The whimsical family room appears comfortable while remaining Insta-worthy. The bold rug elevates the room while the golden sectional sofa grounds it. Sliding glass doors connect the room to the back garden.

colorful living room in modern house with gold couch and colorful rug

colorful living room in modern house with gold couch and colorful rug

modern living room with colorful rug and view of tv stand

view of modern bedroom decorated in white and neutral tones

modern bathroom with japanese style tub and shower with views of interior courtyard

modern bathroom with floating wood vanity

exterior view of mid-century modern house under cantilevered roof with view of pool

exterior rear view of mid-century modern house with pool and sunset reflecting in windows

cropped view of front of mid-century modern house with orange doors

To top things off, the double front doors pop in an appropriately selected tangerine color.

cropped view of front of mid-century modern house with orange doors

Photos by Brandon Shigeta.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.