MID-CENTURY MODERN MEETS SOUTHWEST

I've been busy pinning images for a project close to home...a childhood friend who bought a spanish-style casita here in Silver Lake.  He's a dude, so it needed to be somewhat masculine, and the direction I'm loving is an amalgam of mid-century and updated southwest.  

We're both from New Mexico, by the way, so the latest design craze for southwest style is not completely lost on me, but neither is my intense distaste for it when it is overdone.  

I think the key to making this vibe feel fresh is keeping it pretty sparse, with stark white walls contrasted against a very edited decor.  Observe...


VIA PINTEREST

blacks, whites, browns  Emily Henderson
EMILY HENDERSON

thatkindofwoman:

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VIA WIT & DELIGHT TUMBLR

Aztec pillows with charcoal couch and jute rug
VIA VIM AND VINTAGE

whites, browns, blacks   emily henderson
EMILY HENDERSON

masculine bookcase/styling  emily henderson
EMILY HENDERSON

NATE BERKUS

via the brick house
VIA THE BRICK HOUSE

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VIA THE BRICK HOUSE

the brick house
VIA THE BRICK HOUSE

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VIA THE BRICK HOUSE

american buffalo by sharon montrose ++ via the brick house
VIA THE BRICK HOUSE

As you can see, Morgan Satterfield of The Brick House, does a brilliant interpretation of this style...thanks for all the inspiration Morgan!  

Luckily for us, LA is a mecca for mid-century vintage furniture and decor, and being so close to Mexico (it once was Mexico, but you knew that) we're not so lacking in the southwest department either.  This look is one that is really achievable, so have at it!

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2 comments:

kristindesigner said...

So love this look! White brick makes southwestern look especially fresh.

I think my favorite aspect of this aesthetic is the use of cacti and succulents... because those are the only houseplants I can't kill!

ethanollie said...

hi there

that first image is of my shop in Portland, OR. Maven Collective (instagram/mavencollectpdx.com)

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