Mid century Modern inspired livingModern living on the edge of a desert is what this design is about. They used the Midcentury Modern design style as the inspiration and added to it the natural elements of living in a desert environment. They focused on certain features and elements of the Midcentury Modern style like the use of a face brick inside and outside, large windows that opens out the spaces, original slate tiles on the floors and the knotted pine ceilings throughout the house. That created a cool, almost dark atmosphere inside the house which was a good shelter against the glaring sun outside.
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a cloak room, open plan living room with ample seating and a kitchen inside the house. Outside they created different seating and relaxing areas as well as the pool area. The roof was kept low and flat with wide overhangs to protect the rooms from the glaring sun.
Different garden areas was created to bring in the greenery. They kept the floors of the garden areas in a natural concrete.
Stepping stones and pebbles, green grass and slate are some of the materials that was used to bring the garden to life!
This is the runway in front of the bedrooms. They added glass doors to the bedrooms to open out onto this area and let the cool breeze into the rooms. See the wide overhang on the roof.
This is the front entrance of the house and do have a good kerb appeal! They stayed true to the natural plants of the desert and used them as features in most of the garden areas.
This little seating is on the side of the house and can be accessed by a door in the long passage in the house. Again allowing a cool breeze into the house when the doors are opened.
And the beauty of the cacti!!
See the design elements true to the mid century modern design style like the modern face brick, knotty pine and steel column.
On of the outdoor seating areas are in this cool little corner outside the living room.
This gorgeous area is outside the master bedroom.
The carport is on the front side of the house and in a style that compliments the midcentury modern aesthetic of the house.
And this is the wheels that get them around to town.
one of the smaller bedrooms, but still big enough for a good size double bed.
Direct access to the outside!
They focused on artworks from local artists and with the local scenery as inspiration.
The master bathroom was fitted with a bespoke modern vanity cabinet and a good size shower.
They used the rectangular mosaic tile pattern throughout the house for the modern impact of the lines in the spaces.
Arriving in the big and open plan living room. In the next pictures, take your time to observe all the features and finishes of the Midcentury Modern design style : the rich wood on the walls, ceilings and furniture, different patterns married together, face brick inside the house!
The space open and spacious, with access to the outside in different ways. Artworks was chosen carefully to highlight the different areas.
The fireplace was designed and built in to fit the style of the house. The use of breeze blocks part of the design style.
The corner windows was fitted to let the outside in !
From the living room you enter into the long hallway that serves as entry way for the bedrooms and bathrooms.
From every angle in the rooms there's views to the outdoors.
Second bathroom which serves the two smaller bedrooms was fitted with a corner bath and another bespoke vanity cabinet.
Corner bath making it's appearance to create the best bathroom experience.
The master bedroom.....spacious and comfortable!
See the wonderful atmosphere that was created by the face brick walls and the rich wood tones.
Seating area in the master bedroom. The wardrobes was fitted in a small dressing room off the main bedroom which allowed for a peaceful atmosphere in the room.
The entrance to the house was adorned with this beautiful painting!
The kitchen is well planned and with ample storage. The island serves as an extra prep surface but also nice seating area.
The cloak room.....with it's soft and cool color palette, ready for all the guests.
As the custom is in the Midcentury Modern style, a long hallway was created to serve as access to all the bedrooms and bathrooms. In the middle of the hallway there's a glass door leading out to a little seating area on the side of the house. Letting light and a cool breeze in.
This is what the view is from the inside out onto the seating area.
This is the second of the two smaller bedrooms and again big enough for a double bed. Cool and comfortable and with direct access to the outside.
I hope you enjoyed this display of pattern and texture and color in the true style of the mid century modern way!