Cool and Mid Century Modern Home

By: Tricia
Designer: Drew F.
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$25,000
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Project Title
Cool and Mid Century Modern Home
Project Description
We recently closed on our house and need help with designing the combined living and dining area and the entryway to the stairway. We prefer a clean bright modern/contemporary style with touches of real wood and dislike clutter. The living/dining area has great lighting with a city skyline view and the design should take advantage of the outdoor view and surrounding greenery that is visible.

The entryway to the stairs is adjacent to the living/dining so the design should transition well. The entryway area has a small nook and is dark, and we would like to brighten up the area and make it feel relaxing.

We do not want to change any floorplans and would like to keep the same blueprint. We like neutral colors as the main focus, natural light, and real plants, and dislike bright colors. We prefer higher quality furniture that will last, and preferably kid friendly sofa/coffee table (we have a toddler).
Location
San Diego, CA, USA
What's your favorite decor style?
Modern
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
Conde House, Cassina, Lumens, Croft House LA, BoConcepts, Article, Room and Board, Aqua Creations, Rejuvination
Which colors do you dislike?
Pink,
Purple
What are your favorite colors for walls?
White,
Ghost White
What are your favorite colors for furniture and accents?
Oak,
Wood,
Light Gray,
Black,
Gray,
White
Additional Files
Dimensions
20’ W x 15’ D x 7’7”H (10’D on shorter end of the room where closet wall is located)
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Room Label
My Combined Living/Dining
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Mid-day light
What do you currently dislike about the room?
The fireplace, small dining room space, the patio doors (frame is too thick and blocks the view)
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
55” flat screen TV
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Yes
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
No
Attach a floor plan
Additional comments to designers
- Need suggestion for a patio door that has a thinner frame so it doesn’t block the view
- Sofa chosen must be comfortable to sit in, and preferably in fabric that is easy to clean
- We have a small child (toddler), preferably child safe furniture
- TV needs to go into the living room
- Do not change blueprint of the space
- We dislike the design of the fireplace, please suggest a new one
- Pendant lamps above kitchen counter will be replaced with something similar to the attachment in the "additional files" section of the questionairre
Dimensions
8’ W x 6’3” D x 7’7” H (ceiling is sloped and 7’7” is at highest point)
Photos of your room
Details
Room Label
My Hallway/Entry
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Masculine
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Very little sunlight
What do you currently dislike about the room?
Very low ceiling of approximate 7’ft 4” high where the ceiling lamp fixture currently is, feels dark and cramped
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Yes
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
Yes
Which type of flooring do you prefer?
Wood, Area Rugs
Attach a floor plan
Additional comments to designers
- Flooring and wall colors should flow with and complement the living/dining area as both areas are adjacent. Preferably the same or similar flooring but open to suggestions
- Ceiling lamp should take into consideration the low ceiling
- Area should be relaxing and bright, with some seating
- If there is room, a mini bar or some shelving to display things
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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining 3D Model Online Designer Combined Living/Dining 3D Model Online Designer Combined Living/Dining 3D Model Online Designer Combined Living/Dining 3D Model
1 Clayton Chair

2 Corner Sofa - Zurich Sofa with Resting Unit

3 GERBERA Round Coffee Table (M)

4 HAKAMA Round Table

5 Madrid Coffee Table

6 Construct 3 Wall Art

7 Matte Black 58.5" Standing Floor Lamp - Gira

8 Linked Wood Object

9 Custom Size Woven Cordless Roller Shade

10 Akari 21A

11 Malian Mud Cloth & Linen Tribal Pillow

Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Floorplan
Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Interior Design Ideas
Online Designer Hallway/Entry 3D Model Online Designer Hallway/Entry 3D Model Online Designer Hallway/Entry 3D Model Online Designer Hallway/Entry 3D Model
1 Bixby Console Table

2 Polly Ivory Accent Chair

3 Balancing Act I

4 NET-01 MH Charcoal/Ivory

5 Nodes Semi-Flush Mount

6 Otto Table Lamp

7 Nodes Floor Lamp

8 STAIRWAY WHITE 96" WALL MOUNTED BOOKCASE

Online Designer Hallway/Entry Floorplan
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Combined Living/Dining:

Since your room gets plenty of sunlight your color options are quite broad.

For your main color, I chose to use white as it offers a fresh, clean, feel to the space. White and off-white colors are often a favorite for walls because they are light, neutral, and match most color schemes. They are known to make rooms feel more airy and spacious.

Use a matte finish paint because it will be helpful in camouflaging those surface imperfections such as bumps and cracks as it does not reflect light. Just be careful because matte finish is more difficult to clean. You may also need to touch up scratches or marks by adding more of the same paint in the future.

Combined Living/Dining Colors:

ColorNameCompany / CodeLinkArea
Chantilly LaceBenjamin Moore / 2121-70Walls, trim, ceiling

Shopping List:

Decorilla DiscountPhotoNameDescriptionLinkDimensionsDecorilla Discount

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Clayton ChairNoir Furniture
Clayton Chair
Quantity: 4
The Clayton Dining is modern take on the classic ladderback chair. Its scrubbed oak frame features a carbon finish, giving a clean update that still retains natural depth, and a cotton linen blend adds visual texture and added interest.21.75" W x 21.25" D x 33.75" H

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Corner Sofa - Zurich Sofa with Resting UnitNoir Furniture
Corner Sofa - Zurich Sofa with Resting Unit
The Zürich sofa is your personal design statement with adjustable headrest and ultimate comfort. The sofa offers a light appearance making it perfect for both smaller and larger spaces as well as details that make it superb in both leather and fabric. It’s coziness and luxury in one perfect expression.Height: 36 " Width: 122½ " Depth: 71 " Seating height: 16¼ " Armrest height: 23¼ " Legs height: 6½ "

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining GERBERA Round Coffee Table (M)Noir Furniture
GERBERA Round Coffee Table (M)
19 3/4"dia 13 3/4"h

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining HAKAMA Round TableNoir Furniture
HAKAMA Round Table
55" dia Round Table : 55" dia 29 1/4"h

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Madrid Coffee TableNoir Furniture
Madrid Coffee Table
Clean lines and organic shapes come together in a floating design to make the Madrid table a sensory, vibrant piece for your interior. Let it stand alone or combine tables for an exclusive look in your living room.14"x17"x39"

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Construct 3 Wall ArtMr. Brown London Collection
Construct 3 Wall Art
This print is part of my Construct Series which investigates the juxtaposition between organic shapes and geometric forms. The original was created using deconstructed abstract watercolor and ink paintings that were later constructed into collage form.40"x54"

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Matte Black 58.5Uttermost Collection
Matte Black 58.5" Standing Floor Lamp - Gira
Quantity: 2
Inspired by a mid-century modern classic, the Gira lamp is beautifully streamlined to offer light precisely where it’s needed. Crafted from solid metal, its slim tripod frame appears light but durable and its conical shade is easily adjustable to aim light precisely.58.5"H x 19"W x 24.5"D

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Linked Wood ObjectUttermost Collection
Linked Wood Object
Nature takes on modern form with our Linked Wood Object. Each link is masterfully hand carved and crafted showing off the beauty of its knots and grains and rustic texture. Casually place on a stack of books on the coffee table or in a bowl for the easiest way to finish of your styling.30" L x 5.5" H x 8" W

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Custom Size Woven Cordless Roller ShadeWest Elm
Custom Size Woven Cordless Roller Shade
Functional and easy to use, the Woven Cordless Roller Shade is a streamlined way to filter out light and maintain privacy. Customize the length and width of these shades to perfectly fit any window in your home.36" to be confirmed.

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Akari 21A shop.noguchi.org
Akari 21A
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form. The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.L 25.5 in (65 cm) H 11 in (28 cm)

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Online Designer Combined Living/Dining Malian Mud Cloth & Linen Tribal PillowOne Kings Lane
Malian Mud Cloth & Linen Tribal Pillow
Quantity: 2
Large pillow custom-tailored from handwoven/channeled cotton Malian African mud-cloth textile fabric with an interesting tribal design. New taupe colored Belgium linen fabric back. Zipper closure and new generous goose down-and-feather insert.22" L x 6" W x 22" H

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Hallway/Entry:

Since your room is smaller using a light and pale color will enhance the light and the space in your room

For your main color, I chose to use white as it offers a fresh, clean, feel to the space. White and off-white colors are often a favorite for walls because they are light, neutral, and match most color schemes. They are known to make rooms feel more airy and spacious.

Use a matte finish paint because it will be helpful in camouflaging those surface imperfections such as bumps and cracks as it does not reflect light. Just be careful because matte finish is more difficult to clean. You may also need to touch up scratches or marks by adding more of the same paint in the future.

Hallway/Entry Colors:

ColorNameCompany / CodeLinkArea
Chantilly LaceBenjamin Moore / 2121-70Walls, trim, ceiling

Shopping List:

Decorilla DiscountPhotoNameDescriptionLinkDimensionsDecorilla Discount

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry Bixby Console TableNoir Furniture
Bixby Console Table
OVERVIEWLeggy Brutalist-inspired console table designed by Amanda Ip of Slate Design makes a statement anywhere it stands. Textured cast aluminum with dark bronze powdercoated finish. Super subtle demi-lune shape curves in front with a flat back to style against the wall. Learn more about Amanda Ip on our blog. CB2 exclusive.Overall Dimensions Width: 52" Depth: 15" Height: 30"

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry Polly Ivory Accent ChairNoir Furniture
Polly Ivory Accent Chair
Quantity: 2
The perfect retreat, the Polly chair softens a modernist classic with sink-in indulgence, suspending a low-slung seat of pillowy cushions. Casual and contemporary, the chair beckons with soft, wide-weave jute upholstery supported by an architectural, hand-shaped base of burnt-finished birch.Overall Dimensions Width: 30" Depth: 37.5" Height: 34"

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry Balancing Act IMr. Brown London Collection
Balancing Act I
40" x 54"

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry NET-01 MH Charcoal/IvoryLoloi Collection
NET-01 MH Charcoal/Ivory
The Newton Collection for Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines is hand woven by artisans in India of wool, cotton, viscose, nylon, polyester, and acrylic. Boasting a relaxed linear design with a subtly heathered backdrop, Newton creates visual interest through coils of textured yarn finished with a macramé fringe. Crafted by Loloi.7'9"x9"9"

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry Nodes Semi-Flush MountBurke Decor
Nodes Semi-Flush Mount
Kelly Wearstler's Nodes Collection is minimal yet bold, highlighting her distinctive juxtaposition of mixed-materiality and curvilinear form. Light radiates from milk glass globes set against metal discs. All fixtures can be used or without the discs. The cast canopy is available in Burnished Brass or Midnight BlackLength: 18" Width: 18" Height: 6" Canopy: D:4.75" H:0.75" Round

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry Otto Table LampMcGee & Co.
Otto Table Lamp
In three classic finishes, the Otto Table Lamp elevates your space with its modern style and stunning silhouette. From the adjustable shade, to the arching neck, this lamp brings light to those hard to reach spaces.• Height: 20.5" • Width: 9.75" • Depth: 14" • Wattage: 40 Watt Max

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry Nodes Floor LampBurke Decor
Nodes Floor Lamp
Kelly Wearstler's Nodes Collection is minimal yet bold, highlighting her distinctive juxtaposition of mixed-materiality and curvilinear form. Light radiates from milk glass globes set against metal discs. All fixtures can be used or without the discs. Available in Burnished Brass or Midnight Black.Length: 20" Width: 10.5" Height: 61.625" Base: D:10.5'' H:0.875'' Round

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Online Designer Hallway/Entry STAIRWAY WHITE 96CB2
STAIRWAY WHITE 96" WALL MOUNTED BOOKCASE (White, 96")
height of white. Minimalism scales to the max in clean, pristine white. Seven shelves ladder sky high (a CB2 record high at 8 feet) in engineered wood with hi-gloss lacquer. Slick hi-gloss powdercoated aluminum frame with hidden hardware accentuates spotless rise of white. Mounts sturdy to the wall.Width: 30" Depth: 13" Height: 96"

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