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Midcentury Modern Style: An Approachable Guide to Inspired Rooms

Midcentury Modern Style: An Approachable Guide to Inspired Rooms
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A US book that’s belatedly landing here. Midcentury Modern Style: An Approachable Guide to Inspired Rooms.

Published by Gibbs M Smith, this 216-page book is the work of Karen Nepacena, who hasn’t just put this together from behind a desk. She’s been there and done it via her firm and blog Destination Eichler, chronicling her family’s journey restoring their Eichler home. What’s it about? The clue is in the title.

The book is pitched as an ‘accessible guide’ to how easy it is to bring midcentury modern touches to every room in the house, whether you’re a seasoned designer or starting from scratch. Insider tips and tricks, easy DIYs, you get the idea.

It may seem daunting to design a midcentury modern-inspired home, but up-and-coming interior designer Karen Nepacena shows that by using just a few design guideposts anyone can make any room feel like a set from Mad Men or The Queen’s Gambit. Showcasing real-life client redesigns, Nepacena goes room by room–and outside–offering bite-sized ways to create comfortable, stylish, and inviting spaces along the way.

Full of approachable insider tips and tricks, easy DIYs, and important historical context, you’ll learn how to create inspired, livable spaces full of mid-mod charm without the need for large-scale renovations or a big budget. Featuring the photography of Christopher Dibble.

It’s a US publication, so some of the tips might lean more towards that part of the world. But midcentury modern is largely a US concept, so that’s hardly surprising. And it’s all about concepts and ideas which are likely to carry through wherever you are. Everything is available somewhere, whether that’s vintage Danish furniture, reproduction Sputnik lights or retro shades of paint.

The book lands on 16th December (so just in time for Christmas) and retails for a discounted £24.99 on pre-order.

Find out more at the Amazon website

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