Mid Century Modern Consoles You’ll Love

Do you have a deep collection of records but have no place to display them? Is there a mounted television just floating on your wall with nothing to hide its cords and cable boxes? Need extra storage in your space, but want to avoid cluttering your walls with shelves or stuffing your cabinets? A mid century modern console will be the perfect fit to gain extra organizational space without sacrificing style.

The beauty of a console is, you can move it! This furniture is not set in place forever, therefore it can change with the flow of your feng shui, trans-seasonally. Check out these mid century modern consoles we’ve rounded up from enlightened designers!

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Adding a Touch of Color to Your Space

Colors change the essence of the environment.

With a bright white or neutral backdrop, adding colorful artwork, throw pillows, plant life, or pieces of furniture will add spark to the space. Vivid colors are bold and can be used to emphasize, contrast or create rhythm. Each color represents and invokes its own mood, creating a vivid feel.

With color, you can cultivate a balanced atmosphere in your home. Light and color exert influence automatically, and determine how people perceive the area around them. Every color, each with its own frequency, is a form of energy.

Take a peek at how some of these selections utilize accents of color to create mood and meaning in the space!

Jungle Tones
Jungle Tones

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Burnt Sienna Sofa
Burnt Sienna Sofa

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Golden Yellow
Golden Yellow

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Rainbow Tassels & Pompoms
Rainbow Tassels & Pompoms

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Blush and Copper
Blush and Copper

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Feminine Bursts
Feminine Bursts

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Marigold + Magenta + Teal
Marigold + Magenta + Teal

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Turmeric & Teal
Turmeric & Teal

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Vivid Throw Pillows
Vivid Throw Pillows

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Gold and Turquoise
Gold and Turquoise

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Triple Tone
Triple Tone

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Colorful Carpets and Curtains
Colorful Carpets and Curtains

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Aqua and Textures
Aqua and Textures

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Teal, Blush, & Plants
Teal, Blush, & Plants

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Seafoam Dining
Seafoam Dining

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Blues and Earth Tones
Blues and Earth Tones

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Boho Patterns
Boho Patterns

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House Plants
House Plants

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Learn more about Chromotherapy and how to utilize color in your modern home!

Coffee Table Books for Your Collection

Your coffee table is often the centerpiece of your living room, and everything that adorns the surface will be the focal point.

The books that you choose to display atop your coffee table will serve as greetings for your guests, and can also serve as a kind of vision board for your current dreams and inspirations. Choose wisely which wisdom and inspiration you wish to convey. Perhaps you are one to simultaneously skim through several novels, or perhaps you more enjoy flipping through volumes of photography or poetry. Keep a collection of every variety; cookbooks, style, travel, poetry, photography, or history. Whatever your fancy, be sure to take a little time every day to read!

Here are a few of our favorites!

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Modern Architecture Worth Moving For

Modern architecture is determinably minimalist, with open, light-filled living areas, and bold angles.

With a philosophy of form following function, modern architecture expresses itself through simplicity. Often using elements of wood, glass, and steel, the contemporary style of architecture emphasizes the structure and materials used in the building as opposed to embellishing them up with ornate designs. You will often see vaulted ceilings, exposed structural elements, and unique linear elements.

Take a look at some extraordinary designs in our selection!

Bold Shape and Structure

Bold Shape and Structure

Modern Forest Haven

Dutch Modern
Dutch Modern
Glass Box Corridor
Glass Box Corridor
Seaside Contemporary
Seaside Contemporary
Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern
Courtyard Paradise
Courtyard Paradise 

Transforming a Space with Mirrors

Mirrors are wave reflectors of visible light, and can illuminate any space.

The earliest mirrors in 6000 BC Turkey, were made from polished obsidian. In Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, polished copper mirrors have been dated back to 4000 BC. Metal-coated glass mirrors were invented by Sidon, or modern-day Lebanon, and appeared in the first century AD.

Long have mirrors been a way of reflecting light onto your face, and pouring illumination into any space. In ancient Egypt, tombs and chambers were illuminated using an ingenious system of series of mirrors reflecting light from the ground surface. Mirrors are used in scientific apparatus, enabling the function of telescopes, cameras, lasers, and industrial machinery.

To create depth and spread light in any space, place large or a series of small ornate mirrors along any wall, and utilize the natural light of the home to reflect brightness into any corner. See how these modern homes utilize mirrors to brighten up the environment!

Wall Sized
Wall Sized

 

Reflected Light
Reflected Light

 

Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern

 

Light Window
Light Window

Modern Meets Antique
Modern Meets Antique

Creating Depth
Creating Depth

Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass

Rustic Portal
Rustic Portal

Modern Oblong
Modern Oblong

 

Modernist Homes Designed for Beach Sites

Oceanside Living. Blissful, salty breezes blowing continually, rich breaths of humid air, the rushing resonance of waves crashing, and endless horizons full of sun-kissed pigments.

Designing your modern home alongside the oceanfront with ensure you pave your way to a blissful existence. Amidst peaceful elements, you are creating a lifestyle of tranquility and simplicity. Away from the noise of urban zones, you will embrace the sounds, smells, and sensations of nature.

Explore with us these exquisite modern homes, designed to welcome all of the natural beauty of the surrounding seascapes.

 

Rockledge Residence, Laguna Beach

Exterior Lounge with Detached Guest House
Exterior Lounge with Detached Guest House

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Relaxed, Modern, Sleek
Relaxed, Modern, Sleek

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Walls of Windows
Walls of Windows

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Paradise Views
Paradise Views

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Modern Seaside Living
Modern Seaside Living

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Balconies Over Beaches
Balconies Over Beaches

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Blissful Bedroom
Blissful Bedroom

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

Luxury Lounge Bath
Luxury Lounge Bath

Photographs Courtesy of Trendir

 

La Jolla Estate by Fredman Design Group, San Diego

Rich Colors and Textures
Rich Colors and Textures

Photographs Courtesy of One Kind Design

Height and Depth
Height and Depth

Photographs Courtesy of One Kind Design

Sharp Angles, Soft Palettes
Sharp Angles, Soft Palettes

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Sharp Angles, Soft Palettes
Crescent Moon Lounge

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Desert Plant Life
Desert Plant Life

Photographs Courtesy of One Kind Design

Built In Modern Shelves
Built In Modern Shelves

Photographs Courtesy of One Kind Design

Soft Blush Bedroom
Soft Blush Bedroom

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Lush Covered Lounge
Lush Covered Lounge

Photographs Courtesy of One Kind Design

Oceanside Luxury
Oceanside Luxury

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Checkout our Bunglo Poolside Collection for inspiration to decorate your aquatic settings!

Weekly Healthy Recipe: Smoked Salmon + Arugula + Avocado Mélange

We are in the midst of the hottest part of the summer in Central Texas; your body is working hard, and it’s essential to replenish all the vital nutrients it needs!

Omega fatty acids can help lower the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, fight against depression, dementia, and arthritis. It’s important to remember that our body cannot produce them on its own; you have to consume them in food, or take supplements. The best source of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, is in fish.

High intakes of dietary nitrate, like that found in arugula, have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the amount of oxygen needed during exercise, and enhance athletic performance. This is great when your body is working extra hard during the heat! Consuming 2 cups of arugula will provide an intake of 20 percent of vitamin A, over 50 percent of vitamin K, 8 percent of vitamin C, folate, and calcium needs for your day.

Did you know that Avocados contain more potassium than a banana? Avocados are packed with essential nutrients, and ideally should be consumed daily!

In avocados, you will find:

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
  • Folate: 20% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
  • Potassium: 14% of the DV
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the DV

Avocados also contains magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).

Safe to say, in this yummy medley, you will be consuming a meal of superfoods.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 4 (5- to 6-ounce) wild caught salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

The Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fresh juice from 1 lemon.
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill

 

Instructions

Begin by prepping your dressing so that the ingredients may have time to meld together. Mince your fresh garlic, and mix into the olive oil, lemon juice, and dijon mustard. Add in the fresh dill, cayenne pepper, fresh ground black pepper, and Himalayan salt.

Place freshly sliced smoked salmon in a bowl, and pour the dressing over, set aside, and allow the fish to marinate.

You may leave the arugula in whole leaves, or slice into smaller bites. Dice the fresh avocado into cubes, and mix into the greens. Add in the salmon, and pour the remainder of the dressing over the ingredients, stirring together.

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Luxurious Porches and Sunrooms

The entryway to your home, whether through an open porch or sunroom, is the area that presents the first impression of your space.

Your front patio or sunroom is also be where plentiful downtime is spent reading or resting, and where you entertain guests for coffee, tea, or apéritifs. Your patio space with set the mood for the rest of your home, and should emanate comfort and elegance.

  For luxurious decor, you will often see large hanging porch swings with an array of cushions, wide lounge chairs, and reclining chaises. Lighting should be kept soft and ambient, incorporating hanging lamps and candlelight. Adorn surfaces and corners with tall house plants, hanging plants, and flowers for an earthy, fresh feel, and keep surfaces clean lending room for books and beverages.

We hope you enjoy some of our favorite selections of modern luxury porches!

Bright White Minimalist
Bright White Minimalist

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Southern Luxury
Southern Luxury

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Modern Bohemian
Modern Bohemian

Photograph Courtesy of Elle Decor

Seaside Patio Dreams
Seaside Patio Dreams

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Havana Style
Havana Style

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Cozy Sunroom
Cozy Sunroom

Photograph Courtesy of Decor Pad

Screened-in Dreams
Screened-in Dreams

Photograph Courtesy of Maryland Decks and Porches

Cabin Sunroom
Cabin Sunroom

Photograph Courtesy of Remodelista

Modern Jungle
Modern Jungle

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Modern Industrial
Modern Industrial

Photograph Courtesy of Service Central

Sunroom Skylights
Sunroom Skylights

Photograph Courtesy of Kurt Johnson

 

Read about how to make your home feel fresh and minimalist in Cleanse Your Home, Cleanse Your Mind

Wanderlust Destination: Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh, India is a time capsule of Mid-Century Modern architecture nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

In 2016, the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, making these incredible modern buildings an unmissable wonder. In Chandigarh, India, you won’t find an ancient city, or any British colonial buildings. Chandigarh was one of India’s first planned cities, created by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team, and led by Swiss architect, Charles Edouard Corbusier (Le Corbusier). As a marvelous result, Chandigarh is a urban zone that feels both futuristic and retro.  The flawless geometrical outline mirrors the engineering virtuoso of the organizers of the city, Albert Mayer and Mathew Novicki. Chandigarh is a vacation destination with a modern business focus.

In India, most of the cities are planned and created solely for automobiles, so a sidewalk is an immense luxury. In Chandigarh, there are plentiful pedestrian walkways where you may safely stroll, a perfect means to pleasantly meander local streets by foot. Take a quick walk with us through this modernist haven!

 

Chandigarh India High Court
Chandigarh India High Court

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Technicolor

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Modern Columns
Modern Columns

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Brutalist Modern
Brutalist Modern

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Labyrinthine Grid
Labyrinthine Grid

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Space Age Columns
Space Age Columns

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Futurist Palette
Futurist Palette

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Grand Auditorium
Grand Auditorium

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Assembly Palace
Assembly Palace

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Mid-Century Sea Palette

Mid-Century Sea Palette

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Minimalist Meeting Area
Minimalist Meeting Area

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The Hand

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Hovering Terrace
Hovering Terrace

Photograph Courtesy of Baobab Developments

Smooth Brutalist
Smooth Brutalist

Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

Punjabi Modern
Punjabi Modern

Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

Modern Halls
Modern Halls

Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

Auditorium Panorama
Auditorium Panorama

Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

Neelam Cinema
Neelam Cinema

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The Icon of the City
The Icon of the City

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Aditya Prakash Architecture
Aditya Prakash Architecture

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Edmund Sumner Photography
Edmund Sumner Photography

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Teal and Gray
Teal and Gray

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Modernist Lines
Modernist Lines

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Chandigarh Brutalist Modern
Chandigarh Brutalist Modern

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Chandigarh Gardens
Chandigarh Gardens

Photograph Courtesy of VRBO

Punjabi Pinks
Punjabi Pinks

Photograph Courtesy of Archi Digest

Chandigarh Rock Gardens
Chandigarh Rock Gardens

Photograph Courtesy of Talk Geo

High Court, Lucien Herve, 1955
High Court, Lucien Herve, 1955

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If you enjoyed your virtual wanderings through Chandigarh, check out our Wanderlust Destination in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Gold Accents for Your Mid-Century Abode

Gold gives off the essence of warmth and regality. The shimmering touch of gold grants a royal accent to any color palette or design. It can be subtly paired with a black and white decor, or make a bold statement amongst deep purples and blues.

Dating back to the Ancient Egyptians, gold has been used to adorn homes, temples, and be worn as a statement and symbol of status. It can transform any setting, whether appearing weathered on frames of artwork or the claws of a vintage bathtub, or luminous and immaculate on the surfaces of light fixtures and appliances.

Using the warm and rich cast of gold in your home is sure to make a statement, and give any piece you want to feature an extra glimmer. Take a glimpse of our favorite selections to inspire your next choices of glistening gold accents in your modern home decor!

Golden Hourglass
Golden Hourglass

Photographs courtesy of Palm Springs Style

Royal Palette
Royal Palette

Photographs courtesy of Thou Swell

Vintage Luxury
Vintage Luxury

Photographs courtesy of Real Simple

Gilded Touches
Gilded Touches

Photographs courtesy of Palm Springs Style

Modern Gold Accents
Modern Gold Accents

Photographs courtesy of Domino

Blush Velvet + Gold Tall Seat
Blush Velvet + Gold Tall Seat

Photographs courtesy of Pinterest

Geometric Chandelier
Geometric Chandelier

Photographs courtesy of Pinterest

Golden Orbs
Golden Orbs

Photographs courtesy of Trendir

Retro Shower
Retro Shower

Photographs courtesy of Pinterest

14k Barstools
14k Barstools

Photographs courtesy of Damask & Dentelle

Gold Leaf Globe
Gold Leaf Globe

Photographs courtesy of Pinterest

Rose Quartz + Gold Coffee Table
Rose Quartz + Gold Coffee Table

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Bowtie Seat
Bowtie Seat

Photographs courtesy of Summer Adams

Biombo Pattern Gold Coffee Table
Biombo Pattern Gold Coffee Table

Photographs courtesy of The Glitter Guide

Golden Sunburst + Modern Chandelier
Golden Sunburst + Modern Chandelier

Photograph courtesy of @aBeautifulMess

 

 

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