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How to Furnish a Mid-Century Home

2 months ago
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We bought a mid-century modern house. We are only the 2nd owners and the house is original. Wish they had left the furniture, but since they didn't, trying to figure out how to furnish it to be true to the aesthetic. Not wedded to mid-century design. Personally favor traditional pieces like club chairs but no clue how to make this cohesive.

You walk into the living room which has wood beams and red carpet. To the left is a short stair up to a blue carpeted den with fireplace. The living room ends with custom cabinetry / hutches so the back of the living room is quite dark while the front has the views and light.

We are starting with nothing but a few side chairs and a upright piano. No clue where to start.

Edit - thanks for the great ideas! No hardwood under carpet, sadly. At the moment, we are keeping everything including the carpet. We are updating systems first - plumbing, furnace etc so planning to live with the house as is for awhile.

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