and textural fabrics effortlessly combine to create this stunning mid-century living room. One designer took inspirational cues from a 1958 Sunset archival story to create this handsome space. Discover how you can achieve this look with our decorating tips and must-have picks.
Interior and product designer Morgan Satterfield knew exactly how to give this modern living room major visual appeal.
Photos: Thomas J. Story
Easy tips from our editor
A Mid-Century Style Space
Bring in elements from different periods and styles to avoid a stiff, museum-perfect feel.
Create a timeless look with a basic color palette. Try to decorate with classic colors and materials—such as gray, black, wood, and leather.
Furniture pieces characterized by clean, simple lines are a key feature to include.
Think outside the frame. Hang shapely metal wall art instead of expected canvases or photographs.
For a final touch, blend the old with the new. Supplement new furnishings with vintage accessories, like antique vases.
This structured gray sofa is a timeless addition to any room.