Case Study House No. 22, designed by Pierre Koenig, epitomizes the feeling of mid-century modern style. Of course, the hilltop site and endless views provide the ideal context. However, you can take cues from this design and bring this vibe into your home with the right light fixtures and furniture. Buy the products below to get the look of the photo.
Case Study House No. 22
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Bertoia Side Chair with Seat Pad by Harry Bertoia for Knoll®
This chair’s open grid framework is the perfect complement to an outdoor space with views. The openness of the back allows you to still get a glimpse of the city skyline beyond. You’ve got to go with white here to allow the chair to complement – and not distract from – bright architectural forms of the home.
Vessel Outdoor LED Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Modern Forms
These flush mount ceiling lights provide just the right amount of decoration to the underside of roof overhangs. The 3.75″ high aluminum body creates a rhythmic contrast to the white roof. The LED lamp will keep your energy consumption low, while the 60,000 hour life space means you could leave this light on 12 hours a day and it will still last over 13.5 years!
Globe Pendant Light by JH Van Lierde
A simple globe pendant light is the perfect form for a mid century modern home like this case study house. Not at all fussy and devoid of ornament, this fixture is pure form following function.
The small, pointed legs and heavy body it supports creates just a bit of tension as the seat floats lightly over the ground. Three buttons on the back are just enough detail to make this piece feel rich and refined.
Just like its armchair counterpart, the Bantam sofa feels light, yet invites you to have a seat and maybe partake in a little day drinking. What better way to have a seat and enjoy the view, than by parking yourself here.
Sherwin-Williams Paint: Pure White (SW 7005)
Don’t forget to buy the right paint. White sounds like an easy choice. Just, look for white paint, right? Not exactly. Too bright of a white and the space will feel sterile. Too yellow or grey of a white and the space feels dirty. You have to find just the right balance and it will probably look a little dark in the swatch. Once it’s in the sun, the character completely changes. Always test a sample of the paint on the wall, before fully committing.