Mid-Century Modern wood paneling


Anderson & Coppola Direct “Le Apartomatic” Ad for Stella Artois

Stella Artois consistently produces amusing, cinematic ads and their latest combines two of my loves: wood panels and control panels. Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola co-directed this spot in which the set is the star.

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“Mad Men” Furniture: Don Draper’s Office

AMC’s “Mad Men” debuted with perfect timing, at a moment when America’s fascination with mid-century style was at a fever pitch. In celebration of the Season Four Premiere, we look at the show’s immaculate production design.

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Konditori Valand, Stockholm

Tiny, resolute German-born cafe owner Magdalena Åström is very much aware of the fact that Konditori Valand, in Stockholm’s “Surbrunnsgatan”, is a national treasure. Her Swedish husband Stellan designed the interior himself in 1954, and absolutely nothing has been changed since then: the dark beautiful “Royal Boards” covering the walls, well used tables and chairs made of teak, a unique black stonefloor imported directly from Italy.

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Motel Room Postcards of the 1950s and '60s

Amid some ill-considered carpets and drapes , the motel interiors pictured in Roadsidepictures’ glorious set of postcards do feature a few bright spots. To wit, clockwise from top left: Saarinen-esque table and chairs bring sophistication to an otherwise banal space; a daring color scheme contrasts warm wood paneling with cool blue; a homey, modern sitting area transforms a motel room into a living room; and simple wall-mounted lighting is a tasteful alternative to bulky bedside lamps.

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Lake Forest House by Jack Viks

“ SAUNDERS RD, Lake Forest, IL - Built: 1960 ” by MidCentArc MidCentury Architecture discovered a listing for this Lake Forest, Illinois house by a Jack Viks, who was apparently a student of Mies Van Der Rohe — a fact made very clear by one glance at the exterior . But it's the interiors are that are really stunning.

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Windows in Hollin Hills Virginia

“ HH Dining Interior ”, recently submitted to our photo group by Mr Biscuit These great windows bring in all the light and views of floor-to-ceiling glass while maintaining the benefit of waist-high sills. ...Learn more about the Hollin Hills community (smack in the middle of a historical colonial-themed area in Alexandria, Virginia) at the residents blog and see images of homes in their Flickr account .

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Wood Paneling and Afternoon Sun

afternoon sun 2, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by mondolind

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