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Steal This Look: Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland, Oregon

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Steal This Look: Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland, Oregon

April 25, 2017

Yesterday we featured a cedar-clad midcentury house in Portland, Oregon, with a design refresh from interior designer Courtney Nye, who found a happy medium between her clients’ “Anthropologie” and “modern” styles. Here’s a closer look at her (mostly local) sources and a few ideas of our own.

For more of the house, see Portlandia: Reimagining a Midcentury Ranch.

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon A large open space is split between the dining room (not pictured here) and the living room. Photograph by Luke & Mallory Photography, courtesy of Courtney Nye Design.
Above: A large open space is split between the dining room (not pictured here) and the living room. Photograph by Luke & Mallory Photography, courtesy of Courtney Nye Design.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon  A walnut cabinet with a lacquered white top serves as a base for a vignette of art, lighting, and vases. Photograph by Luke & Mallory Photography, courtesy of Courtney Nye Design.
Above: A walnut cabinet with a lacquered white top serves as a base for a vignette of art, lighting, and vases. Photograph by Luke & Mallory Photography, courtesy of Courtney Nye Design.

Furniture

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The exact sofa that Nye soured from Four Hands, an Austin based furniture company, is no longer available, but a similar style from Four Hands is the Larkin 88 Inch Old Saddle Black Sofa, available at Big Daddy&#8\2\17;s in Los Angeles for \$\2,9\14. You can also find it at Furnitureland South.
Above: The exact sofa that Nye soured from Four Hands, an Austin-based furniture company, is no longer available, but a similar style from Four Hands is the Larkin 88-Inch Old Saddle Black Sofa, available at Big Daddy’s in Los Angeles for $2,914. You can also find it at Furnitureland South.

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The classic Eames Molded Plastic Rocker in white is \$5\19 at Design Within Reach.
Above: The classic Eames Molded Plastic Rocker in white is $519 at Design Within Reach.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Peninsula Leather Chair is handmade by Ben Klebba of Phloem Studio. For more, see Phloem Studio: Homegrown Furniture from Portland, Oregon.
Above: The Peninsula Leather Chair is handmade by Ben Klebba of Phloem Studio. For more, see Phloem Studio: Homegrown Furniture from Portland, Oregon.

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Woke Coffee Table in Marble and Brass is similar to the one Nye sourced from Rejuvenation in Portland (now unavailable). It&#8\2\17;s \$\2,495 at ABC Carpet & Home. Other options are the Indian Marble Coffee Table or the Avery Coffee Table; \$699 each at West Elm.
Above: The Woke Coffee Table in Marble and Brass is similar to the one Nye sourced from Rejuvenation in Portland (now unavailable). It’s $2,495 at ABC Carpet & Home. Other options are the Indian Marble Coffee Table or the Avery Coffee Table; $699 each at West Elm.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Cincinnati A Cabinet has a lacquered frame, walnut front, and brass handles and feet; \$\1,595 at Organic Modernism in Brooklyn.
Above: The Cincinnati A Cabinet has a lacquered frame, walnut front, and brass handles and feet; $1,595 at Organic Modernism in Brooklyn.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Go Cart White Rolling TV Stand/Coffee Table is a similar setup to what Nye created to house her clients&#8\2\17; record collection; \$\169 at CB\2.
Above: The Go-Cart White Rolling TV Stand/Coffee Table is a similar setup to what Nye created to house her clients’ record collection; $169 at CB2.

Lighting

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Midcentury Tripod Floor Lamp in brass is \$\279 from West Elm.
Above: The Midcentury Tripod Floor Lamp in brass is $279 from West Elm.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Cedar & Moss Table Lamp has a brushed brass finish similar to the table lamp seen on the cabinet. It&#8\2\17;s from Rejuvenation in Portland, Oregon, for \$\249.
Above: The Cedar & Moss Table Lamp has a brushed brass finish similar to the table lamp seen on the cabinet. It’s from Rejuvenation in Portland, Oregon, for $249.

Fabrics & Linens

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The 6 by 9 Elegant Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug from Atlas Weavers is similar to the rug Nye sourced from the same distributor; \$\1,850.
Above: The 6-by-9 Elegant Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug from Atlas Weavers is similar to the rug Nye sourced from the same distributor; $1,850.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon Nye took the Temple Scarf from Block Shop Textiles and hung it on the wall horizontally; \$\1\20.
Above: Nye took the Temple Scarf from Block Shop Textiles and hung it on the wall horizontally; $120.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Handwoven Mayan Throw Pillow in navy is at Schoolhouse Electric; \$\138.
Above: The Handwoven Mayan Throw Pillow in navy is at Schoolhouse Electric; $138.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Block Shop Dot Dash Linen Throw Pillow is from Block Shop Textiles; \$85.
Above: The Block Shop Dot Dash Linen Throw Pillow is from Block Shop Textiles; $85.

Accessories

Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Hang Mirror by Portland, Oregon–based designer Brendon Farrell is made from hand stitched American bridle leather with a turned oak (shown) or unfinished brass wall hanger and is available in three sizes; starting at \$\1,000 from Keeps. For more, see our post \10 Easy Pieces: Circular Wall Hung Mirrors.
Above: The Hang Mirror by Portland, Oregon–based designer Brendon Farrell is made from hand-stitched American bridle leather with a turned oak (shown) or unfinished brass wall hanger and is available in three sizes; starting at $1,000 from Keeps. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Circular Wall-Hung Mirrors.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Best Made Co. American Felling Axe in red Paler Male is \$350 at Best Made Co.
Above: The Best Made Co. American Felling Axe in red Paler Male is $350 at Best Made Co.
Steal This Look Midcentury Modern Living Room in Portland Oregon The Jen Pearson Apothecary Matches are \$\24 at Hudson Grace.
Above: The Jen Pearson Apothecary Matches are $24 at Hudson Grace.

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