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Steal This Look: An Authentic Midcentury Modern Bedroom

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Steal This Look: An Authentic Midcentury Modern Bedroom

June 4, 2019

When Carla and Niall Maher bought a 1950 suburban ranch house in Westchester, New York, the couple made a commitment to midcentury style. Built into a hillside among other midcentury houses by Roy S. Johnson and Stanley Torkleson, the house was sheetrocked and whitewashed by previous owners (and an Ikea kitchen to boot). The Mahers unearthed the original house plans and restored it to the way it had been. The master bedroom is complete with midcentury furniture, lighting, and Pendleton bedding. Here, we dissect the look.

 Photography by Brian W. Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz from The Wood House: A Midcentury Work in Progress in Westchester.
Above: Photography by Brian W. Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz from The Wood House: A Midcentury Work in Progress in Westchester.
 Photography by Brian W. Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz from The Wood House: A Midcentury Work in Progress in Westchester.
Above: Photography by Brian W. Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz from The Wood House: A Midcentury Work in Progress in Westchester.

Materials

Carla and Niall stripped the cedar wall paneling of white paint and finished it with Minwax Red Oak Interior Stain; $7.96 for a quart via Amazon.
Above: Carla and Niall stripped the cedar wall paneling of white paint and finished it with Minwax Red Oak Interior Stain; $7.96 for a quart via Amazon.

Furniture

The bed frame is the Case Study Bentwood Bed in Classic Stain from Modernica; $data-src=
Above: The bed frame is the Case Study Bentwood Bed in Classic Stain from Modernica; $1,870 for the queen.
The Modernica chest of drawers that Carla sourced is no longer available. The companion piece to the bed is the Case Study Bentwood 4 Drawer Dresser in Classic Stain; $
Above: The Modernica chest of drawers that Carla sourced is no longer available. The companion piece to the bed is the Case Study Bentwood 4 Drawer Dresser in Classic Stain; $2,525 at Modernica.
The Alvar Aalto Stool 60 with a linoleum black top is $
Above: The Alvar Aalto Stool 60 with a linoleum black top is $219 at the Finnish Design Shop.

Lighting

The original Arne Jacobsen AJ Wall Lamp for Louis Poulsen in yellow-green (shown) is hard to come by, but the light comes in  different colors from the Danish Design Store for $664.70 each.
Above: The original Arne Jacobsen AJ Wall Lamp for Louis Poulsen in yellow-green (shown) is hard to come by, but the light comes in 10 different colors from the Danish Design Store for $664.70 each.

Bedding & Accessories

The Company Store&#8
Above: The Company Store’s 400-Thread Count Supima Percale Bedding in Cinder is $188 for the queen sheet set.
The Pendleton Earth Blanket in black multi is similar to the Pendleton blanket on the bed; $3 at Pendleton.
Above: The Pendleton Earth Blanket in black multi is similar to the Pendleton blanket on the bed; $319 at Pendleton.
The moccasin shoes by the bed are from Japanese clothing brand Visvim. For something similar, Visvim&#8
Above: The moccasin shoes by the bed are from Japanese clothing brand Visvim. For something similar, Visvim’s current men’s FBT Shoe in off-white is $841 at Need Supply.
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Product summary  

Louis Poulsen

AJ Wall Light

$764.00 USD from Danish Design Store

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