Mid-century modern is a timeless design style that is celebrated for its understated and elegant appeal. Capturing the chic essence of this minimalist design style is the LA home of British supermodel Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
The model and founder of minimalist beauty brand Rose Inc is known for a pared-back approach when it comes to beauty and fashion, so it’s no surprise that her home follows a similar suit. Taking to Instagram, Huntington-Whiteley recently shared glimpses into her stylish home, depicting a sleek living space that encaptures a mid-century modern style.
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It’s a timeless space that promotes a clean and relaxed look, thanks to its neutral color scheme and understated mid-century-inspired furniture. We spoke to the design experts to get their take on the living room.
‘The sleek design and neutral colors create a timeless, stylish look that draws attention without being too flashy or demanding. This living room showcases the best of what mid-century modern can offer – a classic combination of a timeless look and practicality. With its neutral colors and simple lines, it is both sophisticated and minimal, creating an inviting atmosphere that never goes out of style,’ explains interior designer Ricky Allen.
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Mid-century-inspired furniture, such as the pieces in Huntington-Whiteley's home remains a timeless choice, as Allen continues to explain: ‘Mid-century modern furniture pieces have stood the test of time and are still appreciated today due to their unique blend of form, function, and style.’
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Owner of mid-century furniture company Hossle Woodworks Justin Hossle observes that the mix of materials shown in the space also contributes to the room's core on mid-century modern decor, ‘This living room encapsulates some of the key ‘ingredients’ of mid-century modern design – mixing materials like wood, metal and natural fibers, geometric shapes, and an uncluttered space.’
The room’s large proportions also compliment the understated furniture whilst the darker colors of the sofa and coffee table provide balance, as explained by interior design expert Kathy Kuo, ‘I love the way the slatted wooden ceiling draws the eye and creates a beautiful compliment to the clean lines and warm neutral palette of the lounge chairs. The understated sofa and coffee table in darker tones provide just the right amount of contrast, while the pops of green coming through the upper windows add a verdant splash of color that ties everything together.’
Kathy Kuo is a celebrated interior designer and international guru within the home and lifestyle space. She has 20+ years of experience in the design industry.
Shop Rosie's look
If you’re inspired by Huntington-Whiteley's elegant and timeless Los Angeles living space and want to recreate a similar mid-century look in your own home, we’ve rounded up some similar furniture items for you to shop below.
Designed by Paul McCobb, this mid-century sofa is upholstered in gray velvet for a timeless and elegant look.
This lounge chair captures a mid-century design style with its sleek and angular frame. Made from teak with a neutral-colored fabric cushion.
Crafted from reclaimed oak, this modern coffee table is a minimalist and understated addition to the living room, that pairs well with a range of design styles.
If you're looking for some further interior inspiration, we've rounded up our favorite mid-century modern living rooms to give you some more design ideas.
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Emily Moorman is a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, working across a range of topics spanning interiors, celebrity and emerging trends. With a background in the fashion industry, Emily is well-versed in the world of design and trend cycles. Her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Communication and Promotion which she studied at Norwich University of The Arts, specialising in writing and digital communications.
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