make mine modern

We completely re-imagined two rooms for a Windsor Hills, CA, client who loves Mid Century modern style. She had acquired some nice pieces already, but just didn’t know quite how to pull the entire look together. She also wanted a way to display some of her prized African artifacts.

Enter Madison Modern Home, and a brand new living room and dining room began to take shape, complete with a rustic stacked stone fireplace and reclaimed wood mantel to replace the outdated brick and mirror. We sourced bright yellow modern chairs, a cobalt blue rug, kilim and richly textured pillows, Moroccan patterned curtains and new lighting. In the dining room, it was a complete overhaul — featuring a sleek dining table and chairs, original art and an eye-catching three-light pendant.

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Rachel Moore, lead designer at Madison Modern Home, attaches her art to the living room wall. All art and photography are originals

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We were influenced by tribal patterns and textures, and incorporated many of the client’s existing African finds

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Two stand-out yellow chairs found at Plummers anchor the living room

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Pottery Barn’s richly textured indigo Bosworth rug sets the stage for our bright yellows and oranges

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Credenza from Design Within Reach, a modern glass-top cocktail table and a vintage wood sunburst clock

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The side table is from Crate and Barrel, the drum is African

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Pottery Barn’s reclaimed wood mantel tops off the fireplace

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We had a bench custom upholstered to serve as a piano bench. A fiddle leaf fig nestles into a textural basket

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The yellow chairs contrast with the muted blue tones of the rug

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Blue, orange and yellow were the predominant accent colors used in our design

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Kilim and textural tribal pattern pillows were sourced on etsy. Built-in shelves were decorated with mementos, new and old

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A view into the living room from the dining room. An original B&W photo of Arizona clouds by Steve Powell of Ten Bee Photography on the mantel

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A view into the dining room from the living room

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The star of the dining room is a show-stopping Ballard Designs pendant in aged brass. The curtains are from West Elm

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Clean, simple modern shapes prevail in this design makeover