staging for the modern world

Our most recent home staging projects have afforded us multiple opportunities to get our modern style on big-time. First, a Mid Century modern gem of a family home in La Canada, second, a three-story modern bachelor pad built on a Pasadena hillside, and third, a classic MCM condo in the famed Pasadena San Pasqual complex, the location used as Luke Wilson’s apartment in the HBO series Enlightened.

La Canada MCM Family Home

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What better complement to a glass on glass dining table than iconic modern Panton S chairs and a couple of Eames molded plywood head chairs? A stretched piece of Marrimekko fabric hangs above a modern buffet.

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The built-in kitchen desk just begged for a white Saarinen style chair and jolts of bright color.

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A pair of modern lounge chairs and a cowhide rug in the family room.

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Pasadena Modern Bachelor Pad:

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Two Barcelona chairs, a Saarinen side table and an arc lamp = modern perfection. Art by Stephen Rowe.

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A modern white lacquer credenza needs only a few coffee table books and a touch of the natural world, in this case, a burled wood knot and a piece of driftwood.

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Bright tangerine chairs in the breakfast nook.

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More abstract art by Stephen Rowe and a cowhide rug in the living room.

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The dining room’s custom metal and glass table is the perfect foil for simple white and wood chairs and arresting art.

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A white plaster chihuahua is a playful nod.

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In the master bedroom, the Rowe original with Aboriginal influences inspired the dark gray and red scheme. Ottomans at foot of bed by Target.

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The family room is mostly white…

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… which we accented with touches of bright green.

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A guest bedroom off the kitchen shares the same bright orange hue.

A Classic MCM Apartment:

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A Mid Century modern style sectional from HD Buttercup in LA pairs with a graphic maze pattern rug and wire Bertoia style chairs.

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In the background, IKEA’s STRANDMON wing chair, a re-issued classic and a leaning bookcase.

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The bedroom’s painted headboard proves that DIY projects can have a huge impact on a tight budget.