The header photo is a setup using several of the pieces we own appearing together illustrating a fantasy environment rather that a real one

Using Primary Color Palettes

Continuing the discussion on using color palettes in interior design, let’s further explore the use of Primary colors. Often primary colors in the current vernacular are considered juvenile. You see them used in children’s room décor and toy designs. Perhaps it’s because of the high level of stimulation they generate is what makes them seem childlike. I […]

New items in the Mid-Mod-decor warehouse

In the MidMod Warehouse #2

George and I went to an auction last week and picked up some new treasures featured in this issue of In the MidMod Warehouse. Table and 6 Mobler Chairs. Danish Modern Rosewood table with pull out extensions is a real beauty and in excellent vintage collection. The 6 chairs we chose to go with the table […]


Hot Rod Modern

One of the most enduring aspects of mid century American culture is the idea of the hot rod automobile. When the boys came home from the war they were looking for transportation. They were tired of walking from one end of Europe and Asia to the other end. They didn’t have much money, so they […]

Painting by Vasily Kandinsky, Dominant Curve April 1936, Oil on canvas, Dimensions: 50 7/8 x 76 1/2 inches (129.2 x 194.3 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. ©2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Art Trends – Not!

“Top 5 Art Trends of 2015 In the market for some new artwork to fill your home…”  The headline of this story from Dot & Bo makes me uneasy. It has provoked me to try and explore why. I grew up in an artist family, real deal artists, so the idea of top trends in art […]

New pieces moving into the MidMod warehouse

In the MidMod Warehouse #1

Last week’s visit to a local modern furniture auction produced these vintage mid century modern items that are new to the MidMod warehouse. Jens Risom Arm Chair This Jensen Risom chair (shown above) is in outstanding condition and will be up on the MM site very soon. Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair This piece (shown below) […]

Mid century modern room using color palette designed by Barbara Daley Schwab

Color is Challenging

Color is Challenging One of the hardest challenges of room design is picking a color palette. You may have bright colors you are attracted to, or perhaps neutrals, or high contrast black and white, or soft, serene, warm. We are bombarded by color schemes and color terms. Paint samples in all tints and shades in […]

George and Barbara Schwab in the MidMod-decor warehouse.

MidMod and Labor Day

MidMod and Labor Day Each week Barbara and I write a this blog to try to share our thoughts and ideas related to our love of MidCentury Modern furniture. We’re retired. Barbara for 40 years of graphic design and me from 40 years of professional architecture overlapping 25 years of teaching interior design. We have […]