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The wooded suburban towns around New Canaan, Connecticut, are full of the expected Colonials and Capes, but the area is also a secret garden of midcentury-modern glass homes.
Many of them were designed by members of the Harvard Five, a group that included Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, and, of course, Philip Johnson, whose own restored glass house is now a historic monument. And as with any garden, without vigilant care, everything gets lost in the brambles and eventually goes to seed.
And on top of that, what about the Navajo blankets, racks of antlers, and tomahawks from Jay's Texas clan?
And there was Jay's art to deal with, too—works by Irving Penn, Walton Ford, and others.
What to do with the Chinese porcelain panels, family paintings from the 1930s, Chippendale-style breakfront, and French Provincial dining table, all from Yvonne's Southern mother, who was downsizing just as her daughter was renovating?
"The previous owners had no concept of what they had or how to live with it." The house the Fieldens finally bought, up a forested road in Wilton, was suffering from just such an identity crisis.
Rooms had been divided inappropriately and painted in Colonial colors.
I hope that sharing my hard-earned knowledge will help you find your own Mid Mod style.
Live or spend quality time in your new home awhile before starting work.
For me, midcentury modern is about doing more with less, surroundings ourselves with fewer things but things that have meaning and a connection to the natural environment.