Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Decorating Modern - Part 1 Living Rooms

I have developed a real interest in a more modern furniture and decor. This leads me to the challenge of finding pieces offered at auction that would fit a modern aesthetic, and maybe not break the bank. I thought I'd go room by room and 'decorate' it with pieces from future or past auctions. See what you think.

Let's start with the living room:

Wright Mass Modern Auction July 10 - Lot 135

These cool armchairs would be a good start to the living room. I love the low profile and the crimson leather. They are designed by Gae Aulenti for Knoll and have an estimate of $2,000 - $3,000 at the next Wright 20 'Mass Modern' Auction July 10th.
 Doyle + Design (past auction)

These settees would be great. They are by Robert Haussmann (1931) and sold at the Doyle + Design auction for $3,650.  

Doyle + Design (past auction)

 I have to anchor the room with a wonderful carpet, and picked this one because I bid on it for myself (unsuccessfully). It sold for $3,438. It would look great with the chairs with the reds in both. Now we need a coffee table.

 Wright Mass Modern Auction July 10th - Lot 138

This bench would make a wonderful coffee table and keep the color light in the room to offset the adrk settees and chairs. It's actually a bench designed by Shigeru Ban for Cappellini in 1999 and is made of cardboard and beech plywood. It's being offered at the upcoming Wright auction and has an estimate of $1,000 - $1,500.

Doyle + Design (past auction) - Le Corbusier

This is an absolute classic of modern design. It's a Le Corbusier LC-4 chaise longue from 1928. It sold at the Doyle + Design auction for $1,188. I would put this by the window as a place to rest and read. It's also such good design that it serves as a piece of art.

A room needs lamps.

Wright Mass Modern Auction July 10th - Lot 115

I love these red lamps from the Wright Mass Modern auction. They would add more color to the room and pick up the red from the carpet. Red and black is a very chic color scheme in a living room too! These were made in 1965 have an estimate of $200 - $300.

Finally, the lamps need end tables to sit on.

Stair Galleries (past auction)

I think these resin end tables would be very cool. They pick up the red, and I like that they are the same design but not matched in painted decor. They also inject additional color in to the room. The were designed by Gaetano Pesce for Zerodisegno and sold for $400 at a past Stair Galleries auction.

To keep connected with modern design happenings, check out a blog for LA Modern Auctions. Their next auction will be in October, and more on that later. 

Next time we'll tackle a dining room in Modern!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...