When an interior design style is trending and you love it, it’s easy to want to go all in, even though its longevity is never guaranteed. Such is the case with mid-century modern decor, a relatively minimal aesthetic characterized by angular structures and clean lines—think “Mad Men” style interiors, plywood, and brilliant shades like avocado and orange.
Mid-century modern design experienced a resurgence in the late 1990s after first appearing in the ’50s and ’60s, and it’s been a popular style choice in American homes ever since. The only problem? More often than not, mid-century modern furniture pieces cost a pretty penny. But there are plenty of ways to score beautiful MCM-inspired dressers, credenzas, sofas, and more without blowing your budget, from thrift shopping to knowing where to look at bigger retailers.
Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler's work.