We talk to Instagram user @HanhBannister from Orange County, USA. She has created a classic mid-century showcase. A unified and beautiful home for her family that looks as fresh today as it would have in the 60s.
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Can you tell us your country/city?
What inspires you?
Checking out other people’s designs on Instagram and other social media; reviewing vintage pictures of mid-century modern homes to better understand the design elements originally used.
What would your mission statement be for your home?
To update our house to today’s modern standards while staying true to the mid-century modern aesthetic.
Name your 3 favorite designers?
Many of their vintage designs still look fresh today, and people who are unfamiliar with their designs often mistake them for being contemporary pieces.
What is the favorite piece of design in your home?
George Nelson Comprehensive Storage System (CSS). This piece really made our dining room by drawing the attention to the height of the room without being too big. It looks like it was built for our home.
What’s your favorite room and why?
Dining and living room area because it was one of the most challenging rooms to decorate. This is a long room with an asymmetrical fireplace facing a set of sliders. We’ve played with many different furniture and sofa placements, and after 5 years we were able to find the furniture that made this room work.
The George Nelson CSS wall unit gave our dining room a presence during the day and evening and is the piece that guests see when they enter the house and its accessory lights brighten up the dining room in the evening.
The George Nelson Modular Sofa System (MSS) helped make the room more cohesive. We were able to find one piece from one vendor and another piece on eBay and we reupholstered both pieces so that they match. The L shape sofa also gave us the option to sit more people and helps direct the focus of the room towards the sofa.
What future plans do you have for your place?
New roof, replace our bamboo floor with white Terrazzo
When not making your home beautiful, what are
you spending your time doing?
I like to see inspirations from other mid-century modern homeowners and furniture dealers. I also enjoy road cycling and travelling.
And finally, what are some of your other favorite items:
- George Nelson Sunflower Clock
- George Nelson Executive Desk
- George Nelson CSS (Comprehensive Storage System)
- George Nelson MSS (Modular Sofa System)
- Milo Baughman coffee table with a sliding table top and coordinating cocktail tables.