Marrow Midcentury is a Memphis and Maximalist home. Donald Wexler’s original design is now revamped by Bells + Whistles. And it a pure visual pleasure.
It is the 80’s decade, in Italy, Ettore Sottsass brings back maximalist home decor with his remarkable design movement, The Memphis Group. Three decades later, Millennials demand happy interiors.
A competitive job market and exhausting working hours, as well as the desire for instant gratification, led to a generation of pleasure seekers. Everywhere. All the time. In this manner, interior design has been facing a growing trend of colorful interiors, full of textures and vibrancy. The result is visually pleasing homes with decor elements with bold lines and clashing colors. The Marrow Midcentury house is a crashing example of what an entire generation expects from interior design.
The Marrow Midcentury house is in Rancho Mirage, in California. The house was built in 1957, as part of Thunderbird North, a community of 10 homes designed by Donald Wexler alongside William Cody and Richard Harrison. Therefore, the property is authentic modern mid-century architecture, sharing some features, for instance, with Richard Neutra’s work.
LA-based interior design firm Bells + Whistles reimagined the interior of the house. As result, the renamed Marrow Midcentury is a contemporary interior design project for contemporary needs.
Despite having a minimal structure, mainly white, the house is daring. In some rooms, such as the complementary living room, all the walls are covered in hypnotic patterns, like Maximalist interior design style commands. At the same time, the neutral color master bedroom doesn’t go unnoticed. Its sleek furniture is a signature of The Memphis Group.
But what exact fixtures define the Marrow Midcentury a Memphis and Maximalist dream? Well, those fixtures are in front of our eyes. To illustrate, every room is a combination of graphic shapes, sleek furniture design, textures, and materials. In addition, the color palette can get wild combinations. Even though some rooms have a softer color palette, others are bold and risky, like the living room.
The living room is also a good example of the sleek shapes, the bold color combination and the fierce juxtaposition of textures.
The outdoor of this California mansion not only is pure visual pleasure but also pure Memphis design style. The poolside is extra. If the parasol and sunbed area is more discreet, the pool itself couldn’t be more roaring.
The pool has an unusual geometric shape. However, its Memphis look goes further on the inside. Alex Proba painted what looks like a terrazzo floor on the floor of the swimming pool. Highly detailed and funny, the Marrow Midcentury house exhales vibrancy.
In order to elevate the eccentrecity and the positiveness of the Memphis and Maximalist home, Bells + Whistles installed a disco ball in the entrance. The iconic entryway is there to reflect light across the other rooms. And we like to believe that its main purpose is to remeber that, you know… “you’re not broken, you’re a disco ball”.
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