White Midcentury Modern Living Room: Ethereal Chic

We peeked at it the other day, and today’s serene white decor inspiration hails from white interiors within fashion designer Erin Fetherston’s charming 1923 house. White Midcentury Modern Living Room: Ethereal Chic is a closer look at how a white on white scheme can be freshened and casual. You’ll also score the exact paint color and ideas to shop the look.

Modern farmhouse living room with Mid-century modern style. The club chairs, Alex says, “have a great architectural line and a sexy cut from the back,” making them ideal for a central seating arrangement. #livingroom #allwhite #serenedecor #interiordesign #modernfarmhouse
White Midcentury Modern Ethereal Living Room inspiration as well as ideas to get the look.

Photography: Joe Schmelzer and Alex Reid/One King’s Lane

White Midcentury Modern Living Room: Ethereal Chic

Even though Erin’s home was refreshed with more color recently, we’ll tour an earlier version and discover furnishings and home decor she chose from One King’s Lane. 

Erin Fetherston white living room with organic, modern farmhouse decor style. #livingroomdecor #interiordesign #allwhite #interiordesign #whitesofa
Ethereal White Midcentury Modern Living Room..hello lovely indeed.

California Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Located in West Hollywood’s gorgeous Sunset Park neighborhood (sometimes described as a neighborhood within a neighborhood), we’ll tour this pretty home’s neutral living room.

The interiors here are a mix of Mid-Century Modern, Modern Farmhouse, California organic, and ethereal Erin style.

Midcentury modern style in a modern farmhouse living room. Erin Fetherston's gorgeous all white California farmhouse with inspiring decor and furniture. #whitelivingroom #interiordesign #modernchairs #interiordesign #allwhitedecor
Sexy white chairs in an ethereal Mid-century Modern living room with all white decor.

Fetherston partnered with designer Alex Reid of One King’s Lane The Studio, and they call the look “California farmhouse” with lots of organic.

Erin told OKL, “I wanted every purchase to feel fresh, from the plates to the sofa to the glasses…I really asked, Does this fit into the home? Does it have that neutral, subtle, earthy California elegance? Is it easy and family-friendly? Will I worry about it?”

Modern farmhouse decor in a mid-century modern home. A few notes of family-friendly design: rounded edges on the console, a Moses basket (perfect for a sleeping baby or a pile of blankets), and a Tibetan fleece stool that takes soft to a new level. #livingroom #homedecor #furniture #consoletable #modernfarmhouse #modernrustic #allwhitedecor
White Mid-century Modern Ethereal Living Room inspiration as well as ideas to get the look.
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Midcentury With Organic & Modern Rustic Style

Erin Fetherston was careful to avoid going totally midcentury with the design and instead opted for a fusion with fresh and organic textures that help the place feel very NOW.

There are some decidedly retro moments such as the 1970’s Karl Springer table, but Fetherston and Reid have added contemporary photography for balance.

What is the White Paint Color?

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace paint color.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace…hello lovely indeed.

Also, most of the furnishings are by Erin Fetherston x Fragments Identity.

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Midcentury modern style in a modern farmhouse living room with white decor. “I wanted every wall to make sense, to have its own vignette,” says Alex. It’s also a flexible design scheme—the ottoman adds extra seating and can be “scooched up for cozier conversations during parties.” #blueandwhite #livingroom #modernrustic #serenedecor #interiordesign

White on White Decor Scheme

When this living room was designed, Fetherston was expecting their first child, so it would be interesting to know whether the all white scheme created new challenges with the young family!

All white living room with white linen sofa, upholstered ottoman, rustic dough bowl, brass accents, and California modern farmhouse chic by Erin Fetherston. #whitedecor #livingroom #whiteonwhite #toneontone #interiordesign #whitelinen #modernrustic
White Mid-century Modern Ethereal Living Room inspiration as well as ideas to get the look.

In my own home, living with white was never a problem even with messy chapters of childhood. You simply see the mess immediately and attend to it rather than allow it to become worse!

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Modern rustic style, organic farmhouse chic plus mid-century mod design in a white living room. Erin loved the effect of the patterned sisal rug layered under an antique Oushak: “The rugs did a great job of grabbing the cool and the warm tones in the room, the gray highlights and the oatmeal lowlights.” #whitedecor #livingroom #chantillylace #neutralinteriors #interiordesign #modernrustic
Floors with a velvety look in an ethereal white on white living space.

Living with white doesn’t mean you stop entertaining or treat your interiors like a museum; life and mud do happen.

Modern rustic luxe farmhouse living room with midcentury modern style. Vintage fireplace and white linen upholstery mix with Chantilly Lace painted walls. #livingroom #whitelivingroom #chantillylace #modernrustic #whiteonwhite

You simply don’t ignore it.

I like the designer’s philosophy about not being overly concerned about living with white: “Blankets are always in arm’s reach and can be thrown down as a cover in a pinch.”

Karl Springer table with lamp and crystals in a modern vignette in Erin Fetherston's modern luxe California farmhouse living room. #consoletables #midcentury #modernfurniture #interiordesign
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Symmetry in a Fresh Organic Living Room With White

Notice all the symmetry in this room (below)?

As if the color palette and cloud-like textures weren’t enough, symmetry calms the senses further.

Midcentury modern style in a modern farmhouse living room with white decor. “I wanted every wall to make sense, to have its own vignette,” says Alex. It’s also a flexible design scheme—the ottoman adds extra seating and can be “scooched up for cozier conversations during parties.” #blueandwhite #livingroom #modernrustic #serenedecor #interiordesign
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Modern Rustic Bar Cart Vignette

Is it a bar cart? Small console? Accent table which could double as a bedside table?

A piece of dried barn wood, carved to resemble a tortoiseshell, creates the right exclamation point on a bar cart in Erin Fetherston's white living room #chantillylace #paintcolors #whitepaint #modernrustic #allwhite #interiordesign

I love investing in such pieces that can live many lives over the years in multiple rooms.

Bar cart is covered in capiz—part of the mission to add rich texture everywhere. “There’s no real color here,” Alex says, “but the capiz makes the whole spot dynamic.” And by tucking the shell and books below, Erin and Gabe can easily turn the spot into a setup for drinks when they entertain. #chantillylace #whitedecor #livingroom #brcart
White Mid-century Modern Ethereal Living Room inspiration as well as ideas to get the look.
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More Chic White Organic Interiors to Inspire

Even though this story is about the living room, I can’t help myself and must also reference the inviting breakfast nook!

The Breuer chairs placed with the Saarinen table (below) have a special place in my heart since they were the first kitchen chairs purchased for my first apartment at age 18.

Charming modern rustic organiz luxe breakfast nook with Mid-century Saarinen table and Marcel Breuer chairs. California farmhouse style in Erin Fetherston's home. #breakfastnook #modernfarmhouse #midcenturymodern #interiordesign #breuerchairs #saarinentable #modernrustic

Those chairs were super comfortable! I love how they work with the organic and dramatic rattan pendant.

All white modern rustic decor in a chic breakfast nook in the kitchen with Saarinen table, sofa, and wicker pendant light. Erin Fetherston's white California farmhouse is chic yet livable with a Midcentury Modern twist. #allwhite #saarinen #whitekitchen #midcentury #breakfastnook

What do you think about the way vintage and modern are mixed in this space?

0014 erin fetherston living room
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All White & Neutrals: Get the Look

Speaking of white linen…did you know that a small business I have regularly lifted up over the years (they create linen decor and clothing) recently blew up in popularity when Meghan Markle wore one of their dresses I have posted many times???? Yep! Magic Linen’s Toscana dress:

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The Living Room Evolved!

See the living room with its new look (“modern organic”) here:

Modern Farmhouse Decor & White on White

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-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
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Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
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Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
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Italian Candelabra Chandelier
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French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
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French Wood Chandelier
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French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
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Bar Stool
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17 Comments

  1. April 18, 2018 / 2:03 am

    We have white sofas that survived a child. Not because we’re neatnicks but because it’s one of those French things–all food was consumed at the dining table or breakfast bar only. No eating on the sofa. Sure, if people came over, we would serve snacks and aperitifs in the living room. But it has been a good rule for avoiding couch-potato snacking, with a side effect of no spills on the sofas.
    That said, our sofas have slipcovers for easy cleaning. Maybe Erin had hers super-scotch-guarded.

    • michele
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 8:22 am

      Same here! We have been living with white forever so the family knew nothing different! I ran a tight ship about food staying in the kitchen as well, and the rule always made sense to me. No shoes either except when entertaining, and this has helped minimize the germs in our home (for many years, with my Crohn’s disease, my immune system was compromised). Thanks for reading, friend. πŸ™‚

      • Connie
        April 18, 2018 / 8:33 am

        We had very light sofas in our LR when our boys were small. Eating in the LR wasn’t allowed either. We still have the same couches (more than 25 years old!) and they still look lovely. I do have them slipcovered now because we have 3 dogs that are a little less easy to ‘control’ than our human babies. πŸ˜‰

        We too are a shoes off household too which helps immensely with the light carpeting and honestly the entire home throughout. People think white (or very light) is hard to keep clean. I say “if you see the dirt, you clean the dirt”. πŸ˜‰

        I truly loved seeing this post of such gorgeous rooms! White reigns supreme!

        • michele
          Author
          April 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

          Preach! Thanks for adding to the beauty here, Connie. πŸ™‚

  2. debbie
    April 18, 2018 / 6:44 am

    Such a clever mix isn’t it? So calm, at first you don’t see how much is going on, the beautiful architectural details; fireplace, ceiling, french doors! Touches of gold, a little chrome, rustic wood, rattan, gorgeous layered floor rugs, little bit modern little bit vintage (with my circa 1983 21st birthday dining chairs thrown in for good measure LOL!) lovely.

    • michele
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Beautiful summary of why it works without being overdone, Debbie. Thank you. Peace to you, friend. πŸ™‚

    • Joanna
      April 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

      I couldn’t have described it better. After scrolling through the images several times, studying all that makes this room with it’s modern furniture seem like it has history, I came to the same conclusion. The mix of modern furniture with the architectural details of the room make it feel more livable, less sterile. I’d like to transport those furnishings into my not so modern room. Wouldn’t that be a dream?

      • michele
        Author
        April 18, 2018 / 9:55 am

        Yes! All the texture keeps it from coldness. For some reason, I want to touch the fabrics of all these pieces Erin picked for this living room. The nubby mudcloth pillows, white linen, and silky sheepskin. She has layered rugs in the room too, yet the white keeps everything feeling calm and not busy. πŸ™‚

  3. Natalie
    July 30, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    By any chance would you know where the wood console table is from?

  4. December 17, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Where can we find these amazing white chairs that are in the very first picture of the living area?

  5. Ashley
    March 30, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    Do you know where the what the white sofa is? I love the lines of it and haven’t been able to track it down!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 30, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      Hi! As I recall, the name of this sofa is Cara, and it was white linen with a wood base from this store: https://rstyle.me/+LPq8GgVnUHPBN_8teYiVoQ. They stopped offering it soon after the shoot at Erin Fetherston’s home was done. I also recall the president of one king’s lane using this sofa (in rose linen) in her own family’s home. I found a beautiful slipcovered white sofa without the wood platform here: https://rstyle.me/+nZhmCGXs575jf1S4EQ-PIg and I’ll stay on the lookout for the Cara sofa!

      • Ashley
        March 30, 2019 / 8:01 pm

        Thanks! I did a bit of digging and it looks like it was made by Brownstone Upholstery, but sadly it doesn’t look like they’re doing sofas anymore. Too bad, it’s so lovely and as an investment piece I feel like it would be well worth it.

        • Michele
          Author
          March 30, 2019 / 8:17 pm

          You bet. Thanks for sharing that with us–a lot of folks have been interested in that sofa, and it’s hard to believe there are not many options for that airy style wood base!

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French Country Headboard
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French Accent Chair
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