Our hometown of Boulder, CO has several neighborhoods filled with classic mid-century homes — especially ranch houses. From 1950 to 1972, the population of the city grew from 20,000 to 72,000 which necessitated the rise of these new neighborhoods. One of the best examples of this mid-century growth is Green Meadows in North Boulder – a charming enclave filled with ranch houses. One of our clients recently purchased one of these perfect ranches, built in 1960. With a brick exterior and a private backyard, it is jewel. Wanting to stay within the style and feel of the time period, our client asked for a suite of living room furniture in shades of grey with a dash of mustard for fun — and for mid-century authenticity. Not only were the frames and the fabrics important but the scale had to be right. Many of these mid-century houses are built on a more intimate scale, so an oversized sectional would be out of place. Design Studio’s Portfolio Collection of furniture offered the perfect selection of style, scale and new fabrics with a mid-century vibe. The legs on all of the chosen pieces spoke to the period and the color selection would have made the Madmen proud. A sleek charcoal sofa; a mustard yellow leather chair and ottoman in a definitive mid-century frame; a patterned armchair; a pair of inlaid tables and a bar cart — of course — completed the look with flair and functionality. Old-fashioned anyone?