Mid-century modern style hot in homes

Mid-century modern style hot in homes

Back at the turn of this century, whenever I heard the phrase "mid-century modern," which was rare, I was puzzled. What's modern about a style that started before I was born and that came of age alongside "Leave it to Beaver"? But now, when I hear the term, which is almost daily because this style is hotter than a lava lamp, I wonder what all the hullabaloo is about. I finally got to the bottom of it this week when I talked with two mid-century modern experts, Los Angeles architect Lawrence Scarpa and interior designer Pam Holladay of Sarasota, who were both speaking this weekend at SarasotaMOD Weekend. Apparently, according to the event's press materials,...