Christopher Grubb Brings Mid-Century Modern Design Into 21st Century

Beverly Hills-based interior designer shows LXTV/NBC viewers how to update a case study post-and-beam home without sacrificing the original style

(Beverly Hills, CA, April 7, 2016) On an episode of LXTV/NBC Open House (view here) Beverly Hills interior designer Christopher Grubb demonstrates how he brought a mid-century post-and-beam home up-to-date, while respecting the original architectural style. Though it originated after World War II, mid-century modern design is remarkably popular today. For those looking to update a mid-century style home for 21st century needs, Grubb shares his advice for renovating these classically minimal spaces while retaining the original aesthetic.

“Though it’s been an iconic design style for over 70 years, we’ve been experiencing a real resurgence of mid-century architecture and design. The aesthetic really has become the style in recent years,” explains Grubb, whose firm Arch-Interiors Design Group, is based in Beverly Hills, California. “Not only are collectors of original pieces appreciative of the design concept, but many manufacturers are now making the look more affordable to consumers.”

In his interview with LXTV/NBC, Grubb explains the origins and history of mid-century design. He outlines which furniture elements, materials, textures, and functions to consider when updating Mid-Century design. Plus, Grubb answers the questions:

  • What is “post-and-beam” architecture
  • How to expand the traditionally small footprint of mid-century homes
  • What makes furniture suitable for mid-century styled interiors
  • What’s the one change you can make for the most impact
  • How does texture fit in with today’s mid-century interiors
  • Which accessories work best in a mid-century modern home

LXTV/NBC Open House showcases the hottest homes on the market, interior design tips from the experts, and everything you need to know about stylish living. Learn more at See the interview in its entirety online here.

To arrange an on-air interview or speaking engagement with interior designer Christopher Grubb, contact Holly Berecz or Mary Beth Duehr with Duehr and Associates, LLC.

About Christopher Grubb, IIDA, NKBA
Clients, editors, and producers have called Christopher Grubb an influential interior and product designer and trendsetter. The globally recognized, award-winning interior designer is founder of Beverly Hills-based design firm Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc., which has earned a reputation since 1994 for creative and unique work on residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality projects, as well as upscale medical designs. A sought after international speaker, Grubb has been featured in books and hundreds of magazines and newspapers, in addition to sharing his design ideas nationwide on radio programs and TV shows, including HGTV, NBC LX.TV Life/Style Television, a regular spot on Martha Stewart’s Martha Live SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and guest spots on Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford® radio and The Design Dude with Frank Fontana on WGN radio. A popular speaker for prominent industry events, such as KBIS, NeoCon, Dwell on Design, and International Builders’ Show, Grubb also has a signature line of bathroom furniture, The C.G. Collection by Christopher Grubb, which is available through MODERNBATHROOM®. For more information about Christopher Grubb’s designs or product call 310-652-7600 or visit

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The C.G. Collection Website


Mary Beth Duehr
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Grubb’s renovation honors the home’s Mid-Century history

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Post and beam architecture updated for today’s lifestyle

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Grubb selected lighting with texture to warm up the space

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Grubb transformed a former garage into a spacious media room

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A bar makes entertaining a breeze

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Classic example of post and beam exterior

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