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Current Contributing Writers

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Ted Cleary is a landscape architect with a special affinity for the modernist garden design vocabulary of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.  His firm Studio Cleary Landscape Architecture focuses primarily on landscape projects for single-family homes.  Ted contributes occasional blogposts to introduce readers to the design styles from back in the day of such iconic LAs as Garrett Eckbo and Robert Royston — practitioners whose work was greatly influenced by the Expressionist painters of their time like Kandinsky and Picasso.  Their approach to garden design is largely forgotten but remains as fresh, fun, and dynamic for today’s generation of midcentury modern home lovers as ever.  You can view more of SCLA’s work here.

View all of his Mid-Century Style Magazine articles.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJim Hinckley, is an award winning author and photographer who has served as America’s travel guide to the back roads of Route 66. His feature articles, blog, and in interviews with Jay Leno, on AM Arizona, and on other nationally televised television and radio programs (Jim Hinckley’s America). Former Associate Editor Cars & Parts magazine, Author of Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, The Big Book of Car Culture, Backroads of Arizona, Route 66 Backroads, Ghost Towns of Route 66, and Ghost Towns of the Southwest. Visit his blog at www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com.

View all of his Mid-Century Style Magazine articles.


IMG_7050_DianeVallereAuthorPhoto_colorDiane Vallere – After close to two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She writes the Mad for Mod Mystery Series, featuring a midcentury modern interior decorator who has modeled her life and her business after Doris Day movies. In addition, she writes the Style & Error Mystery Series, featuring a former fashion buyer, and the upcoming Material Witness Mystery Series, that comes out November 4. Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since. Find her at www.dianevallere.com.

View all of her Mid-Century Style Magazine articles.


At Mid-Century Style Magazine, we love contributing writers! If you’d like to contribute regularly, we will feature you here! Please see submission guidelines below on guest posts and regular contributions.


Want to Write for Us?

We’re looking to expand the depth and frequency of the blog posts here on Mid-Century Style and as such we’re looking for Guest posts and regular contributors! We enjoy showing off our reader’s expertise and would love to share yours with others. Whether you have a preservation project, a mid-century area of expertise or another subject you’d like to share, we’re open to anything you’d like to share with the Mid-Century Style community. Please feel free to try writing a post! We’d love to have you!

Mid-Century Style Guest post guidelines!

What kind of content do you accept?

We are ONLY looking for items with Mid-Century style knowledge (please do not send us general home improvement articles).  We are not interested in generic home improvement articles or lighting and furniture articles. If you do not know what Mid-Century is, please do not submit a request! 🙂 However, if you like what we do here, feel free to share your expertise or knowledge, we’d love to share it with our readers. There is no minimum length for your post. We’d rather post quality over quantity.

Guidelines • You can include up to two links in the byline, which will be displayed. • Your content must be of value to the reader and not purely self promotional. • We have the right to turn down anything that we think will not be of value to our readers.

How do I submit my guest post? If you have a post that meets the guidelines above, you can send it to me on via email editor@midcenturystyle.net.   We’ll get back to you to let you know. I will let you know in a reasonable amount of time when I can run the piece and if I can’t (for some reason) run it, I will give you a reason. Posts can be submitted as rich text with html or Word documents (I can accept most versions of Word). If you do use Word, please send photos separately – we can pull photos out of documents, but it’s kind of a pain!