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Stuck in time
Jeff and Andy bought the house with the hope of retiring there one day. Until then, they hoped to enjoy it as a vacation spot and rental opportunity. Although the house was in excellent condition, its condition dated back to the 1960s. The home’s mid-century decor was a big part of the reason the couple fell in love with the house, but it wasn’t all that old-fashioned charm.
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Keep the couch
At first, getting into the house was a bit uncomfortable. With a bright red rug taking up the entire living room, it was hard to notice anything else. Thanks to that super-heated floor, it was easy to miss the amazing sectional seating in the middle of the room. Overshadowed by the carpet and covered in a modest brown, it was a mid-century diamond in the rough. Fortunately, after a quick game of “lava floor”, Scott and the team rescued it so it could be reupholstered in a stunning avocado green. Now the sofa sits as the very focal point mad men Living room.
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Flash of funk
For the bedrooms, Debra wanted to bring in elements of mid-century designs with a luxurious feel. I achieved this using antique furniture and one statement wall in each bedroom. By doing this, I created a space that stayed consistent with the theme without being overwhelming. Now, guests will feel like they are visiting an upscale hotel from their favorite era with all the modern amenities.
For Scott, this renovation was the first of its kind. This was the first time clients had specifically asked to save old colored bathroom fixtures. In most cases, that would have been a mistake, but not this house. After saving, refurbishing and reinstalling these fixtures, Debra and Scott complimented them with some modern, stylish decor. The bathrooms now have a 1960s style ceramic image.
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Although Andy and Jeff bought the house, there was another family member in charge of things: Archie the dog. The adorable pup needed a fenced-in area to enjoy himself. Not wanting to leave guests outside, Scott took the opportunity to create a stunning courtyard for guests to enjoy in privacy. With a wood-burning fireplace and pizza oven, guests can relax outside while dining on gourmet, fine dining.
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