De­sign Essen­tials

Atomic Ranch - - Atomickitchens -

SIM­PLE AND NEU­TRAL. A neu­tral base of wood tones and white shades cre­ate over­all co­he­sion be­tween the home’s con­nected spa­ces, with color pro­vided by the ac­ces­sories. Vin­tage fur­nish­ings and new pieces are as­sem­bled in a har­mo­nious col­lec­tion that con­veys the home­owner’s per­sonal taste and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for mid­cen­tury de­sign.

EYE-CATCH­ING AND ORIG­I­NAL. Care­ful restora­tion of the richly colored tongue and groove ceil­ing and slop­ing roofline serve to high­light the home’s ex­pres­sion of mid­cen­tury lines.

IN­DOOR/OUT­DOOR LIFE­STYLE. Group­ings of large win­dows through­out the house of­fer un­ob­structed views to the tran­quil tree-lined land­scape, while eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble slid­ing doors cre­ate an invit­ing flow be­tween the in­te­rior and great out­doors.

To en­hance form and func­tion, the in­te­rior de­sign team re­pur­posed dec­o­ra­tive ac­cents. “We repli­cated a slat­ted wall from the orig­i­nal mas­ter bed­room in the new mud­room/en­try off the car­port to cre­ate a par­ti­tion. This al­lowed light to fil­ter into the liv­ing room while defin­ing the two spa­ces,” the de­signer says.

DE­SIGN­ING PER­SON­AL­ITY

Fab­rics se­lected for fur­nish­ings draw in­spi­ra­tion from the lighter shade of the ter­razzo style floors and bal­ance the richer tones of the vaulted wood ceil­ings. ID Stu­dio In­te­ri­ors skill­fully com­ple­ments the earthy color pal­ette through the in­tro­duc­tion of pops of color and pat­tern, in­clud­ing a bright back­splash tile in the kitchen and a graphic rug in the fam­ily room.

Ul­ti­mately, the in­tri­cate at­ten­tion paid to re­pair, re­store and re­pur­pose defin­ing Mid­cen­tury Mod­ern char­ac­ter­is­tics, paired with a re­freshed point of view, de­liv­ered de­sign suc­cess. “The home is a cur­rent ver­sion of a true MCM home,” says the ar­chi­tect, “All the con­ve­niences of a new, open lay­out with the aes­thet­ics, scale and fea­tures of a Mid­cen­tury Mod­ern clas­sic.”

ABOVE: THE KITCHEN’S LO­CA­TION RE­MAINS TRUE TO THE FOOT­PRINT, BUT IT RE­CEIVED A NEC­ES­SARY DOSE OF DE­SIGN UP­DATES. AS A PER­SONAL TOUCH, BRIGHT TILE FROM CLAYHAUS TILE, LO­CATED IN PORT­LAND, ORE­GON TURNS THE BACK­LASH INTO A STATE­MENT. THE IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGNER NOTES, “THE HOME­OWN­ERS USED TO LIVE IN PORT­LAND AND WERE FA­MIL­IAR WITH THE COM­PANY. THEY AC­TU­ALLY BROUGHT THIS TILE TO OUR FIRST DE­SIGN MEET­ING.” OP­PO­SITE BOT­TOM : FOR THE MAS­TER BED­ROOM, A BRIGHT GRAPHIC WALL­PA­PER MAKES FOR A BOLD CHOICE TO AC­CENT ONE WALL OF THE ROOM. THE HOME­OWN­ERS FOUND THE PAT­TERN ON­LINE, DRAWN TO ITS WHIM­SI­CAL STYLE AS IT RE­MINDED THEM OF ART­WORK BY MARY BLAIR, THE CON­CEPT ARTIST BE­HIND MANY OF DIS­NEY’S MOST ICONIC AND COL­OR­FUL DE­SIGNS.

PAINSTAK­ING ORIG­I­NAL EX­TE­RIOR AT­TEN­TION EL­E­MENTS WAS PAID OF THE TO HOME. RE­TAIN THE AR­CHI­TECT NOTES, “WE AC­TU­ALLY HAD TO AC­QUIRE SPE­CIAL PER­MIS­SION FROM THE LO­CAL AU­THOR­I­TIES TO MAIN­TAIN THE EX­IST­ING WIN­DOW SIZES AND LO­CA­TIONS WITHIN ALL OF THE BED­ROOMS.

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