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.
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.