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THIS PROJECT RECEIVED AN 8-PAGE FEATURE IN ICONIC LIFE MAGAZINE WINTER 2022

We were hired to update this classic, ranch style mid-century modern home built in 1969. It had undergone previous remodels and additions, but the remodels were now dated and didn’t fit the original architectural intention of the home. Our goal for the project was to bring a new, modern design that focused on simplicity and functionality, that would bring the home back to its original intention. We loved the existing materials such as the exposed slump block, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, skylights, fluted cabinet doors, mid-century glass block windows and the expansive views of the golf course and mountain range. The neighborhood and the home has a Palm Springs vibe that draws you in. The floor plan of the home is the shape of an H, so as soon as you walk in, you’re greeted with mountain views from the backyard.

 

We started by upgrading the floors and baseboards in the entire home to an engineered wood walnut plank flooring by Urban Floor. We chose walnut as the wood species as this is a recognizable material from the mid-century modern era. We painted the entire home a fresh coat of Dunn Edwards Chantilly Lace. We completely changed the functionality of the kitchen by closing off one doorway and opening up two more doorways to adjacent spaces. We loved the intimacy of the kitchen but we were able to maximize the space, making every inch functional. We refinished some of the existing cabinetry with the fluted doors, as well as mixed in some new custom cabinetry to give the kitchen a whole new spirit. We stained the base cabinetry in a dark walnut to complement the floors and balanced this with a European frameless white upper cabinetry to draw your eye upward. To soften the contrast, we chose a light grey, matte finished quartz countertop by Arizona Tile and a square backsplash tile by Craftsman Court. In keeping with the classic mid-century modern finishes, we chose stainless steel plumbing fixtures and appliances by Blanco and GE Café. We included steel floating shelves and LED lighting to display kitchenware and art.

 

We transformed the everyday kitchen nook with a floating bench and Palm Springs, coffee shop feel. A graphic pattern was chosen for the seat cushion and two tones of emerald green upholstery for the tubular back cushions. We paired this with neutral, Scandinavian-inspired black oak and cane furniture and a polished brass globe light. We finished the space with iconic artwork to bring in the mid-century modern vibes. For this family-friendly home, we designed the living room for movie nights. The custom sectional has a white boucle, performance-fabric and was designed to either face the TV or look out at the beautiful mountains. We chose a soft, wool rug and walnut coffee table with a natural stone top. The formal dining space is perfect for entertaining. With its indoor-outdoor feel, we layered it with neutral textiles such as a dhurrie rug, leather and walnut dining furniture and a cloud-like chandelier that gives off a comfortable, warm glow.

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