Mid Century Marvelous Part 2

A few weeks ago I shared with you some preliminary pictures of the Mid Century gem that I have been hired to redesign...

A lot had to be considered as we made plans for a major kitchen renovation, as well as new flooring throughout the house, new paint in much of the rooms, and many, many other changes.


I am excited that the new kitchen cabinets are due to arrive on Monday, and the room itself has been essentially MOVED within the structure of the house. Very cool. I will be telling you more about that over the next two weeks, and sharing pictures. For now, here is the empty shell anxiously awaiting all the beautiful cherry cabinetry:

In the living/dining room, a new 12x24" tile floor has been installed. Here is the room when the project first started with original polished concrete floors and paint:

I know that for the mid century purist, it is a crime to cover the original floors--I don't know that I totally disagree, but I am hoping that the configuration of the tile is a respectful and effective nod to the era of the house's modern heritage....

While the pictures seem to show a tile that is busy, in person it is a beautiful porcelain that very closely mimics the feel of the concrete, but with the finesse that my clients longed for. It hasn't been exposed yet, but around the perimeter of the room there is a 1" glass/slate mosaic border inlay. I am very excited to see that beautiful detail revealed.

My clients felt strongly that they wanted to have an intense color on the walls, so we found this burnt orange (MAB Chrysanthemum SW6347) that echoes some of the tones in the brick exterior of the house.  I liked the original taupe of the trim, but it was so in need of a new coat to freshen things up. I chose a color that I hoped would have depth, but would still lighten things up and resonate with the new elements in the room: MAB Sand Dollar (SW 6099).

Soon the original hardware will be put back onto the built-ins, and I will post some more pictures for you to see.