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Sunday
Aug072011

The screened living room

A couple weeks back Maureen shared with us a home featured in the Modern Home Tour in Austin. This time it's a home from the Outdoor Living Tour that is a DREAM!
As described by the architect (Cass Cheesar Architects): One of the main objectives of this project was to celebrate sustainable design while making the elements esthetically intriguing. The cypress rain screen was allowed to gray in it's natural time and the steel was left to create a seal of rust. Another objective was to site the project so the clients could experience the urban nature of their backyard while maintaining a small carbon footprint.
He called it The Screened Living Room. How I wish I had the space for something like this in my yard. WOW!! (Photos by Andrew Chan)

Thursday
Jul282011

Something old, something new

I have another Shoot Factory location home in London for you all today. This time it's a wonderful juxtaposition of old and new. A stone house that looks to be about 200 years old filled with modern and mid century furnishings makes for an funky and eclectic space. Love the floors and retro trailer in the yard.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Modern home tour

Maureen of The Inglenook Decor wanted to share with our readers some photos of a home that was featured in the Modern Home Tour in Austin. I love this house - the structure is incredible and the decor is (mostly) modern/mid-century of which I am forever a fan - and how cool that some walls are magnetic! (Photos by Andrew Chan)

P.S. Speaking of modern, 2Modern is having a giveaway NOW on Facebook to win this Blu Dot ottoman!

  

Tuesday
Jul192011

MidMod bungalow in the UK

Here's the first of 2 mid-century modern homes I will be sharing with you today. This one comes from David and Scott: We're a small creative agency in Berkshire living in a Mid Century bungalow on the development where Truffaut filmed 'Fahrenheit 451' back in 1966 - in fact, our bungalow is of the same design as the one in the film. Though the actual property from the film has been sadly 'renovated' beyond recognition, we've rescued ours from dilapidation and given it a fresh, modern, modernist feel having remodelled it both inside and out ourselves. The bungalow has been a 4 year labour of love — we live and work in it (using Bedroom 4 as our Studio) — it's a light-filled haven and we love it... but we've got itchy feet and would love to apply ourselves to another property and help it to shine as originally intended. We've created a microsite + a full booklet covering the history & provenance of the Development - 'the estate of the future that time forgot' - plus a full description of the property. The transformation is extraordinary. I freaking LOVE IT! It was so awful when they purchased it I had to include some before photos to show all their hard work.

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Monday
Jun272011

Stable Acre

If you've seen the Inside Out 2011 Annual Renovating & Decorating Guide (and you must see the Inside Out 2011 Annual Renovating & Decorating Guide) you'll recognise the converted stables home of gallerist Stuart Shave. I found it again at inspace Locations and the architect David Kohn's site. Open-plan orientated around a simple modernist fireplace, light spills in through walls of glass. It's warm and simple, mid-century and modern. Rough brick is smoothed with white paint, rustic and sparse yet sophisticated and softened. And for an art dealer strangely devoid of art. Moroccan pom-pom blanket anyone?

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