Displaying posts from January, 2023

Originally built in the 1950’s as a two room gentleman’s hunting cabin, this house had been added to over the decades. Our clients decided they wanted to renovate and more significantly expand its footprint to suit their young family’s needs. Self-professed home bodies who love to cook and entertain, they wanted the house to have many cozy nooks where they and their daughters could curl up with a book. Fearless in their pursuit of a colorful, layered home, their love of pattern and saturated hues drove the whimsical story from room to room.
This 8000 sq ft, 22 room home filled with no less than 77 patterns could not be more family-friendly and cozy to the max. There is at least 18 spots where I too would want to curl up with a book, a cat and a coffee. Designed by McGrath II. (Photos: Joshua McHugh)

Out of the blue

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2023 by KiM

Blue might be one of my least favourite colours but this home designed by Laura Stephens has several pretty shades that I could get behind. Especially that Oval Room Blue library/living room, and with accents of red against it it’s even more special. Though could be because I’m so smitten with those beautiful built-in bookcases. (Photos: Chris Snook)

Sensuous minimalism

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2023 by midcenturyjo

A traditional finca and the masterly touch of Swiss architect and designer Valérie Chomarat has resulted in a sensuous minimalism where tradition meets modern with a restrained line, form and palette.

Palo Alto Eichler

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2023 by midcenturyjo

The Atelier Davis team worked with Gustave Carlson Architects to renovate and expand a historic Eichler for a young family with a modern art collection.  Bright, colourful and fun staying true to the Eichler bones but adding the owners’ personalities. Mid-century modern never looked so good.

How do you take a historic 1870’s home and create an addition and gut remodel, yet have everything look as if it has always been there?
Inspiration: The romance of New Orleans courtyards, 1870’s victorian architecture, a healthy dose of color, and a splash of modernity come together to create a family home that’s steeped in history yet totally fresh.

I am sooooo in awe of the unparalleled and glamorous approach Summer Thornton took to her historic home. That peach/pink library is soooooooo gorgeous I am going to go out on a limb and say it’s one of my all-time favourite rooms. Photos: Melanie Acevedo and Werner Straube