SoMoToHo Library Transformation in Progress


Remodeling & Design

Those of you who followed the transformation of the mid-century modern may recall how Debra and I love dedicating some space to books and reading – a library, a spot to relax without electronic distraction (e-books excepted, of course). In the SoMoToHo, we knew immediately which space that would be. This room is to the […]

April 11, 2015

Wide Open Spaces


Remodeling & Design

The living-dining combination in the mid-century ranch was a wonderful, wide-open expanse of wood flooring. The walls had a pinkish tone but that’s just paint and we were going to paint, anyway. I’ve heard some folks liken painting a room to an artist preparing a canvas with gesso. I don’t think that’s an apt analogy. […]

March 21, 2015

A Little Spice in the Bath


Remodeling & Design

Sometimes, trying to figure out what they were thinking is challenging. And so it was with the master bath in the mid-century ranch.The bit of blue that you see is all there was – the remainder of the walls were a pinkish white. Perhaps they thought it was reminiscent of the azure skies of a […]

March 13, 2015

The Evolution of the Master


Remodeling & Design

They say to start with a hook, right? What’s a cuter hook than puppy dogs and little boys? Actually, this is an “after” pic of the master bedroom at the mid-century ranch. As you’ll see later, I stenciled the wall between the bedroom and the en suite with a French poem that Debra found somewhere. […]

March 8, 2015

Quick Two-Room Re-Do


Remodeling & Design

“What are we going to do with this room?” Debra asked as she stood in the middle bedroom of the mid-century ranch. The walls were a light, sea-foam green, the carpet had seen better days. The sliding glass door leading to the deck had those vertical blinds, again. The ceiling fan was a $10 big […]

February 24, 2015