August 28, 2013
Hot Commodity: A Midcentury
Palm Springs Makeover
It's common knowledge that when you move into a new house, if there's a secret discovery to be made it's either in the attic or basement (scary) or in a seemingly mundane nook (awesome). Happily, for interior designer Sean Gaston and contractor Jim Jewell, when the couple moved into their home in Palm Springs' Indian Canyons, their finding was the latter sort. The pair (whose company Bee Renovated renovates and flips midcentury and Craftsman houses), happened upon a set of original plans stashed in the pantry that revealed their residence to be a midcentury gem, built by noted architect and real estate developer Stan Stackley in 1967. The blueprints set the course for their own redesign, resulting in a faithfully restored yet up-to-date house stocked with the couple's thoughtfully amassed collection of midcentury objects and furniture, and updated with personal touches such as a family room skinned in Martha Stewart's Party Streamer Pink Paint. If, like us, you are wild for this fresh take on retro-modern, shop our curated collection of décor below, inspired by the desert oasis.
Adapted from a story originally published in California Home + Design. Photo Credit: John Ellis
|Aria Dining Table, $1099, Room & Board||One-Stripe Pillow Cover, $18, Etsy||Midcentury Ceramic Teal Gourd, Table Lamp, $100, Lamps Plus|
|Agen Chair, $35, Ikea||Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover, $139, West Elm||Coffee Table, $399, Blueprint|
|Modern Art, $8500, Etsy||Las Venus Swedish House Vase, $650, ABC Home||Mandala Cotton Carpet, From $525, Madeline Weinrib|