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Spacious Mid-Century Modern

Twenty-First Century Comforts


The Challenge:

This 1950’s California ranch-style rambler was in need of a major overhaul to bring it to twenty-first century standards. The Master Suite had a very large bedroom with a small out-dated bath and minimal closet space. It would take a major reallocation of space to create a totally new Master Suite with the features and creature comforts  today’s home owners want.                                                                                                         

The Solution:

Perfect for a mid-century modern design, the spacious Master Suite provided a great opportunity for reconfiguration. We solved two major problems by moving a wall between the bedroom and bathroom to create a spacious new bath, and installing an entire wall of closets, including a walk-in closet and much needed storage space. Then, we finished the entire suite with coordinated colors and furnishings that unify the space with bold contrast and classic comfort.

Master Suite

Our inspiration for the room came from an archived Jack Lenore Larsen fabric, a modern graphic floral and striped pattern used as an accent in the pillow shams, a throw pillow on the chair and the Roman shade in the bathroom.

  • A light-to-dark gradation of dusty misted green from the top of the low vaulted ceiling to the floor creates a dreamy cloud-like feeling
  • The deep russet tones and textures of the sleek platform bed, ottoman, accent pillows and window treatments add contrast and drama
  • The big easy chair in the nook  provides plenty of space for family members to cuddle and read
  • A custom rug repeats the theme colors presented throughout the room
  • White Eero Saarinen tulip tables on either side of the rich velvet king-size bed complete this study in contrasts


The dramatic white on chocolate color scheme is repeated in the spacious new master bath which includes:

  • Stunning modern pedestal soaking tub against a rich espresso-colored wall
  • Luxurious walk-in shower 
  • Colorful glass mosaic tile wall with inset mirrors
  • A large modern vanity with double sinks and lots of storage


The Results: 

A delightful combination of comfort and luxury, this spacious Master Suite has stepped into the twenty-first century in style, exuding the character and personality of its owners as it meets their needs for years to come.

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