8/9/11

Berkeley Hills Mismatched Style

Absolutely wowed by the mismatched decor of this 2,600 square feet Mid-Century house in the Berkeley Hills. Its combination of relaxed Mid-Century Modern with Arts & Crafts accents is inspiring and fun. The owners say it took them seven years of living in the 1947-built modern house for the family to get a feel for the awkwardly divided space, but after a few renovations the interior design turned out to be as progressive and intimate as the architecture of the house itself. Their strategy was for the house to be the art and the things inside to be the home and reflect the style of the structure. The couple made this happen by mixing vintage pieces with modern basics and local wares. Their secret weapon: estate sales. The house exhibits a collection of designer furniture and one-of-a-kind wares mostly from estate sales in the Bay Area. The owner of the house shares with me a love for the spirit of discovery. It’s all about creating the look, not buying it ready-made from a catalog or showroom. Through the process they have created a style that both enhances and respects the craftsmanship and design of their home.
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