Family Home Renovated With Chic Midcentury Modern Style

With a pale blue and brick exterior, this single-family home seemed outdated and underwelming. To breathe new life into the tired look, designer Louis Balodemas gave the exterior a slate gray finish and renovated the interior to be more open, with midcentury modern furniture and chic accents. 

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Before: Lackluster Exterior

Before the renovation, this home's exterior was a little lackluster, with traditional architecture and plain landscaping. While the robin's egg blue offered a nice contrast to the red brick, the colors were too subdued and blended easily with the yard. 

Dim Foyer With Little Space

With poor lighting and heavy accents, the foyer felt far from inviting. Though potted plants added natural greenery to the space, they also looked largely out of place. 

Cramped and Confining Kitchen

While cabinets and drawers provided plenty of storage solutions, they also unnaturally divided the kitchen. In turn, the space looked blocked off from the rest of the house and felt quite tight and cramped, which was not ideal for cooking or entertaining guests. 

After: Midcentury Home Boasts Red Door

Now, this two-story midcentury modern home boasts a beautiful exterior, complete with slate gray siding and a vibrant red door. White trim pops around the enlarged windows, while a new walkway was installed to create an entry with curb appeal.  

Single-Car Garage Door

The designers suggested removing the original two-car garage door and replacing it with a sapele wood-lined, single-car garage door. The extra space now serves as storage for bicycles and other equipment. 

Bright, Updated Entryway

The designers left the staircase and fieldstone planter in their original condition, but added a painted wood screen to separate the stairs from the lower-level rooms. Pushing out the entry door gave the foyer a bit more breathing room, just as new porcelain tile floors updated the look.

Entry Features Eclectic Accents

The renovated entryway features chic, midcentury modern style with a wooden console table, black and white striped rug and a framed retro photograph. An Asian-inspired sculpture and funky fixture give the space an eclectic touch. 

Beautiful Wood Staircase

The staircase leading into the foyer is an example of fine midcentury craftsmanship, with a beautiful wood cap that the client requested. Paired with grey tile, the streamlined piece creates a stunning contrast in the entry.

Flowing Floor Plans

The open floor plan of the kitchen and living spaces allows for seamless entertaining. Overhead, skylights fill the home with natural light, while white walls become the perfect backdrop for colorful accents. 

Open Kitchen With Wired Barstools

The kitchen was renovated to reflect stylish, midcentury modern design. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets provide essential storage space, and a long island offers room to prep and dine. Wire-backed barstools and light hardwood floors complete the fresh, open aesthetic.

Kitchen Includes Pendant Lights

The refrigerator was tucked out of view from the living room, while the oven was pushed to the far end for as much continuous counter space as possible. Above, three pendant lights illuminate the setting. 

Open Living Spaces

Walls were removed between the kitchen and dining room, as well as between the dining room and living room to make the interior feel airy and open. The result is a home that feels soothing and spacious. 

Chic Dining Space With Gallery Wall

A black and white striped rug grounds the wood dining table and chairs in this midcentury style dining room. A long buffet provides storage for dinnerware and utensils, while a gallery above creates visual interest. 

Cozy Living Room With Plush Seating

A rounded blue sectional with a small leather ottoman and cowhide rug offers a cozy spot to sit by the fireplace. By the window, a brown leather armchair becomes a great reading nook with plenty of natural lighting.

Bathroom Features Whimsical Patterns

Light blue and gray create a serene look for this guest bathroom. The circular pattern tile floor complements the shower curtain and adds a whimsical touch to the design. 

Upstairs Hallway

Continuing with the midcentury modern design, the upstairs hallway includes hardwood flooring, a dark gray accent wall and black metal railing topped with wood. A sputnik chandelier illuminates the space.

Gray and White Master Bathroom

Sleek and serene, this bathroom design features a spacious walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead. A dark brown vanity adds beautiful contrast to the gray and white space.

Back Patio & Screened-In Porch

Simple, bright blue chairs offer a place to sit ad relax on this back patio. A screened-in porch includes more comfortable seating to be enjoyed year-round.

Outdoor Dining Space

Beside the screened-in porch, bench seating offers a place to dine outdoors. The kiddos can chase fireflies across the backyard while the parents chat from the table. 

Illuminated Exterior

Thanks to its expansive glass windows, the home practically glows from the inside out, casting the exterior in a soft warm light at night.