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white distressed look + mid century home???

alphalima's picture

We are in the process of putting an offer for a Mid Century home. I do not like Mid Century Homes. I do not like minimalism and modern furnitures. It's so cold and uninviting. It may look sleek, but I have never really taken a liking to modern furnitures. So why are we considering it? My husband loves the floor to ceiling windows and.... the pool. And the price is a steal. But he's a guy who wouldn't think twice about hanging surfing photo from a magazine spread on the wall. The interior needs make over. The previous owner was insane! Every room in the house has a different flooring (bamboo, wood, laminate, etc). The walls in the bathrooms are painted yellow, purple.... The fireplaces are painted red and blue. The counter tops in the kitchen are of different materials. It's a nightmare.... but also a great chance to re-decorate. Since we live close to the beach, I want more of a beach cottage decor. I love the kitchen in "Somethings Gotta Give". I want to re-do the whole kitchen in that style --- white cupboards, white brick subway tile back splash, dark wood floors. Our dining table and furniture all have that antique white distressed look. Because the living room has vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, Can I get away with this: the Mid Century Home? That is, paint it all white and add built-in book shelves and white distressed country looking furniture. Can I further add a deck or porch?I happen upon 100 ways to destory mid century home at Porch and French doors were a no no. Should we walk away from this home? or can we get away with decorating a midcentury home with white distressed furnitures? Please help!!

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spersaud's picture

Lynda loves that kitchen, too:

That's quite the list! I'm all about turning the house you live in into a home that represents your style. I love your ideas, but mid-century modern fans might not approve. You have to live in it, however, so unless you're planning to sell it anytime soon, why not customize it? :) Sounds like you'll be improving it either way (e.g. choosing consistent flooring and countertop materials).

I'm sure others might disagree...would love to know what our readers think!

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