My MCM Crush – Part 1

July 3rd, 2017

People very often ask me which of my projects is my favorite. That question is much like asking a mother which one of her children is her favorite (it would be morally corrupt to answer, right?!). Well what I CAN say about this project is that if I had to pick a favorite, it would most definitely be in the running for the top spot.

This Mid Century masterpiece truly is near and dear to my heart for so many reasons – my amazing clients, the beautiful light streaming through the floor to ceiling windows, and that red powder bathroom (which you will be seeing later this week). This home belongs to Rick Welts and Todd Gage, who split their time between the Bay Area and San Francisco. Rick and Todd both lead very busy lives and wanted this space to serve as a refuge for their family from the chaos of their daily lives. If there is one particular design style synonymous with California relaxation, it would be Mid Century Modern. This style very much resonates with the couple’s taste as well as the lifestyle they plan to lead while spending time here.

For this particular project we actually did not add any square footage, however we completely gutted the home. It was important to maintain key features of the homes already Mid Century aesthetic, while making the space a practical oasis for this family. I worked hand in hand with Architectural Designer John Packowski and Daniel Cardenas Construction to breathe new life into the home. On the agenda; a more open floor plan, higher ceilings, a chef’s kitchen and that quintessential Palm Springs vibe. In fact, I spent a fair amount of time studying Mid Century Modern Palm Springs homes to draw inspiration.

A classic sign of MCM homes is the fluidity between indoor and outdoor living. In order to help create this, we installed an entire wall of 16 foot wide glass sliding doors that can be opened to seamlessly blend the lines between indoors and out. This key design feature lends itself perfectly to the lifestyle of my clients, who look forward to many Sacramento summer nights spent in their gorgeous yard. I’m excited to bring you part two of this home renovation, so be sure to check back on Friday for all of the after photos and to hear more about the design!

Dwell in style,


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