The homeowners loved their home's Midcentury Modern design, but they wanted it to have an updated feel, so they tasked designers with finding a way to preserve the home's charm while adding modern amenities, so designers expertly blended the original mahogany paneling with new, sleek cabinets and splashes of marble to create a fun, elegant space.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave new life to an outdated fireplace by replacing the old brick surround with white marble and topping it with a solid mahogany floating ledge. A contemporary gold sunburst pops against the grasscloth wallpaper and is a bright contrast to the rooms darker-hued midcentury modern furnishings.
An angled wall supports a sleek, modern fireplace in the living area of this contemporary Reno home. A shimmery rug tops the Danish mahogany floors, creating a cozy seating area with a pair of red club chairs that ties the space to the foyer's vermillion walls. Even the piano fits the home's contemporary design, creating a home that's designed for entertaining.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis stripped and stained the white oak floor in the study, as well as cleaned and polished the marble fireplace surround. Nicole painted the walls a neutral gray in order to draw attention to the African mahogany fireplace, wall panels, molding and ceiling beams.
Dark woods like mahogany and cherry can feel heavy when set against carpeting, rugs, curtains and too much color and texture. But designer Abbi Williams uses white walls and ceilings and an ebony floor color to bring balance to this room. Dark mixed with light strikes a harmonious note here.
To update the look of this lake house's front exterior facade, designers rejuvenated the cedar shingle roof and had new copper gutters installed. Blue siding was put on the house, and the existing garage door was replaced with a mahogany one, and the Dutch door was restored to bring back the home's charm. To put the finishing touch on the home, new landscaping was added, making the home feel cozy and inviting.
As seen on DIy Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis restored the formal dining room to its original beauty. Nicole painted the walls above the hand carved African mahogany fireplace and panels dark gray to draw the eye up to the molding on the ceiling. She removed the 1970s glass and brass fireplace doors, and replaced the wall sconces with more period appropriate versions. Cracked and warped stained glass windows were repaired.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis brightened up the living room of the Summit Avenue mansion by using a lighter stain on the floor and a neutral color palette throughout. The neutral shade of the walls helps showcase the mahogany woodwork, and the white silk curtains add a touch of elegance. Nicole used a mix of modern and vintage pieces to stage the room, and she replaced the 1970s wall sconces with period appropriate versions.