My client requested that I turn a 50s-style rancher into a modern, yet comfortable, space for a family of four. They had purchased the house the year before and wanted to update their large family space with a touch of mid-century style.

I began with a new color palette for them of greens, browns and cream; painted one long wall a not-so-timid green and two other walls with two-tone tan, 20-inch high, horizontal stripes; designed custom window treatments in a large-scale pattern with a bold chocolate ban on the bottom; brought in new lighting to complement the clean lines of the furniture; and topped it all off with pops of orange and accessories found at the local flea market. The end result made the client say, "I'm getting a little misty, it's so perfect."