Midcentury Modern in a tropical environment


This 2,400 square foot house was built in 1948 and hadn't seen any renovation improvements for decades. The goal was to pair bright patterns and color against a muted palette while including the views, light and color from the exterior surroundings as a design feature. Hand-blocked Swedish wallpaper starts in the kitchen and continues into the home office to create the sense of a shared plane. Vitsoe shelving in the living area helped make sense of a large media collection. The Knotty Bubbles chandelier, designed by artist Lindsey Adelman, anchors the dining area with a unique lighting sculpture. Vibrant graphic fabrics brought flashes of personality to contrast the natural and wood tones. The child’s room, with its mounted animal heads, color blocked tee-pee and stacking box shelves, was an attempt to bring some playful order to chaos.

Photos by Michael Stavaridis.