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Monochromatic modern home renovation

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As many of you might know, I just finished up my program with the Interior Design Institute. And a huge part of the course was a mock renovation of a single family home. The initial brief was to make it more of a modern, open floor plan for a family of 3. I decided to go with a monochromatic orange, retro/midcentury modern feel.

I’m super proud of how it turned out, and honestly I would move in in a heartbeat, so I thought I’d share!

the floorplan

Other than changing the outer walls and the placement of the stairs, we were free to knock out any walls we wanted. And knock out I did. Here’s what the floorplan looked like originally.

And here’s what my version ended up looking like.

I basically just flipped the floorplan so that you could enter right into the open living/dining space. My main goal in doing this is was to make it feel more inviting and easier to navigate both for entertaining and everyday life.

Some of the things the brief mentioned on the clients’ non-required “wish list” were a guest bedroom and a study. But to me, a room that is just a guest bedroom is a waste of space a majority of the time. So instead I connected the study with a pocket door to a game/entertainment room that has a sectional that can convert into a bed. Most of the time, this will be the spot for the family to gather, but when needed, guests can stay there. And it’s conveniently connected to a small full bath.

the inspiration

Okay so once I had the bones of the house in place, it was time to get to thinking about what these rooms would look and feel like. As I said before, orange, retro, and midcentury modern are the name of the game here. I threw in a little bit of geometric influence as well. I wanted the space to be inspiring and colorful, yet still relaxing. The orange everywhere brings the excitement, while all of the ashy wood tones mellow it out a bit.

Here are the sample boards I created for each room that laid out the vibe I was going for.

now, the 3D model

I’m so glad that I was able to take the advanced IDI module on SketchUp so I could learn how to turn my ideas into a realistic model. It took so fucking long, but the end result was worth it.

I originally had an idea for a decorative patterned glass wall in place of the wooden structure there, but I had the hardest time finding anything remotely similar. So I found this weird, cool wooden thing instead. The thought process behind this was to create some sort of a hallway and a distinction of space in an open floor plan. This does that, while allowing it to still be very much so open.

I absolutely die for this terrazzo countertop and backsplash. When I build my own home, it WILL have this in it.

This guest/family/game room is one of my favorite places in the house. It’s hard to see here, but there’s a giant bench and project table towards the back of the room underneath the photos. This is the space where the kids can do homework, play games, draw, or eat while they’re watching the movie. Versatility is key in this room, and I think this little area is exactly that.

want a video tour? i gotchu

Check out my IGTV video below to see what a walk through the house would look like.

Although I’m definitely riding that learning curve hard, I’m super proud of how this whole project came out. Let me know below if you liked this and want to see more mock projects. And I have some real life projects coming your way VERY soon as well 🙂

keep it homey, homies

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