mid century modern bedroom decorating ideas

mid century modern bedroom decorating ideas

(train wheels clacking) (light music) - during the construction, the truck tore up the tracks a lot. we have a little bit of track going, including the track over thepond, and it's kind of fun. we have twenty acres here and it's a long, narrow hunk of land. the back is really about15, 16 acres of sheer woods.


the house is situated onthe front two or three acres and it's a unique design that doesn't look very attractive from the road. you really can't appreciate our home until you come inside and see how it really is connected with nature. - when people visit they comein through the front door and they see directly out to the outside, and it really takes their breath away.


i love the views, and i lovebeing able to see the animals. i love the warmth of the space. at first we thought itmight be a little dark, but i think that the renovationhas alleviated most of that. - [jamie] the squarefootage is right around 4500 square feet. of that, we added about 2000. we put a updated, brand new kitchen on it and a master bedroom.


- we spend most of ourtime in the kitchen, like everybody else. with the swimming pool, and the glass, and the open flow, we havepeople here all the time. it's a party house. the architect's name wasjohn randal mcdonald, and he was, you know, quite well known. and he had some interesting ideas of sleeping spaces.


he designed the bedroomsfor sleeping only. there's clearly no spacefor computers, or tvs, or working, or anything like that. you went, you slept, andyou got out of there. and they didn't even have any closets. all of the closets areacross the main hallway. and there's ample storage,it's just not in the bedrooms. - the bedrooms of this,of the existing home, are all 10 foot by 10 foot,so we wanted a master suite.


we really like a mastersuite with a master bedroom, and kind of designedthe house around that. - jamie and i spent a lot of time before the construction began, trying to anticipate what youcould see out of each window and what the neighborhood could see of us. and we made sure that thatwas completely private. and the master bedroom,with glass on two sides, is just, i mean, it's astounding.


we wake up every dayto nature right there. - when we moved in here, thebirds just came flocking to us and i became really a bird guy, and we have red-breastedgrosbeaks, gold finches, tufted titmouses, doves, we have herons, orioles, woodpeckers,and everybody gets along. it's just funny, theyall share the same feeder and it's very fun to watch them. the squirrels then hangout underneath the feeder


and our dogs don't even payattention to the squirrels. our work is less than two miles away, and part of downtime, iknow people like to drive in their car, you know,destressing from work. well, i don't have that, somy destress is coming home and jumping right into a task, maintaining the pond,maintaining the pool, maintaining the train,maintaining the tracks. got the engine up and running.


including the track over the pond. we took it out for alittle spin this week, and next summer, hopefullywe'll have even more track open. (mellow music) - we had had troublein our prior home with a way to keep the dirt out of the house, and i think everybody experiences this. you know, you might have a back entry or a mudroom, or whatever.


but the animals and me, i have to admit, were still dragging stuffin from the outside, and we knew that would bean issue with this site, and so we made the primaryaccess point from the outside, this mud-laundry room where you can drop all your muddy stuff, leaves and the blood, into the house. (laughs) there were a lot of things on the land


when we moved in here. come to find out that whenyou move into a property that has a lot of acreageand it goes back to the 50s, you kind of build your own landfill. this was before recycling. so, we found all kinds of fun things in what we called thestand-a-back landfill. and among those things wefound the original stones that were left over fromthe 1957 construction.


so it was kind of nice to have additional building materials to incorporate in the renovation. - [jamie] we wanted to maintainthe style of the house, the original intent ofthe house, yet, update it. - [linda] so we knew that we needed more contemporary furnishingsto go with this house, but we needed to blend itwith what we already had. so i kept some of my antiquesand we kept some of the


oriental rugs and brought insome of our old furniture, and then augmented with new things. - [jamie] i set up an accounton houzz that we shared, and then we would both putour ideabooks together. - [linda] i would see aphoto or a story on houzz, and that would lead meto search for something similar or identical, so the furniture was purchased online, allthe lighting fixtures, even the marble slab,merely by my marble rep


sending me a photo. - [jamie] to have this much property, this close in the city, is tremendous, and to have a house thatwill provide us with many projects for years tocome is our dream house.


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