While we're stuck in the doldrums of foundation issues, i've been keeping myself creatively stimulated by dreaming of design possibilities. My personal aesthetic preferences are quite eclectic but I do generally tend to love mid century modern, as well as colorful 70's design. I wanted to share some of the images that have been inspiring me lately.
The current style of our house is pretty standard 60's cottage, and I love to envision it with a more palm spring modern vibe with lots of pops of color. Bright color and mid century modern design are both huge here in Austin, as people are renovating/flipping many of the older homes.
If we do decide to go in this direction with our house, I want to make sure that we do it thoughtfully and organically.Will we be able to pull it off? The truth is I don't know. Since this is our very first project, we are sure to make plenty of mistakes, but I do want to keep authenticity and cohesion in mind as we make design decisions.
I've been particularly into Eichler homes lately - specifically the exteriors. Joseph Eichler was an architect who built mid-century modern tract houses in California between 1949 and 1966. As I said, our home is cottage style, but I do think if done correctly we could definitely get away with some Eichler vibes.
Alright that's it for now, Em V. is working on a post about our foundation woes, so stay tuned to hear more about what will (hopefully) be the biggest repair project on our house.
Talk to you soon,