Bonjour from Sarasota! Frank and I spent the holidays at our new mid-century home there and as promised, here are some “before” and “after” photos of the renovation.
Frank and I were fortunate to meet Chris & Mike of Sarasota Modern Revival, who did the renovation, during one of our house hunting trips to Sarasota, so when this remodel came up we jumped at it! They completely remodeled the home from top to bottom, including restoring the beautiful terrazzo flooring that the prior owner had covered with carpet and tile.
LIVING ROOM BEFORE
LIVING ROOM AFTER
What a difference a little clean up made! Tile was removed from the entryway and those beautiful floors polished, windows replaced, the fireplace and walls were painted and a new front door installed. I love having a working fireplace as a focal point in the living room, but wonder how often would you use it here.
I’ve also been wanting a round unframed mirror and found just the place for one in the entryway. It’s the perfect place to check my lipstick or find my keys. I added new pillows in citron green and Frank (finally) got to use his oriental rugs.
This is where the magic really happened! Just look at that kitchen – it was unchanged since the house was built in 1956. The previous owners had tiled over the terrazzo in the kitchen but fortunately, when that was removed, the terrazzo underneath was in pretty good shape. New cabinets, quartz counter tops and all new appliances were added. I added some vintage touches such as the 1956 George Nelson “Ball” Clock over the sink and the vintage McCoy cookie jar for Stella Bleu’s dog treats.
I love the open floor plan of the house (a feature of mid-century homes) – the kitchen flows right into a sitting area / dining room as well as the living room.
DINING ROOM BEFORE
DINING ROOM AFTER
All the furniture we purchased for our condo worked perfectly in our new home so we were able to add a few fun items such as this fabulous chandelier. It fits perfectly over the new mid-century styled dining table that we bought at a Danish Design Store.
We’d ordered DR chairs in citron green, but unfortunately they didn’t arrive in time for Christmas Dinner. New brushed bronze blinds are also on order for the windows. Teal blue pillows added on the chaise in the seating area echo the colors of the original painting by local artist Lori Simon.
Hope you enjoyed – next time I’ll give you a peak at our bathrooms and bedrooms, and hopefully by then we will have completed some much needed landscaping too.