Updating ranch style home interior
I’m always painting something, and it helps that I work at the family paint and decorating shop 30 hours a week.
The hardest part for me is always deciding on which color to use. My style could be described best as eclectic, casual, collected, and comfortable.
I met my husband in college almost 25 years ago and we’ve been married for over 22 years.
We’ve lived in our 1964 ranch style house for the past 7 years with our 2 teenage daughters, and there’s always some type of project (or three) in the works.
If you’ve never visited my blog, you’ll find projects, tips and tutorials, favorite paint colors, room tours and decorating ideas. The entry is an ever-changing display of seasonal items.
And we love to travel, so occasionally you’ll see a few photos from some of places we’ve visited. Currently it’s decorated for fall, but will get changed in a few weeks.
Years ago, if you wanted to renovate your house in a historically accurate way, it was almost required that your house be either a Victorian or a Craftsman-style house.
An accurate ranch-house renovation isn't for everyone.
Almost any facade, including bricks, aluminum siding and stucco, is paint-friendly after a good cleaning and coat of suitable primer.
A one-color home appears taller, especially in a hue that blends into the background, such as sage-green against sagebrush-dotted hills.
The ranch house is as quintessentially Californian as Yosemite and artichokes.
So when Eric Olsen, an architect who grew up surrounded by the iconic style in Newport Beach, saw a textbook ranch house in Corona del Mar, he fell fast for its modern but modest style—and knew it was just the place for him and his wife, Adriana, to raise their three daughters.
No matter your home’s era, you’ll be inspired by the result.