This Krisel home was brought to life and modernized while carefully flowing with the original plan. Michelle Boudreau of Michelle Boudreau Design has long been an avid midcentury aficionado.
She was keen to ensure that the home would maintain the intended design of the home but enhanced for the 21st century.
Boudreau states “I am passionate about creating environments that tell a visual story and take you on an emotional journey or fun adventure.”
Many of the modernist features of the home remained in place, which gave Boudreau a great foundation from which to start. She added large windows and open sliders to allow natural light to flow in every room, strengthening the indoor/outdoor connection.
A thematic design approach was taken to each room with a carefully selected combination of both modern and vintage pieces.
White and grey were chosen as the base colors to brighten the interior. Custom wood panelling was added, wrapping into each of the rooms to create a sense of warmth, paying homage to the original use of wood in midcentury homes.
Brass was used to break up the darkness of the wood, brightening the rooms, especially when hit by sunshine from the large windows.
A mixture of soft fabrics, and modern and vintage furniture gives each room a unique vibe. An original womb chair was reupholstered in a bright blue, adding a pop of color and mixing in with other blue decor.
More brass was added in the form of a puzzle pendant hanging lamp, adding further structure to the design.
The kitchen was transformed to a clean finish, including the via a hidden refrigerator and built-in television. To make the most of the desert landscape, sliding glass doors and clerestory windows were added – heightening the indoor/outdoor connection.
A marble backsplash with linear brass inserts was added to break up the stone and complement the cabinetry.
Different sized midcentury-inspired globe pendant lamps add depth to the kitchen.
A mirrored bar in the living room offers a vintage touch and a custom art piece was designed to honor the peg board material used in original midcentury homes.
A bedroom dedicated to celebrating palm trees offers a fun retreat incorporating wallpaper, photographs and a green color theme.
Sliding doors from the kitchen and bar open out to the pool area. Brass details were again used to connect the aesthetic from the interior to the exterior.
A raised seating area offers a view of the entire manicured garden offering the perfect spot to enjoy the peaceful landscape and desert mountain views.
Photos by Jasmine Park