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My Houzz: A Mid-Century Marvel Revived in Long Beach

Photo by Tara Bussema © 2013 Houzz

Chairs: Original '50s Z Chairs by Poul Jensen for Selig of Denmark, Xcape; cork flooring: Dorado by Celestial Cork; wall color: Velvashin, Vista Paint; fireplace paint color: Night Horizon, Vista Paint; wall clock: Nelson clock replica, Ebay; art piece: Original midcentury abstract by Hasenbein, Inretrospect; sofa: Vintage Gondola Style sofa, possibly by Adrian Pearsall, Xcape; coffee Table: Vintage Acclaim table in Walnut, Lane Furniture Company, Craigslist; rocking Chair: Vintage 1960s Kofod Larsen for Selig of Denmark, Xcape

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June 7, 2014
Talia Malka wrote:
Love the artwork over the fireplace. - Can you tell me the name of the artist?
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Ralph Hasenbein is the artist, according to Ideabook. Source listed Introspect Gallery.
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August 10, 2013
dwellgirl77 wrote:
can you tell me about the floors?
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they are cork.
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April 21, 2013
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Click on "more info" beneath the picture. :)
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February 28, 2013
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click "more info" under the photo. :)
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 9:10AM
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What color paint. I don't have a "more info" button
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February 27, 2013
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they are sliding doors. i believe they are original to the home so i don't have any specific material info for you, but they are wood. :)
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Having owned and remodeled a Rancho home (Roxanne), I can tell you the sliders are of vintage birch plywood. Remember, plywood was a "modern" material in the early '50's! Actually, I got a pretty good match using Lowe's "better end" birch ply to clad a new island.
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July 22, 2014
Karen Heffernan wrote:
love the white on the ceilings - can you tell us the name of it? - it's just creamy enough without being too warm.
December 29, 2013
kimbakirkland wrote:
I love the fabric on all three chairs. Can you tell me what you used?
November 13, 2013
Anisa Plastow wrote:
Fireplace color - I love it! What color is it?
May 14, 2013
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April 18, 2013
flygirlred wrote:
Could you please let me know the ceiling color?

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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design added this to My Houzz: 1950s Rebound for a Cliff May House
The great room inside welcomes in plenty of Southern California sunshine, putting the spotlight on some of the couple's vintage furniture, including a pair of original 1950s Z Chairs by Poul Jensen for Selig of Denmark, bought at Xcape.Fireplace paint: Night Horizon, Vista Paint; wall clock: Nelson clock replica, eBay; art: original midcentury abstract by Ralph Hasenbein, Inretrospect
Midcentury ranch homes frequently have fireplaces of large brick or another material and high wood-beam ceilings in the living room — both can be updated with paint. If your ranch has popcorn ceilings that you want to remove, be sure to have the material tested for asbestos. If that's found, have it removed by a licensed professional.See more of this Cliff May house in Long Beach, California

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