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

Photo by Tara Bussema © 2013 Houzz

Cork flooring: Dorado by Celestial Cork; wall color: Waterby, Vista Paint; 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; floor lamp: 1950s teak floor lamp, possibly Paul McCobb, Inretrospect; bar stools: 1960s Erik Buck for O.D. Mobler Denmark, Xcape

This photo has 15 questions

Amalie Michaux wrote:
Exposed beams - Hi, how do you insulate the exposed rafters/beams ?
     Comment   October 10, 2013
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tadaah
Great look. What finish is the white ceiling? Satin? gloss? What do you recommend? We have a low, mid century ranch and want to paint the wood stained ceilings white.
June 20, 2014 at 5:11am   
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garmentdistrict
Love love the whole look. You have a great touch. The sofa is to die for.
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houscom wrote:
Has anyone had any luck finding any info on the sofa? Thankyou so much - I'd settle for the style or the name of the original maker - its the history that interests me. It does look very comfortable!
     Comment   June 26, 2013
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arecel
Looks like an Adrian Pearsall -MCM
March 15, 2014 at 3:52pm      Thanked by houscom
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clark
Vatne or Vatna was manufacturer, perhaps?
June 25, 2014 at 4:51pm   
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ginaosmith wrote:
Love this sofa! Where can I find it?
   Comment   June 26, 2013
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Green Zebre Vintage Home
Try Main Street modern out of ohio, find them on eBay and facebook
September 17, 2013 at 6:29pm     
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reswe3
The couch is for sale! The owner is selling it on craigslist http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/4221666541.html
December 29, 2013 at 11:47am   
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thinkmink wrote:
Can you tell me where you got the floor lamp? It's perfect.
     Comment   May 17, 2013
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
Click More Info under the picture for sourcing. :)
May 17, 2013 at 10:47am   
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thinkmink
Duh. Thank you!
May 20, 2013 at 9:29pm   
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139enchanted wrote:
name and type of doors and windows
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
they are original to the home.
May 15, 2013 at 2:22pm   
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loricummings wrote:
kitchen bar stools are from what manufacturer - mid century furniture
     Comment   March 1, 2013
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aren't they cool? :) click "more info" under the picture. listed last.
March 1, 2013 at 8:39am   
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bekiart
Those are exactly the barstools I am looking for!
November 3, 2013 at 7:00am   
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neelabho wrote:
love the sofa where is it from
   Comment   February 27, 2013
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click "more info" under the picture. :)
February 27, 2013 at 7:11pm     
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Upholstery Creations
if you would like one built like this ?I would be glad to assist you.
July 22, 2013 at 8:22am   
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le box wrote:
paint color - Absolute perfection on your remodel! Bravo! Wouldn't change a thing. Could you tell me the name of the paint color used here (the bluish color)? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Sara Williams
Yes, what about the ciling/trim paint? Must be me but I can't find the "more info" button..sorry, and thanks!
June 28, 2013 at 2:06pm   
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Sara Williams
"Just white"??????? Really?
June 28, 2013 at 9:20pm   
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ssauer1930 wrote:
What about insulation?? - How much/what kind of insulation in the roof? Both sprayed on open and closed are falling out of favor due to not holding up, cost, performance...what could you get to be in the 38-40 R, value in a roof like this? What windows can the average person get, also?! Thank you.
   Comment   May 4, 2014
lobell wrote:
Lamp over bar? - Read through all the questions and found no source for the tear drop pendant light over bar. Could you tell me what I need to know to buy it? Gorgeous home, wish you could help me do mine!
   Comment   April 27, 2014
Dan Revit wrote:
Is this a Cliff May house? It's beautiful. Well done.
   Comment   April 7, 2014
Karen Horwitz wrote:
Color of wall - Do you know what color the wall is?
     Comment   December 29, 2013
robinlugar wrote:
Where can I purchase this rug? Love it!
   Comment   June 26, 2013
Teresa Peneguy wrote:
May I print a high-resolution of this image in the newspaper? - I am writing an article for the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI and I found this living room shot. Do you happen to have a high-resolution image (200 DPI, print size or larger) that you could send me at tpaprock@madison.com? Also, could you send a comment on what elements make up mid-century home decor? At your earliest convenience? Thank you! --Teresa Paprock
   Comment   March 22, 2013
dasmith57 wrote:
Dining room set - Is the set a JL Moller?
   Comment   March 15, 2013

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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design added this to My Houzz: 1950s Rebound for a Cliff May House
The open floor plan and abundance of windows make the 1,130-square-foot living area feel spacious. The Amstones are inspired by the notion that things were simpler in the '50s and '60s. To them, life back then was slower and more balanced; communities were tighter; family and friends were the priority. Embracing the decor and architecture of the era, they hope a less-is-more mindset radiates through their home. In decorating their great room, they wanted to create an inviting space where friends and family can gather.Flooring: Dorado by Celestial Cork; wall paint: Waterby, Vista Paint; sofa: vintage gondola style possibly by Adrian Pearsall, Xcape; coffee table: vintage Acclaim table in Walnut, Lane Furniture Company, Craigslist; bar stools: 1960s Erik Buck for O.D. Mobler Denmark, Xcape
Fred Albert added this to 10 Advantages of the Humble Ranch House
8. Midcentury mojo. Midcentury modern furniture is riding a wave of popularity right now, and there's no better backdrop than a ranch house for those gems by Eames, Nelson and Wegner.
1. Spaces in this Cliff May rancho tract house in Long Beach, California, snagged an impressive four spots in our list. The classic structure and expertly chosen period furnishings clearly won the hearts and minds of users. See more: My Houzz: 1950s Rebound for a Cliff May HouseFlooring: Dorado, Celestial Cork; wall paint: Waterby, Vista Paint; sofa: vintage gondola style, possibly by Adrian Pearsall, Xcape; coffee table: vintage Acclaim table in walnut, Lane Furniture Company, Craigslist; bar stools: 1960s Erik Buck for O.D. Mobler Denmark, Xcape

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