ECLECTIC RANCH HOUSE

A southern California traditional Ranch House that has not been touched since the 1970’s received a complete makeover in order to bring it into the new century.

The project’s starting point was a dark and uninviting dwelling with brown patterned walls, thick shag carpeting and an overall lack of daylight. Some of the rooms had lowered, heavily coffered ceilings, which added to the feeling of it being gloomy and claustrophobic. The kitchen and bathrooms were never upgraded either, and were not only outdated but also dysfunctional. It was evident that this house needed a complete renovation and some structural changes in order to serve today’s lifestyle.

The new home owners, a well traveled family of Indian and American heritage, were looking for a modern, mid-century inspired space that could incorporate their vast collection of furniture and artifacts from India, Africa, China and other countries, while also accommodating their inherited American antiques and equestrian items that have been in the family for a long time.

Sylvia Beez, head designer at m.a.p. interiors, took on the challenge of transforming the space into a modern and comfortable home for her clients. Walls were removed where possible, as well as the low and heavy ceilings, in order to guarantee a more open flow. Several of the rooms were opened up with vaulted ceilings and added skylights. All windows and doors were replaced with new ones. The designer chose to have the underlying concrete floor polished to create a cool urban atmosphere. Other new flooring materials included natural slate tiles in the entry and two bedrooms as well as wood style ceramic tiles in the living room. The floors and all other surface materials needed to be practical and durable in order to withstand the family’s dogs.

The fireplaces in the family and living room received a complete makeover too; one with hexagonal stamped concrete and the latter with distressed wood-look tiles. They form interesting focal points in both rooms with their new clean-lined design.

The kitchen and all bathrooms have been gutted and rebuilt from scratch in a contemporary style.
The kitchen was kept open and bright with custom made cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, a handmade mosaic glass backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. A large custom designed island serves both as prep space and in-kitchen dining.
The master bathroom has been given a Zen spa feel with contemporary wood-style tiles and glass mosaic accents. A darker color scheme creates a calm and collected atmosphere of relaxation. Sculptural copper vessel sinks add to the look.

The interior design of the Eclectic Ranch House is a vibrant mix of old and new, rustic and sleek, American and International. Most of the new purchased furniture pieces were modern classics or Bauhaus style, as they worked well with both the architectural style of the house and the owner’s antiques. Together with the global artifacts a truly eclectic mix of style and culture has been created and accomplished.

Sylvia Beez, principal of m.a.p. interiors inc., is a European-born designer who takes her inspiration from her travels around the world. Her approach is international and eclectic as she blends world cultures with a variety of design styles in order to create a vibrant and timeless atmosphere. The result is a playful and creative interpretation of contemporary living in Southern California.
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arco floor lamp. The fireplace has been custom designed and features an art piece from India. Skylights have been added for more light.
“Wow floor couch ceiling and walls” — kennedeezsd
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arc floor lamp. Polished concrete floors with Asian inspired area rugs and Asian antiques in the background. Sky lights have been added to let more light in.
“Fur throw” — ebromgard
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Striking red Chinese cabinet with eclectic wall decor and artwork from around the world.
“Red” — grannymo55
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arc floor lamp. Polished concrete floors with Asian inspired area rugs and Asian antiques in the background. Sky lights have been added to let more light in.
“Pillows and dark leather” — katiecournoyer
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Flos Arco floor lamp. The fireplace has been custom designed and features an art piece from India. Skylights have been added for more light.
“Floor” — uptonjones
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Custom designed fireplace with large lava rocks. Art piece from India poses as visual fireplace mantle.
“lava rocks” — katshoe22
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arc floor lamp. Polished concrete floors with Asian inspired area rugs and Asian antiques in the background. Sky lights have been added to let more light in.
“Ceilings” — Lauren H
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Original Art Deco console table with antique mirror in juxtaposition with contemporary frosted glass door
“I love this mirror...and the wall it reflects...” — Dana Veach
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arc floor lamp. Polished concrete floors with Asian inspired area rugs and Asian antiques in the background.
“Piso” — Andres Flores
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A collection of furniture classics for the open space Ranch House: Mid century modern style Italian leather sofa, Saarinen womb chair with ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, Eileen Gray side table and Arco floor lamp. The fireplace has been custom designed and features an art piece from India. In the background original Art Deco console with antique mirror.
“Fireplace surround” — Gloria Kim
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Mix of modern and Asian furniture in newly designed family room.
“Asian bookcase” — abrenica_dream
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Library room divider with African sculpture and drums.
“room divider” — smartinupeh
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African decor
“Yes yes yes” — Paul Daniels Design
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Newly designed kitchen in remodeled open space Ranch House: custom designed cabinetry in two different finishes, Caesar stone countertop with Motivo Lace inlay, stainless steel appliances and farmhouse sink, polished concrete floor, hand fabricated glass backsplash tiles and big island.
“Bar stools” — Bernice Bonner
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Newly designed kitchen in remodeled open space Ranch House: custom designed cabinetry in two different finishes, Caesar stone countertop with Motivo Lace inlay, stainless steel appliances and farmhouse sink, polished concrete floor, hand fabricated glass backsplash tiles and big island with Nelson lamp and Bertoia counter stools. Sky lights have been added for more light.
“sto za napolje” — ollivera011
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Newly designed kitchen in remodeled open space Ranch House: custom designed cabinetry in two different finishes, Caesar stone countertop with Motivo Lace inlay, stainless steel appliances and farmhouse sink, polished concrete floor, hand fabricated glass backsplash tiles and big island.
“Like this style for back splash ..height would be from counter to bottom of cabinets...not to ceilin” — mertzkitchen
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Newly designed kitchen in remodeled open space Ranch House: custom designed cabinetry in two different finishes, Caesar stone countertop with Motivo Lace inlay, stainless steel appliances and farmhouse sink, polished concrete floor, hand fabricated glass backsplash tiles and big island with Nelson lamp and Bertoia counter stools. Sky lights have been added for more light.
“countertop” — acerace711
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Newly designed kitchen in remodeled open space Ranch House: custom designed cabinetry in two different finishes, Caesar stone countertop with Motivo Lace inlay, stainless steel appliances and farmhouse sink, polished concrete floor, hand fabricated glass backsplash tiles and big island with Nelson lamp and Bertoia counter stools. Skylights have been added for more light.
“eat up bar” — julieigram
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Newly designed kitchen in remodeled open space Ranch House: custom designed cabinetry in two different finishes, Caesar stone countertop with Motivo Lace inlay, stainless steel appliances and farmhouse sink, polished concrete floor, hand fabricated glass backsplash tiles and big island with Nelson lamp and Bertoia counter stools. sky lights have been added for more light.
“Silver kitchen” — mdufrene45
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Iridescent backsplash and stainless steel appliances in modern kitchen
“gorgeous tile” — naturalmom5
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Entry hall with 9 feet tall custom designed front door and Spillray light chandelier from Italy
“Idea to check out cost to put clear story window above door to bring in more light. Also considerin” — kristenbean
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Hallway with relief tile wall and composition of home owner's eclectic items form all around the world
“Modern look” — Michelle DeSoto
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Eclectic living room with high vaulted ceiling. Modern clean lined furniture combined with antique cabinets. The painting above the sofa is an original by Jessika Cardinahl. An antique area rug sits on top of a dark porcelain wood style floor.
“THIS IS THE SOFA.” — letitwin
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Moroccan lanterns in front of antique Asian cabinet
“Beautiful. I'd love to have a few elements like this to give my house a fairytale feel” — shepherdacts
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Eclectic living room, modern clean lined furniture combined with antique cabinets. The elephant seating area comes from India. An antique area rug sits on top of a dark porcelain wood style floor. A stamped concrete tile fireplace as backdrop for two Mies Van Der Rohe chairs.
“Fireplace tile” — tuckahoe
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Elephant seating group from India in bay window
“floor” — Kathe Vaught
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Contemporary hallway lighting - conversation piece
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A stamped concrete tile fireplace as backdrop for two Mies van der Rohe chairs as part of an eclectic style living room.
“A stamped concrete tile fireplace” — marsia
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A stamped concrete tile fireplace as backdrop for two Mies van der Rohe chairs as part of an eclectic style living room
“Pillows” — shoopie86
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Entry hall with 9 feet tall custom designed front door, black slate floor and designer lamp from Italy. The wall to the left has been covered with white Porcelanosa tiles to add texture and drama.
“Entrance” — nyamasaki
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Antique leather chest and diploma in entry hall
“entry” — gelavijh
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Entry hall with 9 feet tall custom designed front door, black slate floor and designer lamp from Italy
“dark timber front doors” — warrenandjane
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Wall hanging from India and African mask contrasting sleek frosted glass door in small hallway
“idea para el pasillo !” — virivaldez
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Eclectic dining room with modern design and antique elements, including home owner's horse picture collection and race track paintings. The massive dining table is made out of reclaimed wood and the patchwork area rug is semi-antique recycled from Turkey. The Gino Sarfatti chandelier is from Flos.
“Table” — maguerriere
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Antique wooden cabinet - part of green dining room with modern design and antique elements
“porta” — Marilia Gelain
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Eclectic dining room with modern design and antique elements, including home owner's horse picture collection and race track paintings. The massive dining table is made out of reclaimed wood and the patchwork area rug is semi-antique recycled from Turkey. The Gino Sarfatti chandelier is from Flos.
“antique éléments” — sarahwong8899
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Eclectic dining room with modern design and antique elements, including home owner's horse picture collection and race track paintings. The massive dining table is made out of reclaimed wood and the patchwork area rug is semi-antique recycled from Turkey. The Gino Sarfatti chandelier is from Flos.
“Table color w/dark chairs” — kjoypfab
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Antique cabinet and chest - part of an eclectic dining room with modern design and antique elements
“color contrast” — Eric McMillan
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Light shines through newly added sky light on art piece from India
“stone ideas” — dam20042004
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View from entry hall to dining room - modern design combined with eclectic accents
“entry” — gelavijh
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Eclectic modern office space with African art
“AFRICAN THEM, DECOR AND WALL COLOR.” — tsongamadete
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Eclectic library/office space with inherited original antiques as well as contemporary furniture and collected world decor
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Reading area in eclectic library with inherited antiques and collected world finds
“Wall color, fabric, mask” — wlucas1208
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Eclectic library/office space with inherited original antiques as well as contemporary furniture and collected world decor
“Ceiling” — jenniferp96
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Antique Eastern china cabinet in eclectic library
“WOW! Nice piece.” — Gisel Gonzalez
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Library area in open space Ranch House. Contemporary book shelf as room divider between family room and library.
“Floors” — sarasumlin
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Eclectic library with contemporary book shelves, inherited antiques and collected world finds. African chairs in center.
“Everything and the red wall!” — M Sanctuary ReDesign
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African chairs
“Chairs” — labriath83
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Library area in open space Ranch House. Contemporary book shelf as room divider between family room and library.
“Nice library” — amoola00
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Collection of African sculptures above contemporary bookshelf
“African” — wiggleworm1
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Collection of African masks above contemporary bookshelf
“bookshelf” — sockinit
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Asian powder room with Hakatai mosaic glass tile wall as backdrop, Asian vanity with Koi vessel sink, modern faucet in bamboo shape and dramatic golden mirror.
“Tile on wall behind pedestal” — mpkeaton
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Asian powder room with Hakatai mosaic glass tile wall as backdrop, Asian vanity with Koi vessel sink, modern faucet in bamboo shape and dramatic golden mirror.
“Koi ga kawaii” — chikiki
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Asian powder room with Hakatai mosaic glass tile wall as backdrop, Asian vanity with Koi vessel sink, modern faucet in bamboo shape, Asian wall sconces and dramatic golden mirror. Floor is polished concrete.
“Washroom” — emillionaire
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Koi vessel sink and bamboo style modern faucet in chrome
“Sink” — sdorociak1
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Asian powder room with Hakatai mosaic glass tile wall as backdrop, Asian vanity with Koi vessel sink, modern faucet in bamboo shape, Asian wall sconces and dramatic golden mirror. Reflection in frosted glass door.
“lavatory” — mlneri
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Sitting/reading/office area of eclectic world style bedroom. Black slate floor with antique area rug from India. Modern clean lined furniture paired with inherited antiques.
“Imagine the large picture as a TV which doubles as a PC monitor” — emoyea
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Sitting/reading/office area of eclectic world style bedroom. Black slate floor with antique area rug from India. Modern clean lined furniture paired with inherited antiques.
“Closet” — snake1978
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Eclectic world style bedroom with black slate floor and cowhide rug. Simple clean lined bed with coverlet and accent pillows from India. Wall hanging is from Guatemala.
“Bedding colors” — lindang
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Sitting/reading/office area of eclectic world style bedroom. Black slate floor with antique area rug from India. Modern clean lined furniture paired with inherited antiques.
“desk and leather chair” — beckys4567
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Eclectic world style bedroom with black slate floor and cowhide rug. Simple clean lined bed with coverlet and accent pillows from India. Wall hanging is from Guatemala.
“Coverlet 8” — Urbano Designs
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Eclectic world style bedroom with black slate floor and cowhide rug. Simple clean lined bed with coverlet and accent pillows from India. Indonesian bookshelf and reclaimed wood side table on opposite wall. Partial view into sitting area of bedroom.
“shows a slate color can go great with bright colors” — The Tile Market
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Decor from Indonesia and India
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Indonesian bookshelf with decor from Indonesia and India - part of eclectic world style bedroom
“Love!” — Niki Purcell
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Modern vanity with rustic mirror in small contemporary bathroom.
“Bathroom” — traceyreeve
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Tile work in contemporary bathroom
“Tile” — lvnlv
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Modern vanity with rustic mirror in small contemporary bathroom.
“sink/drawers” — Liz Clark
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Modern laundry room
“I like this mosaic” — huebert
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Simple forms, clean lines and restrained ornamentation create a calm and peaceful atmosphere
“Sink” — missnyc1
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Simple forms, clean lines and restrained ornamentation create a calm and peaceful atmosphere
“Overall colors” — hbartnick
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“glass beside tub” — cpetersrn
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Tub detail in modern bathroom
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Soaker bath tub in modern Master Bathroom
“PRO m.a.p. interiors inc. / Sylvia Beez The tile's name is YAKARTA WENGE and it is available at PORC” — labmama50
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Large shower in contemporary bathroom
“wall & floor” — remmes95
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Tumbled copper sink in modern bathroom
“Bowl” — marrad
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Modern bathroom with Porcelanosa tiles
“This bubble tile on shower floor??” — warwickgroup
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Simple forms, clean lines and restrained ornamentation create a calm and peaceful atmosphere
“Maxsal” — dekann
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Eclectic style bedroom: Bed with upholstered red velvet headboard and bedding from India combined with American antique furniture. Artwork and accessories from all around the world. Antique Indian quilt as striking accent piece. Foscarini pendant glass lamps.
“Antique Indian quilt” — marsia
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Eclectic style bedroom: Bed with upholstered red velvet headboard and bedding from India combined with American antique furniture. Artwork and accessories are from all around the world. Black slate flooring with Suzani area rug.
“Trunk” — lindanichols
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Eclectic style bedroom: Bed with upholstered red velvet headboard and bedding from India combined with American antique furniture. Artwork and accessories are from all around the world. Antique Indian quilt as striking accent piece.
“Elephant pillows” — bsnyser8
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American antique furniture with eclectic art and accessories
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Eclectic art and accessories
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Japanese Kimono as wall hanging combined with American antique side table. On top are Asian vases with Manzanita tree branches.
“colors” — lilmamas12
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Antique wood trunk with Suzani area rug
“Chest” — bsnyser8
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Entry to eclectic style bedroom with Indian art work on the right and Japanese Kimono on the left
“Framed art idea” — kkreddy
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Guest bedroom with client's horse racing artwork - inherited traditional furniture in a modern space
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Vanity with mirror in small modern guest bathroom
“like layout of bathroom” — felli
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Chrome faucet in small modern guest bathroom
“penny tiles” — brendaione
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Small modern guest bathroom
“Mirror” — dorado1015
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Tile work and chrome hardware in small modern guest bathroom
“Tile mix” — missjulita
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Updated Ranch House with bay windows. Large concrete tiles and stone path leading to an updated entry area with custom designed front door and gray slate flooring.
“sidewalk” — Krystin Kim
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Updated Ranch House with bay windows. Large concrete tiles and stone path leading to an updated entry area with custom designed front door and gray slate flooring.
“color of trim” — Judy Dufresne
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Large concrete tiles and stone path leading to an updated entry area with custom designed front door and gray slate flooring.
“stucco color” — monicabendele
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Custom designed front door with integrated art made out of stamped concrete tiles.
“I LOVE THIS FRONT DOOR!” — Brooke Jones
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Large concrete tiles and stone path leading to an updated entry area with custom designed front door and gray slate flooring.
“Slab in gravel” — rinqreation
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Park like setting for this updated Ranch House.
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Updated Ranch House with outdoor sitting area in the park like backyard.
“Colors.” — troylederman
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Potted plants in modern planters
“زرعاتي” — nada2005
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