Go Inside a Designer’s Bright and Open Midcentury Home

Go Inside a Designer’s Bright and Open Midcentury Home

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Go Inside a Designer’s Bright and Open Midcentury Home

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, designer Staci Munic gives a tour of her renovated home in Palm Springs, California. Notable local architect William Francis Cody built the original home in the 1960s, but a renovation in the 1980s brought in elements such as glass blocks, curved walls and basic tile that Munic wanted to get rid of.

She removed those curved walls to create a more open and airy great room that she imagines Cody would appreciate. She also replaced dated materials with terrazzo-look porcelain tile floors and wood-look laminate cabinetry throughout the home. Soft textiles and thoughtful artwork emphasize fresh desert modern style.

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judyzatsick

I am amazed what an eye Staci had to discover the gem in the rough in that home. And also how artfully she transformed it to a beautiful, classy, personal space. What a testament to her skill!

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stidmama

I hadn't made time for myself in a few weeks, and today I decided I had earned "dreaming" time. Luckily for me, this video had just been uploaded! I so appreciated Staci Munic's sharing her thoughts and ideas; it is freeing and inspiring to remember that it's okay to incorporate elements one loves even if they aren't necessarily the "style" of the architecture. I especially loved how she kept the background palette consistent and then allowed her personality and history to shine on top.

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Lisa Kimmel

Staci did a beautiful job on Thursday PS home she took a small house and made it look much bigger and updated it just enough yet you still have the Palm Spring feel! Great Job Staci!

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deeringdenisem

Such a beautiful home. Thank you Staci Munic for sharing your talents. I'm in Chicago and I too have antique items that have been with me a lifetime. My mom used to call it the "League of Nations" ( items passed on). I recently renovated my parent's home, but I still feel it's a "work in progress". I love the soft pastels and private spaces that have her style. Definitely a "dream come true" home.

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FD

Great house!

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marggordo

Love it, love it , love it. I'll trade you homes.

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samouton

Staci thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. You did an outstanding job. Your home is very warm and inviting, a great place to be quarantined... I really love the master bath, that accent tile on the wall is so gorgeous. My husband and I are in the beginning stages of designing our forever home and you have given me so many ideas!!!! Again, thanks for sharing.

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desconsrebath

Stacy, I love the entire home, you said the cabinets are laminate, they are awesome, what is the color/ finish?
LR, St Louis

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Absolutely loved your kitchen and the fanciful macrame screen. Can you tell me more about the fixture over your dining room table/workspace? Thank you.


   
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J and N Larson

I appreciate some of the elements and the personal touches. However, I would not open the kitchen entirely to the living space, for two reasons: odors and grease.

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Staci Munic Interiors

I have a fabulous hood which eliminates the odor.....but I can appreciate your concern and feedback! Grease doesn't really splatter and if it does, it stays contained on my easy to clean induction cooktop. Thanks for watching!

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Austeja Dudonyte

Love video

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Sandra

Love the floors! What are they?

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Grac Stroud

Any chance she'd give the details on the backspash in the kitchen?


   
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Guy Wolf

What a beautiful and tasteful reworking. I'm not a huge fan of the fully open kitchen. Another comment in this string was about odors and grease, which are a part of the problem. Even more for me is my preference to avoid having the sight of dirty dishes always on display. Interesting that it's a very popular cultural movement to open up kitchens entirely without boundaries. Maybe shows my age. It's just nice to emerge from the kitchen with meals for guests who can socialize in the public spaces like the living room and dining room. And keep the mess out of sight.

   
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jenifren

So many elements I love about her home. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. And I love the painting her Mom did.

   
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Staci Munic Interiors

Hi Grac! The backsplash is from Artistic Tile. Melange Picket. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to book a design consult! I would be delighted to work with you. Thanks for watching and for commenting! -Staci

   
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Bunny Hodas

Great Job, Staci! GO GREEN!!!