Before + Afters: Light & Airy L.A. Home

Dark and dated, dingy and in disrepair -- is it any wonder why this ode to the 60s had to be remodeled? By removing a wall and reconfiguring the floor plan, designer Natalie Myers opened this home outside of Los Angeles and made it more apt for a modern lifestyle. Eclectic furniture completes the light and airy interior.

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Photo By: Phoebe Chuason

Mid-Century Living Room Before

Dark and dated, dingy and in disrepair, this ode to the 1960s was revived in a way that allows the home's mid-century origins to shine through.

Mid-Century Modern Living Room with Stone Fireplace

Eclectic and organic, this light-filled modern living room features a mix of textures and a soft, neutral color palette. Blue accents form a thread that runs throughout the spaces. A three-sided fireplace is a strong architectural element, and its stone surround fits with the home's mid-century modern architecture.

White, Bohemian Living Room with Stone Fireplace

Eclectic and organic, this mid-century modern living room is relaxed, a little boho, and invites earthy conversation. A macrame wall hanging mixes with a stone fireplace surround and tie-dye pillows, bringing an eclectic and bohemian vibe that carries throughout the house. White walls create a streamlined backdrop that pulls the spaces together.

Eclectic Living Room with Mid-Century Modern Flair

With organic elements and an eclectic vibe, this mid-century modern living room is a relaxed, inviting spot for conversation. Texture adds depth and definition to the space, from the stone fireplace wall to the layered rugs to the nubby wall hanging. The bold hue of the entryway doors makes a strong statement against crisp white walls.

Relaxed and Cozy Mid-Century Living Room

Mid-century modern case pieces fit the architecture and the vibe of this cozy, eclectic living room. White walls reflect light that enters the space via floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer a view to the sunny outdoor eating area. Slipcovered sofas create a relaxed ambiance, as well as a great spot for intimate conversation.

Mid-Century Modern Living Room with Blue Accents

Mid-century modern furnishings mix with sleek white walls and slipcovered sofas to bring a relaxed, comfy vibe to this California living room. A wood wall unit adds interest to a long wall while also creating an artful spot for display and storage. A mix of textures gives the space dimension, while boldly colored artwork and accessories draw the eye throughout the space.

Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Before

This 1960s kitchen was dark and dated, dingy and in disrepair. A full remodel opened it up while keeping the soaring architectural window intact.

White Kitchen with Oak Cabinetry, Wood Floors

The designers removed a wall to open up this modern kitchen and reveal a sweeping architectural window. The renovation included an island topped with sleek, white Caesarstone quartz. White oak cabinets and wood floors bring an organic, earthy element to the space.

Mid-Century Kitchen Before

This 1960s kitchen was dated, dark and cramped before a total renovation opened it up, adding modern-day style and loads of light. The design team removed a wall to open the space to the home's living area.

Open Plan Kitchen with Mid-Century Modern Style

This California kitchen features an earthy palette made up of natural elements that add texture and interest. A long, paneled wall offers open and closed storage and gives a nod to the home's mid-century modern architecture. A stone fireplace wraps around to service both the kitchen and living area. The design team removed a wall to open up the kitchen, adding this center island with a quartz waterfall-edge countertop.

White Modern Kitchen with Earthy Elements

The design team removed a wall to open up this California kitchen, revealing a ceiling-height window that ushers in loads of natural light. A modern island was added in the renovation and features a waterfall edge and shiplap detail. Four natural wood barstools allow for ample seating and tie in with the white oak cabinetry. Soaring ceilings support rustic-modern pendant lights that add to the room's organic vibe.

Modern Kitchen with Sloped Ceiling, Wall of Windows

Natural wood tones combine with sleek white walls and countertops in this light-filled, modern kitchen. A natural fiber pendant hangs from the sloped, beamed ceiling, bringing an organic, earthy vibe to the space. The design team removed a wall to open the kitchen and reveal the stunning architectural window. White oak cabinets and white Ceaserstone countertops are light and California cool.

Mid-Century Dining Room Before

Before its total transformation, this California dining room was dark, dingy and dated. Now, an all-white palette and minimal decor has transformed it into a modern-day stunner.

Mid-Century Modern Foyer and Dining Room

Mustard-hued doors are a bold touch in the entry of this mid-century modern California home. White walls continue from the foyer into the dining room, where Eames-style chairs and modern lighting mix with vintage pieces to give the space an eclectic flair. Marbled glass in the entry is period-appropriate and offers privacy.

White Dining Room with Modern, Vintage Touches

A spidery, three-armed pendant connects with the modern spindle legs of Eames-style dining chairs in this chic, modern dining room. The clean-lined space features an eclectic collection of artwork and accessories. Broad windows bring in loads of natural light.

White-Walled Dining Room with Modern, Vintage Touches

Eames-style dining chairs and wood furnishings with mid-century lines create clean contrast to the white walls of this modern-vintage dining room. Modern lighting features the same black finish as the chairs, drawing the eye through the room. Meanwhile, artwork adds a vibrant pop of color in the mostly neutral space.

Master Bedroom Before

With wall-to-wall carpeting and a grasscloth wallpaper accent wall, this California master bedroom was begging for a redesign. Today it's light and bright, with a nod to its mid-century roots.

Master Bedroom with Mid-Century Furnishings, Shiplap Accent Wall

A shiplap accent wall creates a subtle focal point in this minimalist master bedroom. White walls form a backdrop to an earthy palette brought forth in fabrics and accessories. Case pieces reflect the home's mid-century architecture.

Bohemian Master Bedroom with Shiplap Accent Wall

A shiplap accent wall in the master bedroom mimics an exterior fence original to this mid-century modern California house. The wall anchors a modern platform bed and reflects the rest of the home's mostly white paint palette. Earthy accent colors create a harmonious and zen space with a bohemian feel.

Master Bedroom Before

This 1960s California home's mid-century design was virtually untouched before its complete renovation. Before, the bedroom was dark, with dated draperies and a dark accent wall.

Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom

With its modern furnishings and bohemian vibe, this master suite is a retreat built to inspire. White walls provide a streamlined backdrop for an otherwise earthy palette. Vintage case pieces reflect the home's mid-century modern architecture.

Master Bathroom Before

Before its total transformation, this master bathroom was cluttered, cramped and dated. Now, it's characterized by clean lines, light and modern-bohemian details.

Modern Master Bath with Bohemian Touches

A fun mix of pattern and texture add vibrancy to this white, modern and streamlined master bathroom. A sinuous chair rests beside a freestanding, modern soaker tub, creating a convenient and relaxing spot for a bath. Vessel sinks top a natural wood vanity with mid-century lines that reflect the home's architecture.

Modern Master Bath with Eclectic, Bohemian Accents

From compartmentalized and dated to open and bright with modern twists, this California bathroom gives a nod to the home's mid-century origins. Modern elements like the freestanding tub and vessel sinks mix with eclectic and bohemian touches, including leather cabinet pulls, patterned concrete tile and a traditional carpet.

Modern Master Bath with Unexpected Accents

Leather door pulls and patterned floor tile are among the many fun details in this modern, streamlined bathroom with a twist. The home's mid-century lines are reflected in the vanity and storage piece; meanwhile, modern details like the vessel sinks that rest opposite a soaker tub bring the space squarely into the twenty-first century.

White, Modern Bath with Eclectic, Bohemian Ambiance

Sinuous lines on the freestanding soaker tub and side chair merge with geometric tile and a bohemian-chic rug in this fun and eclectic master bath. A bubble lamp adds another curving line, as do round mirrors and additional modern lighting. White walls connect the space with the rest of the mid-century modern house.

White, Modern Kid's Bedroom with Loft Bed

A modern loft bed frees up plenty of floor space for creativity and play in this energetic and colorful kid's bedroom. Traditional rugs anchor the space and connect its design with the rest of the house. Pops of blue form a thread of color that runs throughout the white-walled rooms in the mid-century modern home.

White, Modern Kid's Bedroom with Colorful Rugs

Textiles bring color and liveliness to this white, modern kid's bedroom. A modern loft bed creates more space for play, while traditional rugs lend a bohemian vibe and also provide softness underfoot. Toys, books, stuffed animals and eclectic artwork all add to the room's whimsy and fun.

Kids' Bathroom with Modern Fixtures, Blue Tile Flooring

The kids' bathroom in this California mid-century modern home mimics the style of the master bath, only with blue flooring for a playful twist. Vessel sinks add a contemporary element, while leather cabinet pulls bring a touch of the unexpected.

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