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Fixer Upper Takes on Midcentury Modern

November 15, 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Fixer Upper reno from Season Two.
Candidate #6: Chip and Joanna take what they termed the "messy midcentury modern" and bring it squarely into the 21st century while still honoring the home's original period aesthetic.

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From: Fixer Upper

From Bauhaus to Our House

Jill and Josh Barrett were in search of "something different" in a new home. They found it in this house built in the modern style in 1959. Homes that can genuinely lay claim to the term "modern" — in the strict architectural sense — are a rare find in Waco, Texas. This one presented Joanna with an opportunity to branch into some new creative directions.

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From: Fixer Upper

Where's Don Draper?

Joanna drew on the home's distinctly mid-century design when selecting furnishings. The living room sofa, coffee table and chairs exhibit the sleek and simple geometry that typified furniture design in the late '50s and '60s.  

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From: Fixer Upper

Spare and Clean

Eames inspired molded chairs with metal bases, a simple unadorned dining table and visually striking chandelier help define the new dining space.

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From: Chip Gaines and Fixer Upper

A Kitchen Revealed

Walls were removed to expose the formerly enclosed kitchen, freeing up more space and creating an open but elegant floor plan.

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