I am not an animal

Living room, after

Living room, after

This is how I feel when I visit other designers’ houses: I usually feel like I live like an animal after I leave. Down the road, I’ll track down images of some of my favorites: Michael Vanderbyl’s Napa house, Debbie Millman’s slice of Palm Springs in Manhattan, Jennifer Morla in San Francisco, and others. But today, I only have photos of my own renovation. We moved into the house a couple of years ago. The family who built the house in 1954 lived there until we bought it. Fortunately, they had maintained most of the original qualities. Most of the renovations had to do with making things more functional, or better suited for the way we like to live. The most recent addition was the flagpole I got for Christmas last year for the lawn. Next up is the oddly enormous laundry room that is mysteriously bigger than the bedrooms. This comes in handy when I throw dirty dishes and laundry on the floor so I can really live like a wild animal.

Living room, after

Living room, after

Living room, Before

Living room, Before

Kitchen, after

Kitchen, after

Kitchen, before

Kitchen, before

Kitchen, after

Kitchen, after

Kitchen, before

Kitchen, before

Den, after

Den, after

Den, before

Den, before

Back yard, after, with new flagpole

Back yard, after, with new flagpole

Back yard, before; the pool pump was dead

Back yard, before; the pool pump was dead

Pool equipment wall, after

Pool equipment wall, after

Pool equipment wall, before

Pool equipment wall, before

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8 Responses to “I am not an animal”

  1. Nancy Bernard Says:

    You don’t like 60’s Modern much, do you? Nice job, nice colors.

  2. marian bantjes Says:

    OK. I’m staying a month.

  3. Whitney Mullon Says:

    Love the pool equipment wall after!

  4. TStone Says:

    Sean, where did you find those photos of your house before? Did they sell it to you furnished (and you took the shots) or was the house featured in a magazine?

  5. Sean Says:

    They came from the realtor, or I shot them when we did our inspection. It was very nice, but obviously not my style.

  6. Ero ad Says:

    Ha ha, funny.

  7. nl Says:

    very nice. jealous of swimming pool.

  8. Sean Says:

    Thanks.