Maybe the most challenging and/ or exciting part of finding your house soulmate is truly making it into a forever home. The kind that fits your personality and aesthetic to a t. For this couple, that meant taking an Arcadia home’s good bones and giving it a massive overhaul with the help of FormThird. The result is a mix of modern and glam captured by Elyse Hall with a nursery that we’re all sorts of heart eyes for.
A timeless home with a modern flair that they could grow in to and start a family is exactly what Rachel and Mike envisioned when they first embarked on gutting and remodeling their Arcadia home. Having both grown up in Arizona, they both dreamed of raising a family in a neighborhood filled with lots of greenery, which isn’t the most common, but in the heart of where they could walk to their favorite restaurants and stores.
When they found their home, they knew it was in the perfect location, but needed a complete over haul to fit their style. This is when they embarked on a year plus remodel journey with their Design Build firm FormThird. Ripping everything but four walls down, it was important to Rachel and Mike to design a home that felt warm and fitting to their neighborhood, but also met their modern aesthetic.
The space the couple spends the most of their time, the living room, is set to be a warm and inviting space for the family to hang out or entertain guests. A bold patterned cowhide rug from Living Spaces plays as the focal point of the room, anchored by a soft mid-century modern couch from West Elm. Vintage velvet navy chairs finishes the space with just a hint of glam found in the throw pillows from Target.
The kitchen was the center point, and main focus of the home, as the couple loves to entertain and host friends and family. Wanting to create a space to mix and mingle, they designed the set-up around a large family style island, where friends can gather, or the couple themselves can host conversation as they prepare each evenings dinner.
To create warmth in the home, but stick to a modern look, they choose walnut cabinets with white countertops and a kept the backsplash clean with a unique beveled subway tile.
Just off the kitchen features the formal dining room with a warm walnut dinner table from Copenhagen and a mid-century modern light fixture set above from West Elm. To add a pop of color, the couple included an abstract painting from a local Arizona artist.
The newest addition to the home, the nursery, was a space the couple spent a lot of time designing. Wanting a room for their future son that was more fitting to the rest of their homes aesthetic, they kept the color palette simple in black, white and gray and added small pops of mint.
The mid-century modern crib from Dwell Studio and rocker from 2modern gave the space a streamlined feel, and the custom created wall pattern made with decals from The Lovely Wall Company was the true focal point of the space.
Playful touches were brought in with a play teepee from the Little Nomad, and a kid library created with books the couple received at their baby shower. The room became the perfect reflection of the couples love for modern aesthetic, yet fitting for their soon to be welcomed son.
Photography : Elyse Hall Photography