A purist collector couple–Chad and Tina Baker–restored their Jim Sherrill home to purist perfection. As Chad previously told Atomic Ranch, ““I’m a purist. I don’t like to disturb anything that has made an ‘object’ what it is.” The Bakers’ refreshed mid century home reflects this instinct, and fellow purists can take notes from their work! While some of the finds are serendipitous, you can still emulate the purists’ style with help from these sources.
Kagan Contour Chair
Homeowner Chad Baker is a collector, and this chair was a lucky find. Keep you eyes peeled at vintage stores or shop around online.
An Alternative Mid Century Purist Planter
A raised planter says Mid Century Modern just as much as a bullet planter and allows another opportunity for warm texture and a sleek silhouette.
Typically when you think of siding, a home’s exterior comes to mind. But as the Bakers’ home shows, interior siding can add visual interest and create an accent wall when you use it inside.
Original art is an investment, so it’s worth it to hold out for something you love and that works well with your decor. Fortunately, a neutral base will accommodate a variety of colors. Here’s one idea, from the hard-edged school of Mid Century Modern painting. (For more on this style of painting and its founder, read about Leon Polk Smith.)
Curtis Jeré Brutalist Sculpture
The style might be called Brutalist, but the effect is far from brutal. The wall sculpture lends a multi-dimensional sense of motion, evoking both Mid Century Modern style and birds in flight.
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