70's ranch style houses
I haven't been around for a few years but spent a LOT of time here when DH & I owned a 1929 Spanish Revival in San Diego. LOVED that house & had fun painting & trying to stay true to the style with decor, furniture, etc...and loved the great sharing of ideas & feedback with so many here who also had houses in the Spanish/Mediterranean architecture.
We're now in Houston in a 1970s red brick ranch and I'm pretty stumped with what to do with it.
Here are shots of the house before we moved in (previous owner's furniture):
The house - trim paint color suggestions?
Front gated patio
Entry with dining room to right of photo & back of brick FP to left
dining room - I am bent on painting this an orange but my choices keep looking like Texas Longhorn orange (which my Longhorn brother is thrilled with)
We use this room as our family room (tv & play area) although it is the room at the front of the house. It has no windows as you can see from both this photo & the front exterior photo above. Eventually would like to put in windows).
The behemoth fireplace in the family room. Suggestions to update this thing?
The living room & family room are only separated by an "open" hallway with vertical columns. Both ceilings are vaulted.
Living room with windows/door to back yard; this room also has 4 skylights so it gets bright when the sun is high
Yuck - the master bathroom with green terrazzo tile EVERYWHERE & poopy brown walls - we've since painted them a neutral color (Behr Riviera Sand)
Outdated kitchen with baltic brown granite; will be painting it Valspar Slice; just started in the eat-in area & already it's brightened up from the putty color. Just trying to decide on an accent color.
Our furniture fit just fine in our 1400sf 1929 house but it's dwarfed in almost 3000sf of house now. And the style? LOL - a bit out of place. Everything we own "decor"-wise is appropriate for a 1929 Spanish Colonial - not a 1970s ranch. Oh, well.
We have twin 2 yr olds so we're not really in any rush to furnish with "adult" furniture, but I would love to see ideas of how anyone has updated their circa 1970s ranches - exterior & interior. I am so stuck on Spanish/Mexican style that I'm having a hard time envisioning what to do with this new house. I'm thinking of going for more of a modern Balinese look eventually with earth tones, warm woods and simple lines.