Midcentury ranch home goes modern

See how a 1953 ranch-style home went comfortably modern

Custom console
Thomas J. Story

Custom console

Books, stacks of magazines, photos, and fun objects can be on display without looking cluttered. Vignettes of favorite objects and art mix with a console designed by Germani.

"We don't like to take ourselves too seriously," Germani says ― which explains the lighthearted black-and-white portraits of pop icon Madonna that take pride of place on a living room wall.

Show off your art collection, even in unexpected places like bathrooms. Place groupings in varying heights, shapes, and materials on side tables or credenzas to create soft, low pools of light.

Cool house, warm look

Resources: Console designed and built by Daniel Germani and Brett Smith, Brett Smith Woodworks (602/466-3820). Vintage 1950s lamp. Custom photographs of Madonna.



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