One year after completing our home remodel on the cutest little street in Minnetonka, I am FINALLY beginning to share our 1950’s rambler transformation one room at a time, starting with the main level living room. Looking back on our journey to where we started and where we are now, one thing I absolutely adore is certain unique features we modernized through out our home. After all, that’s what makes homes like this unique. In this particular space, we have a wood-burning fireplace that is the focal point as you enter through the front door. This was one feature we definitely wanted to keep.
As you can see from the before photo above, the fireplace was actually off-center from how the brick is laid. What we ended up doing was keeping the original brick, but cutting the brick around the fireplace to center it and painted the old brick white to freshen it up. From there, my talented big brother executed my vision of a custom mantel. The fireplace was then framed up to the ceiling with modern clean shiplap to really make it stand out.
Other changes we made with this space included new windows, flooring and custom trim. The trim throughout our house is inspired by farmhouse style , but modern and clean (I will share more about our trim in a future post). Our main level is all an open layout, so creating spaces within a larger space was a must. How the furniture is laid out definitely creates that space within the main level living room.
Now that you’ve seen the before, view on for more of the after!
*Links for furniture, rugs and home accessories below!
Couch: West Elm
Console Table: West Elm
Coffee Table: West Elm
Chair: Pottery Barn
Mid-century Modern Ceramic Black Planter: Etsy
Wood Decor Piece: 1767 Designs
Curtain Rod: Crate&Barrel
Curtains: Urban Outfitters
Mid-century Tripod Floor Lamp: West Elm
Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore – “Nimbus”
Fireplace Paint: Benjamin Moore – “Snowfall White”