wheat ridge mid-century and modern home tour
Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 by Jeanne
don’t miss the wheat ridge mid-century and modern home tour, saturday september 7th 1-5 and the after party at modmood from 4-8 pm featuring live music, food and libations. presenters of the tour: wheatridge 2020 organization and sponsor include not only modmood and RETRO Consignment but Live Urban Realtors and First Bank. tickets are limited so buy yours now! (p.s. btw ticket includes a coupon for $20 off a $50 purchase at modmood….shhhhhh)
this column recently ran in the neighborhood gazette talking a bit about some of the gems found within the wheat ridge community. (written by the new home, garden and lifestyle columnist for the gazzette…me!)
wheat ridge homes showcase the modern movement
as one who enjoys design, home styling, art and architecture i’ve found wheat ridge to be a hidden gem of fun and funky mid-century and modern design.
wheat Ridge enjoys the prestige of having developed as a suburban community in the 1950’s and 60’s. This growth paralleled the modernism movement and is represented by many of the mid-century modern and california ranch style homes that dot our community.
many of these homes are still occupied by the original home owner, which make this even more intriguing. over the course of time the initial intent of the architecture may be hidden, understandably after 50 plus years of style change. now with mid-century and modern design making a huge come back, how do we capitalize on this era of homes and bring them back to their original intended design esthetic or take them forward to a more modern style while still capturing the great nuances?
simplify: mid-century and modern homes have clean, crisp lines both inside and out.
neutralize: the canvas of the home should be uncomplicated (neutral) allowing the furnishings to pop.
go green: organic elements are welcome in these environments and bring a warmth to the clean, crisp lines and neutral canvas.
furnish and accessorize: furniture of the era is generally simple, smaller in scale but a few exceptional pieces here and there are always great additions.
through the renovation of the 1950‘s Davis home, wheat ridge residents monte and carla mead have captured perfectly the mid-century modern era.