When Will sent me preview shots of our next home tour, we both traded text messages with exclamation points galore!!! Being mid-century modern admirers, we knew from the preview shots that this home was going to be what Eames dreams are made of. In fact, I was so enamored with the space I reached out to a fellow MCM enthusiast and extremely talented professional photographer Kent Eanes, to assist (school) me in capturing the space.
While I do have a few years under my belt in photographing U-Fab Home Tours, Kent is a seasoned photographer whose works range from film, to print, and how I discovered him – real estate. His wife, Andrea Levine co-founder of Modern Richmond happened to be our (amazing) real estate agent, and I mostly credit Kent’s incredible photographs for helping our house sell in less than two days on the market. With that being said, he was a very generous teacher who spent a great deal of time teaching me composition and lighting techniques that should greatly enhance my (U-Fab’s home tour) portfolio.
Inside Janet first walked me to the formal living room to the left of the front entrance. She asked me if I recognized this fabric, which came from U-Fab in our first year or two of business. While I didn’t recognize the pattern off hand, I couldn’t imagine a more suiting fabric in this space.
An inviting chaise basking in the sunlight.
Subtle pops of color are brought into the space with the families collection of eclectic vintage pitchers.
The living room is entirely brick with an updated fireplace as the focal point. Warm earth tones are grounded with subtle additions of color and texture create an inviting yet refined space.
The dining room is complete with a set of Mies van der Rohe Brno chairs, A Scolari snowflake chandelier and vintage Pistillo Sconces that look like beautiful silver dandelions. The dramatic painting is called “The Olympic Torch” By Bruce Anderson. And with an 11-foot custom table we promise this is one dinner party you wouldn’t want to miss.
But if you’d rather have breakfast with a wooded view, we would understand that too.
The great room is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. Beyond the amazing view outside the view inside includes many amazing vintage pieces some in their original upholstery.
These Milo Baughman lounge chairs are the perfect example of how a high quality fabric can withstand the test of time.
The Torino robot lamp adds more personality in this already atomic dream.
The chrome accents throughout the space are just the right amount of glam.
Time was tight so I didn’t quite get all the photos of the home I would have preferred, but you can imagine the rest of the home was just as atomically awesome. Janet’s love for fabulous designs from the past has evolved into a Mid-Century furniture shop that features many original finds worthy of museum display. Find her online at Midcentury Morris.
A big thank you to Janet and Scot Morris for opening their home to us, and Kent Eanes for his assistance in photographing this amazing space.