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Scandi-inspired decor ideas to steal from a restored midcentury home

Nine finds that mix old with new

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This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to San Francisco, California, where Bay Area architecture and design firm Framestudio carefully restored a midcentury ranch home to its former glory.

When the studio took on the project, they revisited what made the 1958 residence remarkable, while avoiding the era’s outmoded signifiers, such as terrazzo and carpeting.

“We’re not staunch preservationists,” explains project designer Chad DeWitt, pointing out trendier touches like the blonde wood in the kitchen and other Scandinavian elements around the house. The result is a modern-yet-functional space that embraces old and new.

Taking inspiration from the stunning home, we sourced the key products—or similar finds—from a few standout rooms so you can bring the look into your own space.

Kitchen

Kitchen white white cabinets and built-in appliances. Two dark wood stools sit near a blonde wood table.

Living room

Airy living room with glass doors to outdoor deck, gray sofa, and built-in brick fireplace.

Bedroom

A bedroom with glass walls and a terrace overlooking mountains.