JZID Project Reveal - Donmar Lane Ranch House

A Midwest ranch home doesn't typically inspire awe in hearts of architectural lovers, especially when you add popcorn ceilings, white walls and overstuffed furniture. My clients purchased a ranch home in a Milwaukee suburb based on its amazing location. The home is the best of both worlds: close to shops while still overlooking a wooded yard. My services were brought in to bring my client's eclectic style into this outdated house. 



It's amazing what a paint color change can do to room! The first step in this project was to brighten up the space and remove the ceiling drywall texture. Warm toned woods in the home tend to suck up the light and make the room look darker and smaller than it is. To keep the space bright, I had all woodwork (trim, built-ins and doors) painted in Site White from Sherwin Williams (SW 7070). The living room and dining room are painted in Moonmist (SW 9144) and the fireplace sitting room is in Faded Flaxflower (SW 9146). Two accent walls in Smoky Blue (SW 7604) highlight fireplaces and a divider wall. The mixture of cool toned colors make the space feel bigger and more contemporary. 

My favorite design element in this house is this wonderful orange leather sectional. Let's be honest, not every house can pull off such a bold color, but in this case the mix of complementary colors makes the design more dynamic! I also added a floating TV console from Crate and Barrel (see here) and wall shelves to add some interest to the wall. 

New light fixtures were also installed. This sculptural suspension LED light (see here) illuminates a white high lacquer dining table from CB2 (see here). I seriously love how this modern, almost futuristic, light and table play off of the wood tones and brightly colored papier-mâché fish sculpture.    . 

Off of the living room/dining room area is a sitting room with great windows and a fireplace. Aside from painting and adding new furniture, I had the fireplace refaced with a ceramic tile with a steel finish from a local company, Great Lakes Distribution (see here).

There are more angles and details from this project in my portfolio - check them out here

Is your home outdated?  If so, let's start updating today to turn your house into your dream home.