Northern California 1970s Cabin | Apartment Therapy

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Name: Michele Miller, husband, kiddos, two Siamese cats
Location: Davis, California
Type of home: House
Size: 1890 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year 6 months, owned

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Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We were so excited to buy our home in this solar village that focuses on building community ties. When the house came up for sale during the pandemic we jumped on the chance to own a slice. The house was very worn, so we had to paint, sand, and rehab almost every square foot. We use every square foot of our home and the communal garden area. And we love the 1970s and 1980s Northern California architecture.

There are many physical imperfections that we have allowed to remain even as we started renovating the house (some cracked Italian floor tile for instance). This allowance is mostly due to our budget constraints, but also that we don’t mind honoring the originally usefulness and palette of the home.

The home has warm-colored wood, warm-colored tile, and abundant outdoor light from the clerestory. We have continued on renovating with a warm color palate in mind. Accessories are a mix of vintage 1970s and current modern finishes.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Northern California 1970s Cabin

What is your favorite room and why? Outside! I love being surrounded by plants.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Like everyone says, go to garage and estate sales for vintage items.

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