Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

by Michelle Gringeri-Brown
     
 

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Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Tips are shared on color, flooring, window coverings, furniture arrangements, and how

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Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Tips are shared on color, flooring, window coverings, furniture arrangements, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features. The homeowners’ stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ideas for everything from garage doors to the art on the wall.

Writer Michelle Gringeri-Brown and photographer Jim Brown publish the quarterly magazine Atomic Ranch, which features ranch homes built all across America. They are the authors of Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes and live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch.

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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post

"Given the style's popularity these days, decorating a home in mid-century modern design isn't too difficult. The real question is, how far are you willing to go?" From "Getting the 'Mad Men' look: How far will you go?"

— Amanda Abrams

Traditional Home
In their new book, the duo gives tips from homeowners on using color, flooring, window treatments, and furniture arrangements to get the split-level, rambler, modern home, or traditional ranch stylishly ready for its closeup.
— Rebecca Christian
Traditional Home - Rebecca Christian
In their new book, the duo gives tips from homeowners on using color, flooring, window treatments, and furniture arrangements to get the split-level, rambler, modern home, or traditional ranch stylishly ready for its closeup.
Washington Post - Amanda Abrams

"Given the style's popularity these days, decorating a home in mid-century modern design isn't too difficult. The real question is, how far are you willing to go?" From "Getting the 'Mad Men' look: How far will you go?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423619314
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
327,496
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Writer Michelle Gringeri-Brown and photographer Jim Brown publish the quarterly magazine Atomic Ranch, which features ranch homes built all across America. Their first book, Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes, was published by Gibbs Smith in 2006. They live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch.

Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown publish Atomic Ranch magazine, a quarterly devoted to mid-century homes. Gringeri-Brown was the editor of American Bungalow magazine for nine years, and her freelance work has been published in Westways, the Los Angeles Times, Photographers' Forum, and Sunset magazine's View. Jim Brown is an editorial photographer with degrees in photography and English literature. His photo-graphy has been published numerous times in Motor Trend, Sunset, Motorcyclist, American Bungalow, Westways, Car & Driver, and Hot Rod. They both grew up in postwar ranch houses and strongly support the preservation of this overlooked architectural style.

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The layout is typical for a Northwest hillside ranch, with the bedrooms on the daylight-basement level.

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