We had the fortune of visiting Rip City during its most beautiful week this summer and this renovated midcentury vacation home/part-time residence owned by Cindy Epping of One Stop Modern (remember her Eichler tour?) was our happy home for the all-too-short stay…
The structure was designed to take advantage of every ounce of sunshine available, and during our time at the colorfully decorated home, we nearly forgot we were staying in a city normally characterized by the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest, whether inside or out.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My style: I love mid-century modern design and décor, as exhibited by my home and also my business, One Stop Modern. I like mixing vintage pieces with contemporary designs and see what happens. I art direct in the commercial film business, so I am always finding new places to shop that I obsess about at least until the next job.
Inspiration: I wanted to furnish most of my home with the very wares I offer on my site...a 60's, 70's and some 80's vibe.
Favorite Element: I love the sunroom. When I bought it it was just the laundry room, with fun carpeting, a bright color and a little inspiration its now my favorite room,
Biggest Challenge: Biggest challenge was the addition. Sunroom, master bedroom and master bath were a disaster when I bought the house. With a simple remodel of the bathroom and an update in the sunroom, it flows nicely now.
What Friends Say: That it's hip and cozy and retro! Correction, not retro, just fab!
Biggest Embarrassment: The big green defunct water tower next door. At least it's not a loud neighbor, just an big ugly green one!
Proudest DIY: The paint job. It's a love/hate proud moment as I keep finding weird streaks. I'm embracing it.
Biggest Indulgence: The vintage wallpaper in the kitchen and the grass cloth wallpaper in the Living Room. Both by Astek Wallpaper. The film business' best friend for all things vintage and fabulous!
Best advice: "Relax, Cindy it's not like you are on a job. it doesn't need to be done this weekend." But it actually did. I had a vacation rental and was working on a deadline for that coming week.!!!
Dream source: CB2, West Elm, OneStopModern.com, and the vintage stores in Portland. Lawson Fenning, Cisco Home, and HD Buttercup when I'm back in Los Angeles.
Appliances: All came with the house.
Hardware: CB2, OneStopModern.com
Furniture: West Elm, Overstock.com, CB2, OneStopModern.com
Accessories: CB2, West Elm, Urban Outfitters, Lawson Fenning
Lighting: Various vintage shops from around PDX, eBay finds, and of course, my very own shop.
Paint: Lowes Paint, Astek Wallpaper in Los Angeles (my guy for amazing stuff).
Rugs and Carpets: Dwell, Target, Linoleum City (LA)
Window Treatments: Overstock.com for the blinds
Beds: All custom from OneStopModern.com
Artwork: All custom from OneStopModern.com
Images: Gregory Han