Christiane and David Erwin plus 4 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens Location: Crestview Neighborhood — Austin, Texas Size: 2140 square feet Years lived in: Owned 11 years To say Christiane and David Erwin are Mid-Century Modern enthusiasts is a bit of an understatement. They love the era and its style so much, when they couldn't find a MCM-inspired front door when renovating this Austin house in 2006, they started a company: Crestview Doors. Their home is warm, inviting, Mid-Century Modern — and has great doors!
Fancy Panels (these made into nightlights for closet doors.) In the master bedroom is another new product: Redi-Screens. A second floor addition necessitated a staircase, and a beautiful wood one with bold railings was chosen. To balance out the statement of the stairs, a stone accent wall anchors the living space. A kids' activity room takes up residence opposite the living room, and definitely gives the whole home an exciting, energetic feel. The bottom floor guest bathroom is a perfect example of their dedication to the Mid-Century Modern era: though the pink toilet and sink were existing, the tiles were brought in to match the MCM spirit.
Susan Wallace. Proudest DIY: Christiane: Right now: the new addition of the Redi-Screens to our bedroom. David: I started to say the kitchen, but really, I'm most proud of the architecture. Christiane and I spent 6 months designing and redesigning the house. We would email files back and forth. I think we have 150 different 3D files of our house. By the time we had a final plan I couldn't distinguish between her ideas and mine. It was just ours. Biggest Advice: Christiane: Have fun! David: I asked a house appraiser if something would help the property value. He asked me if I planned on leaving the house feet first. I got it. Build to sell, if that's what you are going to do with the house, but build it to live if you are going to live there. Dream Source: Room Service.
- • Frigidaire in the kitchen
• Maytag in the laundry room
- • A mix of vintage
- • Mostly thrift store and garage sale
• Online consignment
• Some IKEA
- • Mostly thrift store finds
- • Rejuvenation
- • Modwalls
- • Redi-Screens "Casbah" (master bedroom)
- • Posters collected from travels.
- • Downstairs bath: Ralph Lauren Polaris
• Living room, office: ICI 924 Floating Lilly
• Kitchen: ICI 797 Moonstone
• Dining: ICI162 Red Maple (needs gray primer)
• All bedrooms and upstairs hall: ICI 821 Honey Moon
• Upstairs bathrooms: ICI 815 Natural White
• All trim, whole house: ICI 815 Natural White