Period Kitchens: The ’50s and ’60s

50s kitchen

The ’50s and 60’s kitchen was all about “modern conveniences” and new manufactured finishes that made the latest looks more affordable for a growing post-war family.  The look was sleek, with minimal ornamentation and increasing use of wood veneers, laminates … Read more

Period Perfect Kitchen: the 1940s

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If you have a 1940s house, it most likely falls into one of two categories: Pre-War or Post-War.

The 1940s pre-War kitchen borrowed from the ’30s with its cheerful prints and focus on white, sanitary spaces.

The post-War kitchen benefited … Read more

Celebrating Saul Zaik

(This kitchen was restored by Arciform for the owners of the Feldman House, a home built by architect Saul Zaik in the ’50s that is considered a quintessential example of the Northwest Regional Modernism style.)

One of the pleasures (and … Read more

Behind the Scenes at our Mid-Century Marvel Shoot

Getting a home ready to be photographed after the renovation is complete is an art form all its own. We recently had the pleasure of working with stylist Shannon Quimby and photographer Shannon Butler (of Photo Art Portraits), who … Read more

Letting the Light In

We recently ran across this post from a client who used us to restore and replace a wall of glass windows in a gorgeous mid-century home by architect Frank Shell.

Here’s an excerpt from his description of the window … Read more

Mid-Century Mahogany

Sometimes you uncover amazing materials in a home restoration… materials that demand to not only be lovingly restored, but honored with new design elements that tie the new and the old into a cohesive whole. That’s what happened when we … Read more