Tagged : mid-century

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Drum roll please – Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as their color of the year.

Over the past couple years, bold colors on walls have become common place in designer magazines and new model homes. Bucking the old guidance of using bland, light hues to make rooms look larger. Deep greens, rich reds and even soft blacks are used in even the smallest spaces. This year, Pantone has chosen a fresh Classic Blue to inspire homeowners and designers in 2020.

Classic Blue is just what it sounds like – a classic. Think of your favorite sneaker or school binder and you’ll be right on track. Described as a calming, familiar azure, Classic Blue is an uncomplicated, straightforward tone intended to provide a “neutral” backdrop for modern color palates and urban

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HOMEBUYERS’ ADVICE | Loving the Ranch-style Home

All housing reflects the culture and the economics of their day, and the ranch-style home of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s is a symbol of post-World War II prosperity and an icon of the space age.

The mid-century saw the first real sprawl in communities away from town centers, made accessible by the increasingly affordable family car aided by President Eisenhower’s new highways. Land was plentiful, so most of these single-story or split-level homes are situated on comparatively large lots, with kid-friendly front and back yards.

These homes were designed as machines for living, with streamlined designs of the space age. Ranch homes were easy and quick to build, and a snap to remodel, as most

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