Before & After: Raw and Refined Materials Bring Harmony to a Jumbled California Home

Colossus Mfg. revives the living areas and backyard of a Sacramento residence with contrasting colors and materials.
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When designers Christina Valencia and Kele Dobrinski of Colossus Mfg. first toured Dea and Sean Gallinger’s 1950s ranch home in Sacramento, California, they were awestruck by the number of unfinished DIY projects throughout the interior rooms and the outdoor spaces. "They’d started each one with gusto, but then decision paralysis—and life with two young children—set in," Valencia says. 

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Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.