Before & After: A Remodel Saves a ’40s Home With an ’80s Identity Crisis

Drawing Room Architecture reinvigorates a clashing Melbourne home with paint, custom cabinetry, and cohesive lighting.

When Drawing Room Architecture first walked through this Melbourne home, it was a mash-up of Arts and Crafts tradition with playful Memphis details, thanks to a 1989 remodel of the original 1940s structure.

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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