Collection by Jaime Gillin

A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington


This classic mid-century modern home in Lakewood, Washington, had great "bones" that had been compromised by subsequent remodels. The bathrooms were dated, the hallway was gloomy, and the kitchen was practically non-functional. DeForest Architects opened up walls, updated finishes, and created a kitchen centered around what the residents call "the mother of all islands." Click through our slideshow, with photos by Ben Benschneider, to see a fresh, updated 2,400 square foot home that honors its mid-century roots.

New doors and windows and a simplified palette lend the master bedroom—which retains the lines of the original...
A bank of cabinets was replaced with a wall of glass, flooding the main hall with natural light and opening it to the...
Ikea cabinets were combined with durable work surfaces and personal touches like a chalkboard wall.
In the kids' bathroom, a colorful custom vanity complements the clean, white palette.
The master bath provides a serene getaway with lots of natural light, a generous soaking tub and custom cabinets from...