A Mid-Century Family Home in Berkeley

Designer Regan Baker Creates Practical & Stylish Spaces with an Eco-Friendly Approach

A Mid-Century Family Home in Berkley | Interior Design by Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design | Photography by Photo Designs by Odessa | Modern Sanctuary | Entry | Modern Entry | Kitchen | Modern Kitchen | Mid-Century Kitchen | Lighting
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02/13/2017

This 2,200 square foot home had a quirky floor plan that didn’t fit its owners needs. What it did have, however, were good bones and a gorgeous setting, so it made sense for this family of four to undertake a major makeover to create a home that was more livable and modern. With two young kids, smart storage solutions were high on the list of priorities as well as an eco-friendly approach to consider the husband’s allergies and their desire for a healthy family home. That’s where Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design came to the rescue. “The family wanted to create a home that was inviting, playful, comfortable, yet modern and practical,” says Regan. “The mother’s father is a jockey who used to ride professionally, so she wanted a comfortable, ranch feel.

“The triangular entry was opened up to create a better visual connection between the dining and living room. To increase organization storage opportunities, we converted an existing wood burning pizza oven (given the clients weren’t huge pizza fans) into a kid’s closet, open bookshelf and linen closet. We also reworked the bathrooms creating a more modern and open layout. Our clients love being outdoors, and also love art given the views of the bay (all 3 bridges), the floor to ceiling doors act as art to frame the beautiful views of the bay.

“We also had to ensure that all finishes were eco-friendly to support a healthy home. For example, all finishes and cabinets are water-based and the floor stain is a natural oil base.”

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 “Clean details, such as a simple floor to ceiling door casing added a modern feel to the space. Another overriding theme is the use of wood (specifically walnut) to get that mid-century vibe.”

Entry Bench: HD Buttercup

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 “With two young boys, and a dad who’s not a fan of clutter, our clients wanted a visual connection between the public spaces as well as the outdoors to keep a close eye on outdoor play, while also providing a space that could easily house toys, display art and views of the bay at the same time.”

A Mid-Century Family Home in Berkley | Interior Design by Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design | Photography by Photo Designs by Odessa | Modern Sanctuary | Living Space | Mid-Century Living Space | Great Room | Mid-Century Great Room | Seating | Modern Seating | Lighting | Modern Lighting | Fireplace | Modern Fireplace | Stone Fireplace
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“We did a floating media console and shelves to the right of the fireplace, and a floating bench on the left. The bench allows for additional seating. The floating media console hides all of the TV components with a custom sliding door.”

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“The existing fireplace was wood paneled. To modernize it and to bring in the rustic ranch / modern feel, we used a floor to ceiling stone finish to increase the height of the space visually.”

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“Creating texture with floor to ceiling tile and stone, while accentuating the view with floor to ceiling windows added a more casual yet modern design aesthetic.”

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Bold, graphic artwork and mid-century details create an inviting dining space. Sliding doors open up to the back porch making for the perfect indoor/outdoor space for entertaining.

Vases: RH

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 The wood tones help to warm up the white walls, countertops and upper cabinetry.

Cabinetry: Huggy Bear

A Mid-Century Family Home in Berkley | Interior Design by Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design | Photography by Photo Designs by Odessa | Modern Sanctuary | Kitchen | Modern Kitchen | Mid-Century Kitchen | Lighting | Kitchen Island | White Tile Backsplash
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A Mid-Century Family Home in Berkley | Interior Design by Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design | Photography by Photo Designs by Odessa | Modern Sanctuary | Kitchen | Modern Kitchen | Mid-Century Kitchen | Lighting | Kitchen Island
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Our design philosophy is to create modern, clean, inviting and livable spaces that the entire family can enjoy.  Regan Baker

A Mid-Century Family Home in Berkley | Interior Design by Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design | Photography by Photo Designs by Odessa | Modern Sanctuary | Bedroom | Kid's Bedroom | Bedding
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“Throughout this house, clever storage such as open shelves and built-ins allows both kids and parents to be organized.”

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We truly believe that GOOD design is not just a stylish home, but a process that is joyous and rewarding.  Regan Baker

Meet the designer Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design
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Designing Casual Modern Spaces that are Personal & Family-Friendly.

Regan Baker Design is a full service interior design and styling company in the San Francisco Bay area. We transform ordinary homes into spaces that reflect your personality and lifestyle. Our passion for design and happy clients is reflected in our solution driven process that leaves the headaches to us and allows you to focus on the most important aspects of your life: family, friends and career.

Our Approach

We truly believe HOME should be a place that encourages, delights and provides a backdrop for you to flourish which is why our design solutions are casual modern, personal + heartfelt. We truly believe that GOOD design is not just a stylish home, but a process that is joyous and rewarding. We love getting to know our clients, they become our extended family! So, whether you’re on your second home or buying your first, we’d love to go on this journey with you!

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