“I like for each room in a home to have its very own unique identity and an inviting warmth to it,” Erickson said. “The accents and furnishings then help pull it all together to help give you sense of peace and harmony in the space.”
Residents: Chris Erickson and Kristin Tench Erickson, 6-month-old Max, and dog Ruby. He is a general contractor, and she works for Georgia-Pacific.
Location: Candler Park
Size: 1,575 square feet, three bedrooms, two baths, separate garage and office studio
Year built/bought: 1928/2016
Architectural style: Craftsman bungalow with modern updates
Midcentury modern furnishings mix with salvaged finds in the living room. The turquoise tweed sectional from Joybird contrasts with the salvaged tool chests Chris Erickson and Kristin Tench Erickson bought at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market. The drum light suspended above the sectional is from West Elm. Photo captions by Marena Galluccio/Fast Copy News Service
Favorite architectural elements: The original exposed ceiling joists in the kitchen, the front porch, columns and original pine beadboard ceiling.
Project consultants: Chris Erickson was the designer, architect and builder for the renovation; cabinets by Oscar Nunez of North Georgia Trimwork; honed granite countertops from Atlanta Kitchen
Renovations: They reconfigured the bathrooms, removed interior walls for a more open floor plan, added a back screened-in porch, updated the front porch and refurbished the garage and second-floor studio. He estimated that doing the work himself cost about $85,000, but likely saved about $25,000.
The enclosed back porch was added by Chris Erickson during the renovation. The gray-and-orange sofa is from Bellacor.com and matches the orange chairs from Amazon. The round glass side table is from Ikea. The flooring is Brazilian ipe wood.
Interior design style: Transitional
Favorite outdoor elements: The rear screened porch with exposed V-groove pine ceilings and cedar-framed screens on a barn door-style track.
Resources: Furniture from Joybird, West Elm, Ikea, Bellacor, Amazon and Hayneedle.com. Lighting from The Home Depot and Sundance. Tile and glass accessories from Specialty Tile Products, Dixie Glasshoppers and Atlanta Kitchen. Plumbing hardware and appliances by Hansgrohe and Samsung. Flooring from Authentic Pine Floors, PlushRugs.com and HistoricFlooring.com. Antiques from Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, Scott Antique Market and eBay. Accessories by West Elm, Lowe's, eBay, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie and Target.
The detached garage was original to the house and a selling point for the Candler Park bungalow, even though it needed extensive rehabilitation.
Decor tip: Shop high and low. Erickson said they were careful about their splurges. "We tried to be very patient in our purchases as well," he said. "We spent many Sunday mornings on the internet searching for products."