Jeff and Paola Roder bought their 1979 mid-century modern home in 2019, after the previous owner, Jason Maynard of JM Construction Consulting Inc., updated and renovated it, giving it a stylish and unique feel. Finishing touches like the irregularly shaped built-in shelves in the family room, the reading nook under the shelves with USB ports to charge devices and the gallery lighting that intentionally highlights art on the walls drew the Roders to their new home.

“Jason did a great job with the house. It’s unbelievable. Every single space he designed here was very thoughtful,” said Paola.

The Roders filled the home with their modern, pop art-inspired style, focusing on primary colors contrasted with black and white patterns.

“I’m very attracted to bright colors,” said Paola. “Black and white tones down all of the brightness. I believe that if you have the black and white in it, it’s going to look cohesive.”

Jeff and Paola’s style also includes pop art pieces, like the prints of art by Andy Warhol in the family room, and bright art like the pieces from Great Big Canvas throughout the space and the Frida Kahlo art in the master bedroom by Heather Felder and Ana Paula Hoppe. Paola also added in her own personal artistic touch by painting the patterned walls that can be found throughout the home with straight stripes of bright color.


Residents: Jeff and Paola Roder and their three dogs, Kali, Lakshimi and Tiger. Jeff is a credit manager at AGCO Finance, and Paola is a designer and interior stylist.

Location: Johns Creek

Size: 2,800 square feet with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms

Year built: 1979

Year bought: 2019

Architectural style: mid-century modern

Favorite architectural elements: High ceilings that make the living spaces feel large and open, large windows for natural light and coffered ceilings in the family room.

Interior design styles: Modern with pop art influences.

Favorite interior design elements: Pop art pieces, modern furniture from Ikea, brightly striped walls painted by Paola and built-in nooks and shelves that make the home unique.

Resources: Furniture and decor from Ikea, Target, Pad and HomeGoods. Art by Natalie Flor Negron, Nick Longenecker, Juan Melo, Liz Haywood, Heather Felder and Ana Paula Hoppe and from Ikea, The Museum of Modern Art, iCanvas, Great Big Canvas and HomeGoods. Lighting from Varaluz.


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