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Salmon Project

From Vintage to Vanguard: Creating a Contemporary Haven for the Salmons

The Salmons, known for their artistic flair and passionate spirits, desired a transformation that would reflect their vibrant personalities. Tasked with the mission to revamp a dated 1970s home into a contemporary haven, DorianBahr was poised to blend bold creativity with modern design principles.

Embracing the Spirit of Transformation

Acknowledging the 1970s architecture, DorianBahr saw an opportunity to harness the unique characteristics of the era while infusing modern aesthetics that echo the youthful exuberance of the Salmons. The approach was to preserve the charm of the period while stripping away any elements that felt outdated or cumbersome.

Crafting Contemporary Spaces

At the core of the transformation was the drive to create open, fluid spaces that foster creativity and social interaction, aligning perfectly with the Salmons’ lifestyle. Walls were removed to establish a more open floor plan, promoting a seamless flow between living, dining, and creative spaces. This not only made the home feel larger and more welcoming but also enhanced its functionality as a canvas for artistic expression.

Modern Materials and Bold Accents

The use of modern materials played a pivotal role in defining the new ambience of the home. Sleek, sustainable materials such as recycled glass countertops and bamboo flooring were selected not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their environmental ethos. Bold, vibrant colors were applied strategically throughout the home to reflect the Salmons’ dynamic personalities and artistic tendencies. Each room features a combination of neutral tones punctuated by bold accent colors, creating spaces that are both energizing and comfortable.

Artistic Touches and Custom Features

To further personalize the space, DorianBahr integrated custom artistic features that resonate with the Salmons’ creative and passionate nature. This included bespoke art installations, unique light fixtures, and custom-made furniture that serve as functional art pieces. The inclusion of state-of-the-art studio space allowed the Salmons to pursue their artistic endeavors in the comfort of their home, showcasing DorianBahr’s commitment to tailor spaces to the homeowner’s needs.

Outdoor Connection

Recognizing the importance of outdoor living, DorianBahr redesigned the exterior spaces to serve as extensions of the interior. This integration ensures a harmonious transition from indoor to outdoor, featuring contemporary landscaping, comfortable seating areas, and spaces designed for outdoor art installations.

Conclusion: A Personalized Contemporary Retreat

The transformation of the Salmons’ 1970s home by DorianBahr successfully converted a once outdated space into a vibrant, contemporary retreat tailored to their youthful and artistic personalities. The home now stands as a testament to how thoughtful design can reflect and enhance the way we live, work, and create, making it not just a house, but a source of inspiration and a true home for the Salmons.


Kitchen & Master Bath Remodel


Phyllis & Bill Salmon


Fall 2017


July 2, 2017



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