Wall-to-wall shag carpeting — like Sarah used in the living room of her round house — was hugely popular during the 1960s and 1970s. In the height this decorating trend, shag carpeting could easily be found in a variety of bright colors. Today, however, due in great part to the color-averse mainstream, finding bold colors of shag carpeting isn’t easy. That’s why we were thrilled when Sarah told us her source, Shaw Carpet’s Disney Magic Shag line. Above: The photo from our exclusive interview with Emily Morrow, head of design for Shaw, on the history of wall-to-wall carpet. Heck yeah there is more →
Since moving into her round house, Sarah has been searching for more information about Gilbert Spindel, the architect who designed her “Geodesica.” In her search, she has found quite a bit about Spindel from scouring the web, finding vintage home plan books and magazines, and receiving some information from other Geodesica owners. This included a tip from reader Cathy, who shared scans of the round house design that she found in an old magazine with Sarah. Sarah was then able to track down a copy of the magazine on ebay and add it to her collection. Thank you, Cathy!!!
Our recent tour of Sarah’s round house promised a closer look at her gorgeous purple bathroom — but Sarah’s lavender lavatory has not always looked so polished. When she first bought her round house, the bathroom was in dirty disrepair. Luckily, Sarah could see beyond the grime and fell in love — thus beginning her careful restoration. She found a toilet seat in the perfect shade of purple, had her “perma-dirty” original purple tub cleaned and coated in a clear gloss and even had the counter top coated in purple to match the tub. Read more about her experience engaging Miracle Method (vs. other recoaters) and see lots more of her pretty purple potty –>Heck yeah there is more →
Be prepared to get your groove on, folks. When we took a look last year at Sarah’s creative front porch makeover on her vintage round house, there was a big call to see the inside. At the time, Sara was still busy cleaning, painting, restoring and decorating. But now — with the aid of photographer friend Michael Frugé — Sarah is ready to give us the tour. 35 photos! Heck yeah there is more →