House Tour | Claire Zinnecker

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From commercial and event space to product design and home interiors, Claire Zinnecker does it all! Of course, her house is no exception. We are lucky enough to tour her adorable 1930’s bungalow that’s filled with fun furniture, products Claire designed herself, and a couple of cute pups (Monte and Emma) to guide the way!

To keep costs to a minimum, Claire decorated with found objects and products she created herself, like the leather-hanging shelf. We can’t imagine where she found the various scissors (some look for ye olden days!), but the look achieved is beautiful and has a clear designer stamp to it.

Hat aficionados are constantly stumped by the classic question- where do you store them all? Well Claire dreamed up a solution: right above the bed! Both functional and decorative, the texture of these hats punctuate the crisp lines of the sheets below. While we are drawn to the hats, the DIY hanging sconces beside also vie for our love.

From hanging sconces to perched sconces, the theme is consistent: Emphasis on Modern Mid-Century Chic. Just look at the office room. The chair and table legs hint at mid-century modern while the patterns and color palate scream 2016 and beyond!

Now onto the dining room. Here we find all the charm of the home’s bungalow roots with updated bronze and gold accents. Claire is known for her love of metallic in client designs so it’s no surprise they are featured prominently in her own home.

Most likely Monte and Emma’s favorite room, for the sole reason that food might drop, is the kitchen. It happens to be our favorite room in the bungalow too- partly for the Pure White counters, partly because of Claire’s signature design style. To stay within her budget, she used simple birch ply cut and painted it to resemble wood planks and maple ply for the cabinetry!

As another budget friendly addition, Claire eliminated the need for tile by running Caesarstone 4 inches up the backsplash.

Now, you may have noticed the copper dishwasher. We sure did. Where can we find this and how soon can it be delivered you ask? Well, as it turns out, the dishwasher is run-of-the-mill – Claire simply glued a copper panel to the front! Clever and budget friendly.

Even the smallest details have Claire’s signature – the brass cabinet pulls, the plethora of metallic, the simple light bulb – all styled to a T. 

Every space has been planned out with a beautiful blend of old and new. We’re heading out to the flea market this weekend! To create a Scandinavian- farm look, Claire used ply to create an inexpensive shelf and an antique sink that adds a custom vibe to the space.

Holy gallery wall, Batman! This wall gives us frame envy – I mean, did you see the frame in frame (Inception style)? Utilizing the white wall in empty frames is a genius way to break up a gallery wall and ensure the whole space is easy on the eye.

We can’t wait to see what designs Claire has in mind for the future – we hope more gallery walls.

Thanks for having us over Claire (and Monte & Emma)!

Photographer: Molly Winters

For more house tours: Christian May  | ROBERT KERR architecture design

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