Cool & Cozy Home 70s Style ‘Sunken’ Living Room

Cool & Cozy Home 70s Style ‘Sunken’ Living Room

With one child and pregnant with their second, Erin and Creighton Barrett were looking for more space for their family and sufficient space for their work. Erin is a fiber artist, textile designer, and interior designer while her husband Creighton is the drummer for the Band of Horses.

They were lucky to find a magnificent 3600-square foot house in Charleston, South Carolina. They loved the house especially because it had a 70s style ‘sunken’ living room, something Creighton has always dreamed of.

At the time of purchase, however, the now colorful and cool home needed a lot of renovations. But they managed to transform it to what it is today.

Entrance of the house
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And they don’t shy away from revealing that replacing all the flooring in the house was their biggest indulgence. That wasn’t really necessary because the flooring was in great condition. They just didn’t like the fact that everything was dark and really masked the beauty of the space.

So they decided to lighten up the floors, which instantly transformed the look of the house from outdated to modern and bright.

The home features large open space and high ceilings. These create an awesome place to host a small get together or a dinner party.

The sliding glass doors open out onto an expansive deck overlooking a small lake. The view is impressive. It looks spectacular in the early summer and fall.

 Erin and Creighton with their child
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Grey L-shaped sofa in the living room
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Cozy patio
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Round coffee table and two chairs on the patio
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Dining area on the patio
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Outside wall with grey tiles
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The home radiates a blend of décor styles – bohemian, mid-century modern, and minimalist styles. It features tasteful furniture pieces, like the Adelaide Sofa from Gus Modern. Your eye can’t miss the gold handprint. It is from Celadon while the “Work Hard and Be Nice To People” Print is a product of Schoolhouse Electric.

Another remarkable feature in the living room is the gold side table, which was found at Target. The TV room features a Hamilton Leather Sofa from West Elm and a Midnight Blue Velvet Kendall Sofa from World Market.

Other remarkable furniture pieces in the TV room include a France&Son Mid Century Modern Micheil Tufted Armchair and TV Stand from a thrift shop. You can’t fail to notice the Studio Floor Lamp. It is from Schoolhouse Electric.

Entryway decor
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Beautiful lliving room decor
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Adelaide Sofa from Gus Modern
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Wooden coffee table
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Surfing boards
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Dining area
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Spacious dining room
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Large round mirror above the leather sofa
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Large potted plants in the TV room
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Record player and many records in the TV room
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Mid Century Modern Micheil Tufted Armchair
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Stepping into the master bedroom, you are greeted by an accent wall painted in “Ebony Field” by Valspar. The headboard is Creighton’s DIY project. The brass sconces are from Cedar & Moss while the brass wall hanging is the work of Electric Sun Creatives.

The Tasseled Chandelier is Justina Blakeney for Anthropologie. The curtains and curtain rod are from West Elm, same as the Metal Framed Round Wall Mirror. Your eye can’t miss the yellow hand towels. They are from World Market.

And the custom-made shower curtain by Suite 33 can’t go unmentioned. The younger child’s bedroom is a soothing sanctuary. The walls of the older child’s room are painted in “Coral Reef” by Valspar.

Master bedroom with an accent wall painted in "Ebony Field"
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Large calendar in the bedroom
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Wooden headboard and patterned pillows on the bed
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Mid-century modern side table
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The Tasseled Chandelier is Justina Blakeney for Anthropologie
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The curtains and curtain rod are from West Elm
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The Metal Framed Round Wall Mirror is West Elm. The yellow hand towels are from World Market.
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 The shower curtain is custom made by Suite 33.
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White bath tub
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A beautiful kids bedroom interior
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Small drum set for a kid
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Air baloon as a chandelier
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"Happy" sign abive the changing station
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A wallpaper with black cacti prints
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The walls are painted in "Coral Reef" by Valspar.
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Sunny's bedroom
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Colorful kids bedroom
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Framed print art of Charleston
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The yellow loveseat in the playroom is a thrift store find. The play kitchen is from IKEA, the rug from RugsUSA, and the llama is from Pottery Barn.

Erin runs her company, Sunwoven, from the home studio. And there is a small sunroom that also doubles as a drum set, cat, and chair room.

Overall, the home is not only family-friendly but also totally inspirational.

Playroom interior
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Cozy yellow sofa in the playroom
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The rug is from RugsUSA and the play kitchen is from IKEA.
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The llama was found at Pottery Barn.
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Home studio
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Home studio decor
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Small sunroom
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A drum set
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Colorful yarns
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Home studio
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