A Loud and Proud Atomic Penthouse

This spring I had the opportunity to stage and photograph a remodeled attic turned Atomic Penthouse for Michael Hodgin of Coleman Creek Construction. It was a quick effort using a combination of Michael's furniture and belongings and inventory from Gold Dust Goods. His design inspiration was this 50's pinball machine, which he incorporated throughout. This is the first view you see coming up the stairs from the front door.

From the kitchen looking down the front entrance. The natural lighting in the entryway is creating the illusion of floating cubbies—happy accident! Hung above the bar caddy is a 1950’s British Transit Route Sign from Gold Dust Goods. We have several available in our etsy shop, all one of a kind!

The perfect reading nook. Michael had some personal items he wanted incorporated into this project like the photo on the wall of his great grandparents. I love the history it adds to an otherwise very mod space.

The bedroom gets the best light in the penthouse. The flooring is another riff off the pinball palette. Initially I thought the bold and varied colors would be tricky to work with but they gave me the freedom to have a looser, more playful approach with styling.

From the bedroom looking out. I’ll betcha that bathroom barn door was salvaged from another construction project.

Small bathrooms are tricky to photograph, but his floor to ceiling tile choice--so fun!

Kitchen counter styling first, much thanks to Michael’s epic Fiesta Ware collection.

The stairway to it all. That chrome tread steel plate?! I guess when you remodel other peoples dream homes for a living you really let loose on personal projects. I know I would!

Working with Michael was a pleasure. His clever use of a nostalgic pinball machine to inspire the entire design of this space is proof that anything can be a jumping point to designing a room, storefront or entire house. Click here to find out more about >> Coleman Creek Construction

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