When Patrick Thompson, owner of the Detroit-based design firm that shares his namesake, needed a renovation for his home, he already had the team to get it done. Built in 1962, his Bloomfield Hills residence went practically untouched for decades, and while it had an ample footprint, the layout was awkward. "The sizes of the rooms were either a bit too large or a bit to small and there were quite a few of odd transition spaces between rooms," Thompson said. "We had to be creative with furniture layouts and groupings and the way the spaces were used."
Throughout the interior, the home's midcentury past is honored. Many of the elements are original, including a built-in fireplace in the living room. Vintage furniture is matched with more modern appliances for a renovation that feels like an homage to the past, while also considering the home's function in the future.