Amy Butler Home in Granville, Ohio

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Amy Butler Home

Above: Amy and David Butler’s living room featuring a Steelcase sofa and Vladimir Kagan’s Contour rocker, named by ELLE Decor as one of the 10 most riveting rockers.

Amy Butler is well known as a fabric designer, but she first wrote a Chronicle home design book with her husband David Butler, called “Found Style: Vintage Ideas for Modern Living”.

Their abode, which will be featured later this year in Blueprint, is a 1969 George J. Stegmiller post and beam, perched on a steep hill with amazing views. The upstairs is their home, the lower level serves as a studio. David describes their style as “kinda modern-organic-primitive”. He photographed their home for an upcoming book “Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern: A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle”. A preview of some of those images are below.

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Amy Butler Home

David writes about their Mulhauser Plycraft chair (above):

“I had the vinyl redone in a really nice soft leather. My father had that exact chair when I was growing up in Pittsburgh, so when I found another, complete with the arm patina, I was quick to jump on it.”

Top left: chair found in Springfield Ohio. Top right: sofa covered in Amy Butler’s fabric. Above: Arcadia sofas from Room and Board. Sadly no longer in production — at least not available on the website.

Amy Butler Home

Above: Dining room with Crate and Barrel’s Jasper Sideboard.

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  1. 09.05.07 mims

    what a cool house! almost makes me want to move back to the midwest and score myself a mcm home to restore.

  2. 12.06.07 — Nikita

    Amy your house is done straight from your heart and original , i think that it is done passionately about your childhood history , all the components in your house put together very well relating to some memories .You are very courageous and thoughtful .

  3. 12.18.07 — Karen Louise (Poppenberg) Fay

    Bravo Amy and David. You have followed your dreams and visions.

  4. 01.07.08 — JoJ

    Love it! So many homes I see on blogs these days are styled to within an inch of their lives. This one is very refreshing.
    Any idea where I can get that poster “breathe new life…” ?

  5. 11.18.08 — Jane Baldwin

    Found style was one of the most riveting books I found by chance and takes a place of honor among my many design books. What makes Granville, OH such a magnet for great stylists? Any chance there is a house tour of homes in the Granville area in Spring 2009? Many thanks for your fine work.

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