Magazine article Sunset

Next Stop, Yesterland: Obsessed with Retro Style, This Arizona Couple Found a House to Match

Magazine article Sunset

Next Stop, Yesterland: Obsessed with Retro Style, This Arizona Couple Found a House to Match

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MATTHEW AND JENNIFER HIBBARD'S house hunt started with a coffee-table book. While flipping through Alan Hess's The Ranch House a few years ago, the Scottsdale couple were inspired to explore the 1960s tracts of the city's Village Grove neighborhood. Driving around, they came upon a house for sale, nearly obscured by overgrown shrubbery. "There was a huge dumpster in the driveway, and inside, junk everywhere--you could barely see the floor," Matthew says. The house turned out to be already under contract, but when the deal fell through, the Hibbards stepped in. Being on a tight budget, they did most of the rehab work themselves--redoing floors, fixtures, walls, and ceilings--and then decorated with a mix of new and secondhand pieces. The result? A storybook ending.

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Living room/entry

"We wanted a 1960s vibe, but with our own take on it," says Matthew, who painted an entry wall lime green (above, Valspar Ultra Premium City Chartreuse) and installed indoor-outdoor pebble floors. Jennifer found the Danish-modern coffee table on eBay, the Cado wall unit (above) on Craigslist, and the side table/planter at an antiques mall for $40. New items include a Crate and Barrel sofa and a flock of Etsy pillows.

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Kitchen/den/dining

Jennifer found the Silestone quartz countertop (above, www.silestoneusa.com) online, never seeing it in person. It arrived a perfect fit for the multiuse room--literally and stylistically. Though she says she's "very bargain-oriented," the occasional splurge creeps in: for instance, these new bubble chairs for $995 each from Room Service in Los Angeles (right, roomservicestore. …

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