as seen in architectural digest

1967 FIXER

Over a period of 7 years, Laura Arledge (Designer and Founder of State) and her husband Scott (Builders Craft Construction) transformed their 1967 raised ranch from an 80s-remodeled, appendaged over time, faux painted, rainbow-tile-in-bedrooms, resemblance of a mid-century charmer, back to its original glory and then some. The overly distracting walls and flooring were wiped clean to a neutral, crisp palette, highlighting the 17ft moss rock wall with double-sided fireplace and serving as a backdrop for their rotating curation of furniture and art (including a weaving installation climbing the corner of the Family Room ceiling by local artist Sarah Neubert, prints by Brooke Holm, Martine Johanna, Robin Eley, Joan Miro, and some of her own art).

The earthy palette is full of texture; a cozy reading area with a cream-colored Arne Norell canvas Safari Chair sits on a plush sheepskin and is illuminated by a caramel- colored Luigi Massoni 1970s table lamp. The reading nook is sandwiched between an open Living Room (with a Jan Ekselius Etcetera Lounge Chair and a 1970s chocolate channel-tufted sofa) and the Dining Room—anchored with a cream and black-rimmed 1950s enamel Anvia Counterbalance light delicately suspended over the top of a black dining table with cognac leather and tube steel cantilever chairs. But what really stops you in your tracks is the dark, majestic portrait at the end of the room (“Black”) by artist Aykut Aydogdu.

dining room

Aykut Aydogdu's masterpiece, 'Black', takes center stage in the dining room.

Then + Now



A chopped-up kitchen was transformed into a modern mid-century inspired test-kitchen with a vastly improved work triangle and a dark charcoal wet bar nestled into the rock wall (the niche originally housed a cramped range and oven). Large stainless appliances and a boxed-out range hood and refrigerator/freezer cabinetry surround were designed to draw your eye up, to balance out the scale of the rock wall and original vaulted beam ceilings.


To start the project, Laura crafted a physical mood board that embodied the desired atmosphere for their home.


interior design, furniture, art curation : state.
photography : davin lindwall at childe, state.
videography : childe
location : fort collins, colorado