This bright and modern home is actually made out of shipping containers

When newlyweds Tyler and Hannah Bright set out to build their life together, they took the task quite literally. Determined to create a space that would be both good for them and the world at large, the duo decided to craft a 2,500-square-foot home out of five shipping containers. Several years and a lot of willpower later, their once work-in-progress is a stunningly modern delight that puts a new spin on thinking inside the box.
Expansive windows and a contemporary exterior lead to a bright and airy space within, decorated with mid-century modern flair. Tucked just west of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the finished abode offers a spacious layout personally tailored to the couple’s growing family of two young daughters, two cats and a dog. Unique touches, such as a vintage office door leading to the mudroom, infuse the home with character throughout, and sneaky hidden storage conceals televisions and electronics to maintain a clean profile.
The home’s entryway leads into a small but efficient mudroom, complete with a washer/dryer with a customized wooden surround and a vintage 1940s sink cabinet restored with a mint lacquer. A sleek Ikea cabinet offers ample storage with a low-profile design.
In the dining room, a table, chairs and china cabinet set found on Craigslist was restored to its original luster through lots of labor and a professional staining and sealing job. The vintage china cabinet is stocked with goodies from a similar era, such as colorful Pyrex bowls and a collection of salt-and-pepper shakers.
Opposite the dining set is a coffee bar, decorated with a retro wall hanging and touches of greenery. A George Nelson bubble lamp hangs above, tying together the Mad Men-era aesthetic.
The kitchen’s high-gloss white Ikea cabinets offer a sleek background for industrial-style lamps and laboratory stools, serving as seating at the bar. Recessed lighting illuminates dishes behind smoked-glass cabinets and above the sink, set against a pale green tile backsplash.
A custom stone fireplace surround adds depth and texture to the living room, including a hidden cut-out to stow the flat-screen television. The Brights added mid-century legs to their reclaimed wood coffee table, complemented by a vintage entertainment cabinet and sleek modern artwork. A blue sofa lends a pop of color and a comfy place to gather.
Situated on the first floor next to the dining room, the master suite takes up the length of one 40-foot container. A display cabinet in the bedroom conceals wires and TV components while showing off collectables from the couple’s 4,500-mile road trip to California. Vintage accents include a globe and planter sourced at garage sales, an antique dresser and a Herman Miller chair found in an abandoned trailer.
Flora and fauna – from botanicals to kitty cats and deer – adorn the nursery. In step with the rest of the home, a mid-century chair offers a cozy place to sit and read, and a contemporary golden mobile hangs above a minimal crib.

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