These bears add flair to their Decatur dollhouse

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If you're going to renovate your ranch and add 50 percent more space, of course you need to install a pool built for entertaining. But animal kitsch? Ugh.

The gays sure like their animal-themed accessories. And Decatur couple Michael Bush and Johnny Mitchell made sure to include plenty – hey there, cow rug in the fireplace room and cow painting in the laundry – as they updated, expanded and otherwise remade their 1952 home last year. Think contemporary flair with a splash of silver paint, distressed yet modern, they tell the AJC's Private Quarters.

Michael Bush and Johnny Mitchell knocked down walls and opened up the interior during a nearly yearlong renovation to their Decatur home. The kitchen, dining room and living room combine to form a great room in the 1952 ranch, which was renovated last year and has many modern touches.

And crosses, art and magnets. A wall for each, actually. Two decades of stuff collected on scores of international trips has to go somewhere, after all. Lots of dolls, too. Mitchell, a hairdresser, makes them.

But let's not overlook the masks, which hang in the master bedroom. Ranch with a touch of kink. Nice. But the best part of their home is nearby. It's the master bathroom, which comes complete with a gorgeous freestanding tub, chandelier and this:

The reflected sunlight casts rainbows around the room and into the master bedroom, homeowner Michael Bush said.

Rainbows, masks included!

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