I think this is the first time I'm sharing these pictures with you. This room was completed awhile back.
I don't have any "before" pictures of this space but I do have progress shots I'll share below. This family room is in an old, stately stone Tudor house located in a gorgeous main line neighborhood.
Our mission for the room was to make it fun, colorful and comfortable for a family of six. They're huge sports fans (hockey is their fave) and there is a ginormous TV to host family and friends and watch all kinds of sporting events. The original trim throughout the home was stained oak. You can see the original trim below to the left. I suggested we paint all the trim, fireplace, windows and interior doors of this room a high gloss black to keep it sophisticated and the walls white for a beautiful neutral back drop.
Here are the french doors painted high gloss. This was back in 2014 now its most definitely on trend as I told my client we were way ahead of our time:)
There are two gorgeous large windows in this room that were also painted a rich black.
It was a STUNNING transformation. Loved it. It also helped make the TV disappear in between the two large freshly painted windows. The color scheme we chose was black, blue and white and pops of orange and pink. My client wanted FUN, not stuffy for her kids so that was what we went for! There is a TON of seating in this space which I love. You can have a large group in here and there are so many places to sit you would never have to run to another room to grab a chair (those with large family parties know exactly what I'm talking about). We chose a sectional and two chairs by CR Laine , a pair of x- benches, two ottomans and two chippendale chairs flanking a console table. All pieces had to have durable fabrics. The sectional is covered in a gray sunbrella and the other pieces in very durable fabrics as well. Here's a good look at the room
sectional and chairs by CR Laine
coffee table by oomph
side table Noir
sconces Visual Comfort
Here I go again with another before and after ... no matter how hard I try to blog about all these awesome decorating ideas I have in my head I just never get around to writing about them... someday.
So I hope you enjoy these little before and after updates! Here's a quick refresh of a teenage boy's room.
I have a client who I adore working with and when she asked me to refresh her son's room I was pretty excited. I'm rarely asked to do a guy's room...I think boys are typically too sloppy or just don't care even the slightest about their surroundings.
I can relate I have a few of those living in my house:)
Anyway -- here is the before of this teen's room. Classic boy.
Here is the after
So... what did we do? We repainted the whole room london fog by Benjamin Moore and added a wall of Thibaut wallpaper to add a little texture/industrial feel to the space. I actually wanted to purchase the faux wood stick on pieces from West Elm but they don't sell them any longer. I know where to source them but frankly I was going to get the same look with this wallpaper -- and it was much easier to apply:) ha! We took down the loft bed and created a custom navy headboard with a gray linen welt (that fit perfectly) to coordinate with this fabulous West Elm bedding and custom pillows. We also placed the bed close to the wall so we could leave some open space in the middle of the room for his friends to hang out on the floor and play xbox. We removed the posters and sporadic artwork and added a few new fresh art pieces to give it a bit of a coastal feel. We added under the bed storage for his collections, a new desk with hutch and black floating shelves ----which for some reason I did not take pictures of:( We combined both gray walls and wallpaper with the current beige carpet (which will be changed out at a later date) and beige/white washed modern furniture. The overall feel of the room is kind of beachy/"west-elmy" I purchased a lot of items excluding the furniture from them... we have to get our inspiration from somewhere, right? We didn't spend a whole lot of money yet created a fresh new look for this young teen! Before
Last time we met I shared a living room transformation with you if you missed it you can go here.
We also renovated this client's kitchen.
I wanted to share the official before and afters with you.
It was so fun to work on and I love how it all turned out.
Here is how the kitchen looks today
Here is where we started
It was a pretty simple layout change. We removed the peninsula and added a free standing island in the center of the room.
We knocked down the wall across from the sink and relocated the refrigerator to the cabinet wall across from the oven.
Instead of removing the window on the left side of the kitchen we decided to keep it so we could have the natural light and added a window seat with storage below. I just love window seats in a kitchen.
The counter tops were replaced with carrara marble and white shaker style cabinets and subway tile were selected for a timeless look.
So I worked on this house many, many moons ago but just went back to photograph the home and work on a few more updates. I've posted about this space before but it was so long ago I'm not sure where to even find it on this blog:)
To make a long story short we re-configured a living room, dining room and kitchen... knocking walls down and making the first floor feel more open and spacious for a family of four kids.
Here is the before of the living room
I know its not a good shot.
It has some over-sized furniture and yellow walls but fabulous windows letting in lots of natural light...so my thought was to really draw the eye to the beautiful floor to ceiling windows (they are actually sliders but they have so many doors in the back of the house they don't ever use these).
Good thing for us.
We were going for a casual, relaxed California vibe but with a bit of color and east coast symmetry:)
Here is the here and now.
To be honest I'm SHOCKED everything looks this fabulous ... it's been over three years.
If this were my house??? Forget about it. My dog and my five year old --- Total wrecking machines. For the photographs we moved some things around and her oomph coffee table is actually on order. I used mine for the pictures.
The beautiful Serena and Lily chairs were placed in front of the windows to allow as much natural light in as possible and because of the high contrast of the navy stripe on the white chairs your eye just goes to it.