a (ridiculously fabulous) before and after. part one.
It's no secret that we love a good transformation! Whether it's a makeover from head to toe or a killer renovation, we just can't get enough. I still get butterflies when Julia Roberts turns her chair at the bar to see Richard Gere in Pretty Woman! Confession: I STILL want a red dress with a plunging neckline and white gloves!
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Vivian and Edward forever![/caption]
Lucky for us, we get to experience "the makeover effect" often... and nothing makes us happier than a fabulous before and after! A few months ago, Ashley and I met a REALLY fun family of 4 that had purchased a REALLY big project! They sold their home (along with all of their furniture in it) and were about to embark on a renovation house. Have you ever met a couple that you just absolutely knew were meant to be together? THIS is that couple! They are funny, stylish, and have such a sweet chemistry with each other... completely a dream to work with! Ashley and I contemplated for a second that we would just move in with them... they're THAT fun!!
Without further adieu... this is what we started with:
LIVING ROOM: BEFORE
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BEFORE: Dark. Finishes. Everywhere. Everything felt visually heavy in this space... and the awkward windows were, well, awkward.[/caption]
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BEFORE: Cabinetry can be very heavy looking as well, and as symmetry lovers- it drove us bananas that one side had open shelves and the other was dense cabinetry. Not for long... :)[/caption]
LIVING ROOM: AFTER
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Goodbye awkward windows and hello light!! We loved bringing in so much light to this formerly dark room![/caption]
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Love this Italian sofa from LEE Industries! By using a traditional frame and a casual fabric, the space feels grown up and still a little fun![/caption]
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We chose to redo the fireplace in a pretty updated slate and left the original hearth. This stunning wingback chair from CRLaine provided a comfy seat and an anchor for this seating area![/caption]
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We used the clients' old dining table in the window nook and two comfy club chairs provided ample seating for this fun family![/caption]
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This foyer had dark slate tile, random navy paint, and NO character... and quickly became one of our favorite spaces in the house![/caption]
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Floor to ceiling sheer drapery sets an elegant tone in this new space! We used antique chairs and a fun painted table to create a cozy and inviting seating area.[/caption]
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To the right of the front door, we designed a custom banquette. How dreamy is this velvet?!! The custom silk lumbar doesn't hurt either... :) We love to see our drawings come to life like this did![/caption]
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Details make me so happy! Ashley and I have an addiction to little bottles... these blue bottles were our first purchase in Europe! Aren't they fun? :)[/caption]
Hope you enjoyed our fun little teaser! Check back next week for part 2 of this fabulous whole house install! Have a great weekend everyone!
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