We work on a lot of renovations, and every one is special in its own way.
This particular one is the wife’s childhood home. As I shared with you here, we renovated to give it new life for their family to grow into it.
I have no doubt many memories are waiting to be made.
Gone are the finishes of the 80s and it is now a chic, livable, family-friendly home that has made quite the transformation.
Here are a few before and after photos:
Custom cabinetry and gorgeous marble slabs create a custom kitchen while the unlacquered brass hardware and lighting finishes the room.
What a difference taking down walls and adding in new windows made, too.
Its hard to tell in the picture, but the kitchen roman shade is green and charcoal gray. Green is the homeowner’s favorite color, so we pulled it into her Dining Room.
It gives me such pleasure seeing this cute family enjoying their new home and adding in items, such as her grandmother’s dining table, that are important to them. After all, isn’t that the reason behind each of us having a home to call our own.
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3. Add a personal touch though art or family photos
My clients will tell you that I love using a hallway to create a personal photo gallery. I asked this client for some black and white photos that were special to their family, and we took it from there….
So the next time you are walking through one of your hallways and it seems a little bare, incorporate these design tips. Be sure to let me know how it transforms.
As always, if we can help you turn your house into a home you love, give us a call at 205-938-4848 or email us here.
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It’s amazing what a little vision, new furnishings, fresh paint, and a great floor plan execution can do for your home and for your psyche. I thought I would share a few homes of clients where we began their home design with a deadline.
Home Design with a Deadline
Each of these families wanted to update their interiors for different reasons, but all had a common goal- to be finished by the holidays.
Believe it or not, if you want to enjoy new furnishings, art and accessories by Christmas, it’s time to call us now . It takes a few months for orders to be processed and constructed.
There is no time like the present to get started, and I hope these projects inspire you to do the same.
These clients had recently moved into their home and needed new furnishings, window treatments, art, and accessories for several rooms.
In their breakfast room, we incorporated their table (which they loved), refinished their cane-back chars, and added a showstopping, extra long custom banquette to the wall of windows.
Because we started working on this client’s home during the middle of the summer, and the Christmas deadline was in the forefronts of everyone’s mind, we made sure everything was finalized and ordered by the end of August.
As the holidays approached, we completed minor renovations and cosmetic updates just in time for the furniture to be installed. What a treat for this family to enjoy their first Christmas in their new home.
This next home had plenty of square footage, but because of the columns and off-center fireplace, a sofa would not fit in their family room. That’s right – there was not enough space for the family to sit comfortably.
As I blogged about here, we completely reworked this room. It transformed into a beautiful, functional space where the entire family (pets included) can enjoy together.
While we were working on the home, we decided to rework the foyer as well.
You know me-I love creating a sitting area when possible because it instantly invites guests to come in, sit and visit. Wait until you see the ‘after’ – it is unrecognizable!
If you are ready to update your home with the goal of enjoying the redesign by Christmas, call 205-938-4848 or email us here. We would love to discuss your project with you.
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We have recently begun working on the renovation of a client’s childhood home.
The wife and I met through one of my 3.5 hour consults as she was looking for direction for her family’s newly purchased childhood home. During our conversation, I gave a few reasons as to why they should renovate to really make it work for their young, pet-friendly family.
As a result, they hired us to select the interior finishes and lighting throughout.
Though the bones of the house are good- and the memories even better- we are updating the house with classic, timeless materials and details. A
Our goal is a beautiful home with a casual, comfortable feel that only looks better with time.
The kitchen is completely gutted and is getting the biggest makeover. A large window is being added because bringing in light was a priority throughout the house.
We are also updating the home with hidden storage (can you ever have enough?) and finding ways to make this new home work and function for them for years to come.
Stay tuned as we share our progress over the next few months. I can’t wait to make this childhood home into a space where this family can play, relax and enjoy each other.
Have a great day,
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