We are thrilled to be able to share this fabulous home with you that we worked on from the ground up in Gadsden, Alabama! The clients were so easy and fun to work with -we not only designed a beautiful home for them but built a relationship that Talena and I absolutely cherish. That is one of the greatest aspects of our business. It's important to connect with your designer so your home can reflect you.Read More
Ok it's the first post in our Behind the Design series. I think you will like it...We are going to start sharing with you what really goes on behind the scenes. Little snippets at a timeRead More
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It's fun to post a good Before and After project, because design enthusiasts love to see a great make-over. This is not a high budget job and is not yet complete but the difference is amazing...
A little background...
I'm missing a few good pictures particularly of the kitchen because its a narrow room and hard to get good pictures with a telephone...also missed out on the breakfast area but its not finished yet anyway...Drapery panels still to be hung...The dining room gets new window treatments as well...
Some before pictures...
Columns were removed...Pink marble replaced with hardwoods and re-finished through out the house. Entire house was painted Benjamin Moore White Dove.
The mantel was replaced with a plastered surround and the television installed above. A new rug and furnishings were brought in...
After picture of the fireplace...So much better...Love getting the television out of the corner.
Big changes to the bookshelves and fireplace mantel in the living room too. Removed all of the fluted trim and added a larger profile to the legs and top of mantel. Then textured and faux finished to look like cast stone...Lovely. You can't tell the difference. One of the secrets to the authentic look is the architecture of the mantel itself. It has to have dimension and similar lines to a cast stone piece...but this is so easy to achieve.
Durock cement board was used for the surround and hearth. Its a heat resistant product that can be used in this application. Then texture was applied and faux finishing.
So clean and beautiful.
Some before and after images...
Need to learn to shoot more after shots at the same angle as the before shots to illustrate the changes better...But who has time to remember all of that???
The sofa end tables were ordered but not in when this picture was taken...
Remember there is a table missing at the end of the sofa in the after picture...
Hate it I don't have more kitchen pics...We gutted it. The hood turned out beautiful and is finished just like the one we did in the Southern Living idea house last Spring...Picture below..
We used Taj Mahal quartzite for both the counters and backslashes...Gorgeous...The island is painted Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray.
For the dining room...Window panels aren't hung yet...a wonderful wide silk stripe...
The living room...love the lighter transitional look...
Just changing the pillows makes a huge difference...
More work needed here...This project is not complete...
What do you think so far?
It's your turn. Let's talk!
We have worked all summer on a living room for a client. It finally came together yesterday!
All three of us spent all day at the house transforming the space, so when the client returned it would be complete, down to every detail.
Lets take a look at some of the before pics!
We started with all new furniture and accessories. The client was really wanting a lighter fresher look with pops of color.
We found a fabulous original abstract art piece that was full of color. We built the rest of the room around the piece!
Below you can see the artwork hanging above one of the two new white sofas.
The second matching sofa is directly across the room.
We used the coffee table and two ottomans to anchor the space and fill in the width of the room. The ottomans can be pulled closer to the second sofa for propping feet up, or moved around the room for extra seating.
We decided to gallery hang the wall behind the second sofa to help fill in the space. We used two abstract prints, as well as an original abstract by another local artist. To add some dimension we finished it with two deer antlers mounted on white plaques.
The garden stool is used to service the sofa like a side table would.
The blue velvet and linen striped pillows, combined with the green silk and blue monogram of the other pillows paired perfectly with all the art.
Finally we started from scratch with the fireplace mantel. We wanted it to have a collected over time look, rather than just another piece of art, so we started with a starburst mirror, sprayed gold. Next we added an original black and white abstract art piece by an artist who studied under Picasso. To anchor the other side we used a blue glass bottle filled with clippings from the clients yard, and a piece of white coral.
In front of the fireplace sit two beautiful new chairs in a white geometric fabric.
We all had so much fun with this project, and love to see how it all comes together.
What do you think of this before and after?
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We are spending our Fabulous Friday hard at work creating beautiful spaces.
We are feeling inspired by this awesome home of actress Reese Witherspoon in Ojai, California
How are you spending your fabulous Friday, and upcoming weekend?
Its your turn. Lets Talk!