I am so excited about today’s client project reveal that I have been working on for more than a year. This home has gone through an absolutely incredible facelift over the years and I can’t wait to share it all with you guys. We’re still working on the project but I thought this would be a great midway point to show you where we’re at with this project.
Just to give you some background, my clients hired me AFTER they had completed construction of their kitchen remodel. They wanted design help and finishing touches that would pull together their beautiful new large kitchen/dining and great room. My clients have a passion for interior design, especially Mid-Century design and are very adventurous when it comes to design, which has been SO fun! They wanted livable, daring and unique in their designs. I couldn’t say “YES” fast enough to working on this fun transformation.
Below are the “before” images my clients took on the day when they closed on the house. As you can see, the kitchen was very dated and also rustic. I can’t get over the blue formica!
Before I got involved in the project, my clients had the wall in the below picture (on the right side) completely removed to open up the kitchen completely to the living room.
So here is the kitchen AFTER, which is an unbelievable transformation!
Can you believe it?! I know it’s so hard to believe it’s even the same home but it is!
Before I get into all the kitchen details, let me show you the before pictures of great room which is directly behind the table in the above picture.
Below is how the great room looks today after we finished the design work.
So the left side of the picture above you can see the start of the kitchen and the right side is the living/great room. Connecting ALL of these spaces was critical and we did it by carrying through patterned black and white, pops of blue, mixed wood tones and greenery.
As for the details, let’s start with the kitchen…
My client’s had a Sweet Gum table made that is stunning and it was connected to the kitchen island, which is great idea for their young family. The teal colored velvet chairs is the accent blue that we carried through each area from the kitchen to the great room.
How fun is this palm rug? We thought it would be perfect in this space to pull in the black and white.
We selected a beautiful large sea grass pendant for the island to incorporate more of the organic element/wood tones that we have in the great room. Again, looking for ways to connect all of the spaces was our main goal. By the way, a lot of the pieces you see in this remodel that we used came from Layered Home, the home store that I have been curating.
We had this area around the corner pantry that was just sheet rock/not tiled and I was thrilled that my clients were all about adding the black and white Schumacher wall covering to really make a bold statement!
The gorgeous quartzite island countertop mixed with the sea grass pendant and black and white wall covering is such a magical mix.
As far as the great room, I wanted to add a beautiful wood storage piece between the living room itself and kitchen that would not only be beautiful (and help tie the the two spaces together) but also functional. Because the walls are so tall, I needed to fill the space up as much as we could.
Yes, that’s me in the mirror taking the picture!
I have an obsession with these faux huge pea pods and use them in almost all of my projects. I love how real and organic they look and they really help to add height.
In the great room, my clients wanted more of theater experience and wanted their TV higher with speakers built into the walls around the living room. I also designed a built-in media cabinet that we had made for all of the media components. Instead of traditional cabinet doors, we used cane webbing, which is perfect for speakers.
In the great room, while were not not completely finished yet, we’re working on a large gallery wall around the one large piece of art on the wall to fill up the space.
Below is my design layout for the gallery wall to give you an idea of what we’re planning to complete the space. Filling up that huge wall is really important in this space to make it feel more cozy. I’ll share the gallery wall with you when we’re finished.
We needed a very large coffee table in beautiful wood tones for the conversation area and the one that we decided on is also from Layered Home that’s perfect for the space. We also had a large storage bench custom made to sit in front of the coffee table for extra seating and more toy storage for their boys.
By the way, we took these pictures in the fall, which is why you see pretty velvet pumpkins. 😉
I have loved every minute working with this fabulous family and we have had so much fun transforming this beautiful home. I’ll have a lot more of this project to share with you in the next few months.
Thanks for stopping by friends!