There are the times that you go to a new project meeting not sure what to expect... and this was definitely one of them! I was just getting my business into FULL swing and I received an email from a young couple in Sherman, Texas. They had just purchased a "fixer-upper" type house and were looking for help mixing their design ideas into one cohesive vision. (Side note: Just because you vow “death do us part” doesn't mean you will agree on your love for all things vintage!) From the moment I met the energetic husband and the endearing wife, I was hooked on making their dream a reality! It was summer and the house had no electricity, so we sweated to the oldies and formulated a plan.
|One of the few layers of wall paper that adorned the walls.|
The house was in disrepair but it had great bones to serve as our starting point. The couple were very prepared for their first remodel, even opting to do some of the work themselves! During our first meeting we reviewed images they had compiled of their favorite spaces, decided what needed to stay and what definitely had to go and brainstormed every other option in between. The project was an hour and half from my office and they wanted to move in quickly so we needed to be super efficient. Starting with a floor plan we devised solutions to turn funky into functional and bring them into the current style.
|The long wall in the kitchen was broken up with a door to the hallway and a HUGE soffit above the cabinets. The floors were plywood and there was a portion missing so you could see earth underneath! Did I mention it was a fixer-upper?|
In the end, the kitchen is so much more functional and definitely more beautiful than its former self. The thoughtful details will keep it as a timeless centerpiece to the home.