Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flipped It Good!

So, the house that I helped flip is officially on the market!  To me that is officially job done, and when it sells... officially job WELL done!  I won't take all the credit for the success of this remodel... after all Jim is the mastermind and I just make sure it all looks great!  Check out these before and after pictures!  Prepare to be amazed!  .... Well hopefully anyway!

Front Facade Before: Outdated with fussy iron detail and oversized easter basket.

Front Facade After:  I selected a paint for the brick that would tone down the color of the roof. Jim cleaned up the landscaping and updated the hard scape to modernize the home.

Entry Before: Low ceilings make the space feel cramped.

Entry After:  With the ceiling raised and a decorative niche this is a much better first impression.

Family Room Before: Dated and worn out finishes.

Family Room After:  Clean and fresh are the words that come to mind for this updated space.  We got rid of the tacky red wet bar, and cleaned up the fireplace surround.  

Formal Living Before: Closed off and old fashioned.

Great Room After: Jim completely opened up the room between the formal living room and the kitchen.  To me this is now the Great Room... Perfect for entertaining in current times.
Kitchen Before: Pink oven! and closed off.

Kitchen After:  Close up to the modern design.  Glass tile back splash with a white counter top, dark stained cabinetry, and multi colored glass tile back splash.  Great contrast and totally updated!

Hall Bath Before: Patriotism? Or just plain bad taste?

Hall Bath After:  Does this even need a description?  Totally updated and a place you'd be proud for your guests to see.

Master Bath Before: Metallic butterfly wall paper and cramped.

Master Bath After:  Shower and Bath combo. An excellent solution for the tight spaces of an older home.  We used a great neutral and simple porcelain tile with a clean blue glass accent tile.

Master Bath After:  Double sink and storage... something every master bath needs!

Mater Bath After: Beautiful light glazing the walls make the master shower extra special!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Concept Dining

I've been working the last few weeks to get a solid concept for the Hip Family Dining Room.  We've looked high and low for pieces that not only look fabulous together but can stand the test of time.  This couple knows their style, so they are excited to acquire things that can live happily ever after with them for years to come.  Durability and timelessness are at the front of our minds when we are making selections and we've been able to pull some great items together.  Take a look at our process:
First Things First! Laying out the floor plan is crucial in making sure everything is going to fit and function.  This room will seat 8 people very comfortably at a custom stone table and it has extra storage in a console along the wall.  A little drama is added with two pendants over the dining table, decorative wall scones, and potted plants!  A large area rug finishes everything off by added texture and warmth.

While I'm making selections, I create a concept page so everything is in one spot.... because eventually everything WILL be in one spot. It is critical to continually see everything together, for me and for the client.

We want this space to be elegant, clean and transitional! We are keeping it pretty monochromatic, using tones of silver, white and grey.  For youthful interest we are adding punches of color around the room in the form of art and accessories.  Texture, contrast and light will also play a huge roll in making this space special. 

I sketched a perspective for this space because I wanted the client to see how I planned  for everything to come together!    

We've had the contractor busy at work adding light switches! Moving plugs! Adding junction boxes in the ceiling and wall! Painting! Adding moulding to the ceiling! So.... things are really coming together!!  When we get a little further along I'll post some progress shots!