Really excited to take a minute this morning to put together this post ! I have been watching this install come together and was so excited to shoot it with Mekenzie the other day !
What's it all about? A home, and client I have know for years who was ready to do that 10 year renovation. I have a couple of those going on right now.. something about the 10-15 year mark where things are just looking dated and it's time for that big ole face lift ! This particular project started with the addition of an outdoor living space, something they really needed get the most of their family living area. I know the house well and my very first design element of choice was blowing out the two windows and door that lead to this new outdoor space and let in the light with a gorgeous gorgeous tall, wide black metal door/window combination. Popular right now and I am totally on board with how it transforms a room ! Has to be my favorite element in this design
But let's start at the front door . . . . We changed all the paint. From an off white/creamy color on the walls and trim to a much brighter white. China White to be exact. Not as brilliant as Decorator White but a clean, crisp white. I pulled her existing Oly chandelier from the kitchen breakfast area to this space and added a large Stark area rug that ran up the stairs as well. This round table I found years ago still looks great with new styling.
Created these design boards to for a visual of the new living space . . .
And voila. . . I love this space, everything about it. Tone on tone and fresh !
Are these new doors not killer !
A little bookcase styling and new wall paper.
The family room opens to the kitchen . . .
Continuing the colors and light feeling, we painted all the kitchen cabinets and added new hardware. A new island was built to replace the round table and banquet that was in place and all this new lighting really updates it all ! It is already feeling like a whole new house !
I am a big fan of the T shaped island with bar stools, just gives it all a cleaner look and less furniture filled.
A little tip... mix up your cabinet hardware. This stand alone piece we had made is dressed up with this Lucite and brass hardware which works with the other but different.
The kitchen's side entrance and mud room wasn't forgotten either... new lighting out there and a bit of gold and white polka dot paper !
And the wet bar was re-worked as well.. Out went the heavy upper cabinets and in went these floating shelves, new lighting and a little more paper !
Where it all started though was this outdoor space... My first call was to Ben Collins of the Salins Group. One of my favorites builders. We work well together achieving the design be both have in our heads !
The detail in this new build is evident, they did a beautiful job. We worked together on the color combinations and materials, I chose all the furnishings. I couldn't be happier with the finished product.
Don't you love this wood tile fireplace, modern and clean and a the perfect color tie back to the brick.
The main living area now opens to and outdoor living space and with it's heated floors can you enjoyed though out the year.
We aren't done yet thought. Updated the kid's homework, TV Room as well. Shooting shortly along with an updated Master Bedroom. I've said it before and I'll say it again.. Slippery slope !!
Take a peek at what's to come soon !
all photos by mekenzie loli