Install of the Day !

 Hi There !

One of the last of the 2022 installs was the home of a young couple who bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on a home in need of a big renovation but in the perfect neighborhood (and close to my office so I loved that) !  A lot of the homes near Latta Park here in Charlotte are brick bungalows, built in the 30's and 40's  and renovated in maybe the 90's, this was one of them.  Amazing bones and character.  I love older homes with plaster walls, I have one so I know how they work !  Most don't have a huge open floor plan, but  renovated at some point and pushed out the back.  This home had a larger than normal back area, but with a very dated kitchen.  That was our biggest part of the project, but it then bleed throughout the entire house !

They loved color and pattern so we incorporated just that while keeping the kitchen light and simple.

Take a look as I walk you though !

The curve at the front door we all thought was perfect for a little pop of paper and I got really lucky with the area rug, perfect size and color pulled from the other rooms.  

Just to your right the dining room.  I love a dark dining room so I got my way with that popping it with this amazing piece of art by Wendy Westlake through Shain Gallery.  Along with the art, the white custom dining table by one of my favorite artists Josh Utsey !  How fun is the Stark rug custom cut to fit - the name "Hippie Beads" did it for me.

It's a beautiful room, fun and casual enough for everyday dining. 

As you walk down the hall you enter the biggest part of the renovation.  The family room and kitchen. All white with all new cabinets and appliances as well as all new furniture.

Comfort, kid friendly fabrics and interesting elements was the name of the game.  I also kept it very bright and white with pops of colors pulled from the other rooms.

This art piece, again from Shain, by Bethany Mabee was the perfect choice !!! I adore it.

Wander through the kitchen with me.  We gutted everything and shifted everything, except maybe the sink!  Flat panel door style mixed with what I call a french shaker (smaller raised detail as oppose to the larger shaker edges).  We mixed painted and a stain in a grey-ish color over white oak so it tied into all the colors yet stood out from the newly refinished floors in a light, natural color.  These floors were all red oak so doing a type of pickling was what had to be done so they didn't turn pink !

We chose a stacked molding on top of the taller pieces and killed the curved crown molding thought the entire space.  The counter top ran up the wall with a small ledge for a few pretty things.

Love how all this turned out .. big shout out to Impact Design for all the cabinet work, Bird Hardware for the pulls and plumbing and their contractor David for making it all happen.

They weren't afraid of wall paper so we added a touch just off the kitchen in this very small little back entry .. but kept it simple.  Had the pleasure of meeting Lori Paranjape (Nashville designer) who created this fun line of paper (here).

Circling back to the front of the house we pulled a deep teal grasscloth paper to pull all the colors together and completely re-did their fireplace with this new modern cast one.  That surround changed the entire look.  Keeping their existing sofa and chairs drove the colors mixed with new ones and it all worked !

I scored styling their new side cabinet, so I am told.  Filled simple with like, yet unique pieces all in white all to pop off the black.  Less is more here but pay attention to the sizes. 

A new chandelier finished off this space !

all photos by mekenzie loli

A long Covid process but worth it all in the end, many thanks as well to the King's and their gorgeous red headed babies !