Lake Road Cottage

I have been so excited to share this latest reveal! We took a small cottage and turned it into an explosion of color and usable space. What began as a kitchen remodel, quickly morphed into the first floor. When walking into the kitchen, the first thought most people had was to tear down the wall separating the kitchen and dining room. After some discussion with the homeowners, we agreed that is not the approach we wanted to take. We wanted to keep the cottage feel, but create a space that would still function while entertaining.

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Cue the pass-through. By creating an opening between the two rooms and extending the countertop into the dining room, we were able to keep the wall for cabinetry and allow for a great space to place food or drinks for guests.

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The 1st thing I fell in love with for the space was the Schumacher wallcovering on the back of the bookcase. This was my inspiration for the entire design.

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Custom cabinetry was essential in this space as we needed to use EVERY inch possible. We created a tall spice cabinet where the chimney would not allow us enough depth for a standard cabinet next to the range. We also added pullouts that serve different functions for each side of the range.

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The pantry area was lacking before this renovation, by adding lower cabinets, shelving, a broom closet on the opposite wall with the refrigerator and upper cabinets, the storage space doubled in this area.

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We wanted white walls in order to compliment all of the pops of color and pattern. Check our some before and afters below:

I hope you enjoyed this weeks reveal! Until next time…

XOXO,

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📸: Caitlin Antje LLC

Briarwood Reveal

This week I completed phase one at the Briarwood Project. During this refresh, I took a dark, early 2000’s home and gave it a fresh and airy feel. The palette of purples, blues, soft greens and a touch of pink, definitely gave it a feminine flair.

 

A coat of periwinkle paint, an updated bench and some fun geometric mirrors made this entry way feel brighter and more inviting.

 

The Dining Room had great bones to work with. I kept the wainscoting and gave it a fresh coat of paint as well as keeping the table and drapery rods. This wallpaper may be my favorite addition to this project!

 

Ahhhhh, perhaps my favorite area of the home! I would love to work in this space. By removing the dark feature wall and painting a soft green, this office instantly becomes a bright and cheerful space!

 

Paint. I think that summarizes this space. Paint. Look at what the right colors on the cabinets did to this space!

I also add a quartz counter top, new backsplash and cabinet hardware, but can you believe these are the same cabinets?

Check out some more before and afters below:

 

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Family Room

I hope you enjoyed the reveal of this home! I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about this project.

XOXO,

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New and Old!

Today I am sharing with you an open concept town home that I recently designed. I always love working in my clients existing items and this one was definitely a mix! I was given the challenge to take items from their last home which had a formal aesthetic and incorporate pieces into a more casual, transitional space. I just love how it turned out!

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The open concept of the space does not offer a true foyer, rather an entry for guests. Here we wanted to set the tone for the rest of the space by designing a custom chest that offers a hint of the color scheme and what is yet to come!

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The next area you would walk into would be the family room. The goal here was to maximize seating without making the space feel cramped. I reupholstered the two existing swivel chairs to give them a more updated feel and added some fun patterns and colors to tie it all together!

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These dining chairs were a deep traditional wood finish and I had my friends at Methany Weir paint them to give them a more casual feel. We mixed these in with a new table, bench and an existing grandfather clock. In the kitchen behind the dining area you can see some chairs that I also had reupholstered to mix in the space.

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The mix of all of these finishes makes me so happy!

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Creating a space for family and friends to gather in the kitchen was very important. We stuck with white cabinetry to make the space feel larger and added an amazing modeled tile. The tile added so much character and depth to the space.

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The last area on the main floor of this home is master bedroom. The denim color of the headboard and bedding worked perfectly with the existing nightstands.

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Do you have pieces you would like to incorporate in your new space? Do not be afraid to mix, it adds character and makes your home feel personalized.

XOXO,

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