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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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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Garden Inspired Remodel

I am so excited to reveal this weeks home! I began this project last year for my client who is a Master Gardner. Below is a list of her requests from our first meeting:

  • Add more light
  • Add more storage and organization
  • Open the space up
  • Add a functional space for laundry, mud hall and gardening
  • More counter space
  • French inspired

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The first step in checking off  the list was to change the floor plan. By removing the wall between the kitchen and family room we were able to open up the space, add more storage/organization as well as more counter space.

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The first design decision that was made was the island. I found this old french drapers table at market a few years ago and I knew I wanted to replicate it. We needed the space to be usable, beautiful and to look old. By designing the island with cabinetry, we were able to house the dishwasher, sink, trash, drawers and even left some open space at the ends to showcase some of her beautiful jars and vases.

Lighting was key. This space before was dark and needed to let some light in! We added skylights, recessed lighting, pendant lighting, under cabinet lighting as well as some accent lighting inside certain cabinets. I also had Woodworks Design , the contractor and cabinet makers of this project, create some stunning finishes that felt old, yet light.

Organization was lacking from the old space so we made a spot for everything!.

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All of the windows overlook the beautiful gardens my client has created which meant inspiration was everywhere! Hand carved wooden bees were added to the cabinetry,

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I had a local blacksmith make an iron railing with hooks to hold the watering cans,

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and garden inspired tiles were made for the fireplace.

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Even the kitties fell in love with the new space!

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I hope you enjoyed this reveal and I look forward to sharing the next one!

XOXO,

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Photo Credit: Caitlin Antje

 

 

 

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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Kitchen and Bath Trends

This past January I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Orlando for KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. I love taking the time to go to these shows to see what the up and coming trends will be. I am beyond excited to start implementing some of the products I found at KBIS in my future projects.

Mixing finishes is something I have been a fan of for a very long time. For those of you who think everything has to be brushed nickel throughout your entire home, get ready to mix it up! I adore this kitchen from True that mixes flat black and copper.

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KBIS did not disappointment in the crayola department. Not only was there color everywhere, there was bold, fun and playful colors that literally make you smile just by looking at them. For those of you who know me, you know I am not one to shy away from color and I instantly fell in love with this tiffany blue hood from Vent-A- Hood.

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This may seem like I am contradicting everything I just said, but I was so excited to see white appliances. This matte white range from Bertazzoni is stunning and I can imagine it in so many different settings.

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LED lighting just keeps getting better! Take this vanity and sink from Kohler for example. This grabbed my attention immediately and I already have plans for this beauty. This collection also has a tub that lights up!

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Built In Refrigeration has been around for sometime, yet only a few manufacturers where able to give you the true built in look, until now. Take this refrigerator from Thermador for example, rather then leaving the refrigerator stainless or using a panel to match the cabinetry, they literally used art as the panels. When closed it is breathtaking. To top it off, you just need to tap the door for it to automatically open!

I hope you are inspired by the top trends from KBIS. Would you incorporate any of these into your home? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

XOXO,

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