Recent Project for a Client - Before and Afters!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

This is is house I helped a client with - I went today to take some photos, and I am so happy with how it is coming out. These are "before and afters," but technically it is not quite done. There are still some curtains and accessories to do, but I couldn't wait that long to show you the transformation:

Looking from the family room to the kitchen. What a difference those dark wood floors make!

  Before:                                                                                     After:

The paint colors are Fairview Taupe (kitchen) and Revere Pewter (family room), both by Benjamin Moore.

From the other side - looking from the kitchen to the family room. There are beautiful new sconces over the fireplace but I photoshopped them out only because the unfinished paint around them was showing up too much in the after photo:

       Before:                                                                                  After:

And a similar view:

 Before:                                                                           After:

The family room from a few angles. This room needs a little more, including curtains, and may get a soft ottoman instead of a table, but I just love the furniture. You can see the new sconces in these:

      Before:                                                                                Afters:

The living room - another work in progress. I'm the most excited about getting a chandelier over that table:

  Before:                                                                                      After:

The dining room. Unfortunately, I can't take much credit for this. The client has great taste and did this herself around the rug that I found for her.  The chairs are a beautiful blue in real life, but were hard to capture on this snowy day. And there are curtains with a blue pattern coming to tone town the walls a bit and to tie into the rug and chairs:

  Before:                                                                                            After:

The master bedroom. The client did a lot in here, too. I love the Crate & Barrel bed - it's so beautiful in person:

          Before:                                                                           After:

And here are the "after" photos on their own:

And the creme de la creme -- a local artist (Renee MacMurray) did murals of the closet doors in the kids' rooms.  These first two are close ups of the daughter's Paris mural:

And the son's closet door mural done by a local artist. Isn't it amazing? I hope you can see the level of detail:

This was a really, really fun and rewarding project for me. The client, who reads this blog, knows how much I adore her and am so happy she called me for this project :)

PS -- you guys are observant! To answer your questions, YES, the island was painted black, but the granite was not changed.  Secondly, the sofa is facing the side wall because the tv is there. In the back corner to the right of the fireplace there will be some sort of reading area.  Thanks for your thoughtful questions!

PPS - Here is the link to the chairs some of you emailed me about:

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