Client Projects,

Client Black and White Kitchen Reveal

I am so excited to finally get to share this kitchen!  My client is slowly renovating their entire house, and if you missed the living room fireplace and built-ins makeover on Monday you can check it out here.  Hopefully I will be let back in to photograph their entry and master bathroom remodels once it’s all finished and I can share that with you as well.

Ok, now to the KITCHEN!  I love kitchens.  Hands down my favorite space to renovate.

Client Projects,

Client Built-ins Makeover

I have known this client for about 6 years.  We go way back to the pre-kid life! When she called me and told me she was under contract on a house and wanted to hire me to design and help plan her renovations I was all in.  This client and friend has a great design eye so I was very flattered that she even considered me to lend her a helping hand!

Their new home is beautiful, but it was also decorated extensively in what looked to be the early 1990’s and was in need of a little love to bring it up to date and in line with their own style.

Their two story living room already had some built-in cabinets, which is a huge bonus, but the top half of them wasn’t working, nor was the faux finish paint.

We went with a very neutral palate, and the crisp white walls with her newly re-finished dark hardwoods are just perfect.

Aren’t you glad you’re not this guy?! I’m not afraid of heights, but even just looking at these photos make me uneasy.

The old mantle was a hodge-podge of painted wallpaper border and layers of wood that were poorly constructed.  The ornateness of what was there had to go.  I rough sketched out a couple of options to see which we liked best. 

The grandiosity of the two story bookshelves was awesome and I envisioned them with a beautiful library ladder, but 1. kids and 2. dollar bills y’all.  Sticking with the existing frame of the bookshelves and switching out the glass for wood shelves was a big cost saver.

One last reminder of the before:

Today her built-ins are 2017 worthy and she’s ready to furnish this room with a chaise sectional and some beautiful chairs.

If you come back on Thursday I will have a reveal of her stunning new kitchen.  If you follow me on Instagram you saw a little sneak peek of her open shelving on my InstaStory Saturday.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll love what this dated kitchen turned into!

Inspiration Boards,

Chandelier Round Up: High vs Low

It’s no secret that picking out new lighting is one of my favorite things during a remodel.  It’s also no secret TO ME that I have very expensive taste.  If I look at something and think “Oh, I love that!!!”, I can guarantee you that 9 times out of 10 it will be significantly out of my price range.

Since I’d consider my family very middle-class America, I thought finding some higher end lighting options at lower end prices would make for a good round up!

Here are some of the good finds I found online earlier today. 

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Kitchen Reveal of Client No More White

If you missed the first post about Client No More White you can catch up here.

What a luxury to do a “before” post and a reveal in one week!  (I actually have another one coming in a few weeks!) This renovation took place last fall and life got really busy so I didn’t get a chance to take the after photos until last week.  Walking into her house was like walking into a completely different house than before!  Not only was the kitchen new, but the whole house felt loved in a way that it didn’t before.  My heart was warmed hearing how much she loves her new kitchen.  It’s why I love to do what I’m doing!

If you recall, this is what we started with: 

Client Projects,

Kitchen Client: No More White

I recently started taking on clients for their renovation needs.  If you are interested in working together I have updated the menu to include my services!  I’d love to make your home a unique space for you and your family!

Last summer I was approached by a friend about helping her remodel her kitchen.  She really likes where she’s living and didn’t want to move, but she also REALLY wanted a new kitchen.

Her builder grade MDF cabinets that had the plastic coated melamine on them were pealing and swelling and just not cutting it anymore.