Friday, November 18, 2011

More Project Photos

After - Living Room

More before and after photos of my remodel project today.  I posted previously HERE and HERE about this job.

Before - Living Room 

That big chunky crown at the window really bugged me. It divided the view in half. I also didn't care for that wide flat board surrounding the arch. Simpler, smaller mouldings painted the color of the walls take your eye right out the window to the view beyond.

After - Fireplace

We kept the fireplace surround and had it finished to be similar in color to the walls.  (It was mauve before!) Adding a new, distressed wood mantel in a color and finish to match the floor brings the wood element up into the room and makes for a beefier mantel. Now she can actually put something on the mantel without worrying about it falling off.

Before - Living Room Fireplace

We removed those sconces beside the fireplace.  The homeowner really wanted to hang her art and there wasn't much wall space in this house!  The wood floors made such a tremendous difference in the feel of this house.  The warm white on all the walls, ceilings, and mouldings freshened everything up.

After - hallway

New wood doors and bronze hardware were added.

Before - hallway

After - Master Bath

Limestone on the floor and counter introduces some nice texture in the bath.  Kept the details very simple here.  The statement is coming.

Before - Master Bath

After - Tub

Directly across from the entrance....the beautiful, sculptural tub with an exotic pendant.  We had plenty of room for the limestone ledge behind the tub after tearing out the large cultured marble surround.  The curve of the ceiling is repeated in the tub and the bulbous shape of the old Moroccan fixture. You should see the pattern of light it creates at night.

Before - Tub

Excess mouldings and columns were removed to reveal the nice bones of the room.....a soft, curve to the ceiling and a roomy bathing alcove.

Now for the special place for the cats!

Before - the unused knee space

After - Kitty litter box is enclosed in the cabinet

The cats have their opening to pass in and out through the wall.  Just open the cabinet doors and remove the litter tray for cleaning!

Lots of nice little visual moments in this house.  I'm so happy to add this one to the portfolio!

Many thanks to Susan Fox of Love Where You Live blog for featuring a recent bathroom reno project!  Susan is a field editor for Meredith Publishing and she does such a great job describing design work.  Please check it out!


Splendid Sass said...

Wow, love the bright colors. Beautiful collection, and you brought it to life.
Thank you for sharing, Carla. Have a great Friday!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Carla, love the wood floors. They made such a difference. I am also loving the red rugs. I have been looking for an antique one for my home. Your clients must be thrilled!

Karen said...

What an inviting looking home. I love white furniture mixed with wood pieces.

Jessie said...

Wow! So many beautiful moments. I love every changes you have made throughout this home particularly the bathroom alcove. The removal of the columns and the addition of a new sculptural bathtub along with the exotic accessories really made all the difference!

Have a lovely weekend, Carla!


Anonymous said...

beautiful light filled the hardwood floors especially...and the updates are so much better...but I love the way the cat litter box has been placed in the cabinet and with the kitty door..what a fabulous ideas..!

Tammy@InStitches said...

You did a great job adding some color and that kitty cabinet is awssome !

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Wow...the wood floors are so beautiful. Great job!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! I'm loving the master bath transformation. Enjoy the fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

Hill Country House Girl said...

Carla, You added so much personality and warmth to this house. Love your work!!

Kathy said...

The wood floors really warmed the house up. Love all the touches of red. Wonderful!

Interior Design Musings said...

You did a fantastic job! I love the restyle in the family room and adore the new bath. Bathrooms are your thing, my friend. Every single one you design rocks my boat!! M.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Wow...Lovely. Love the floors....and that bathroom. Lovely work!


What a fantastic update!!! Even just the little things like the wood surrounding the windows and the FP surround with a new mantel made such a difference. Adding the wood floors, of course just made the room so much warmer.

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