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Before and After - A Fresh, Fun & Lively Space

Happy New Year, everyone!

If you’ve been following along on Instagram recently, you might have already seen some sneak peeks of this project in our stories, but this final reveal will give you some insight into our design process.

Here’s the background on the project…

Our client has four kids (let me repeat that, four kids) and called us in to design her family room, breakfast area, and help with her completely gutted kitchen. We were so lucky to work with her because her aesthetic is closely in line with ours and she is super sweet.

This client hired us because she knew how she wanted her home to look and feel but was unclear on how to achieve it on her own. And that’s where we come in. We understand how overwhelming it can be to make design decisions while living through a renovation, and our specialty is helping guide our clients to making decisions that are in line with their end vision.

Her main pain points were: How could she tie the kitchen, breakfast area and family room together? What should the size and scale of the new furniture be? She wanted the space to feel “finished” and ready to entertain family and friends — how do you go about achieving that “finished look” without it feeling too stuffy, too glam/ formal or overdone?

Not to worry… we got this. :) We created the perfect floor plan and sourced beautiful and comfortable pieces to fill the room, all tied in with the finishes chosen for the kitchen.

Here’s how it turned out...


Family Room

BEFORE

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What a beautiful space to work with! Our clients wanted their home to feel fresh, casual, and fun — but also  withstand the everyday reality of all the kiddos running around.

Our  first thought was warm woods, lots of texture paired with a fresh white palette and sophisticated touches of black and navy. The room also had to be comfortable and durable. So all  of the fabrics in this space are performance and kid-friendly. Bonus!

AFTER

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Ahhhhh… a place to relax,  breathe and entertain.

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The fresh stripes on the pillows, coffee table, and  the open split rattan weave of the chairs work well together to create a classic yet updated space that will stand the test of time.

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This styled bookshelf helps bring in more texture, warm woods and touches of green into the space. And the shiplap walls speak to our clean and fresh aesthetic.

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As you know, we’re big fans of fiddle leaf trees with oversized leaves. They add the perfect amount of freshness and natural color.

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Pattern on pattern and more texture … art coming soon!

Kitchen

We wanted to keep the kitchen feeling cohesive with the rest of the space, while also giving it some personality of its own. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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Another two-toned kitchen success story!

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Okay, confession. I just can’t get enough of these chairs. And would you check out how perfect this linear lantern looks above the island?

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Loving the warmth of this quietly stylish brass faucet.

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Breakfast Space

Normally, I’d want to call this a nook, but with a gang of 4 kids… a nook, this is not.

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Simple but cohesive light fixtures. Gorgeous wood table and chairs.  A pop of green. This space has got it all going on.

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Check out the coffered ceiling. Our client worked with a local custom builder to renovate the entire first floor and they added the ceiling and shiplap detail. And the result is stunning.

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These chairs are our jam.

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Since it’s an open floor plan, why don’t we take another look at the beautiful family room?

Our client loves their new space, and we’re pretty sure this family is already putting those performance fabrics to the test. ;)

Thanks so much for following along with us. We had a blast pulling it together, and it means so much to us to be able to share it with you. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter/blog if you haven’t yet! We have some more project reveals coming your way soon.

Until then,
Stephanie