Today I wanted to share a home I worked on with a client this past year. This was a really fun project and is a great example of how you can really transform a space and style of a home to make it your own. My client, Christy, moved into this home loving it’s style and character but was dreaming of the potential it still possessed. It is a classic saltbox with a deep red exterior and a beautiful paver driveway that fits it perfectly. Although Christy and her husband lean towards traditional, they wanted to give it a touch of contemporary flare. We decided to start at the front entry and work our way in. Towards the back of the house is the kitchen and family room which will be tackled in the future but for now we made the entry, dining room, and office the priority.
Christy and her husband started by adding some beautiful wainscot to the front entry. We then had a painter come in and paint the wainscot,the fireplace surround in the dining room, much of the trim, the plantation shutters, the front door as well as the stair risers Benjamin Moore, White Dove. Lighting was next… We replaced the entry light as well as the stairwell sconces.
Here is the entry hall before…
(Notice the high gloss coating on the wood floors? We had them sanded down to a nice satin finish,)
And here it is after…
Here is the staircase after. Sorry it’s so blurry!
And here it is after!!
Christy had done a great job with her picture collage so I had her leave it exactly the same, and just added the 2 sconces.
Here’s the foyer light before…
And here is the new light…
//Entry Source Guide//
Wall color- Benjamin Moore, Elephant Tusk
Trim color- Benjamin Moore, White Dove
Ceiling light- Lighting Direct
Stairwell sconces- Pottery Barn
Entry Bench- Nadeau~Furniture with Soul
Rug- Pottery Barn
Next up is the office. The forest green had to go! They already had the Pottery Barn Bedford collection so we added a new rug, come comfy seating, and a new ceiling fixture.
Here’s the office before…
And here it is after…
//Office Source Guide//
Wall color- Sherwin Williams, Sand Beach
Desk and Table Lamp, pillows- HomeGoods
Large Art Canvas- Grandin Road
Ladder Shelf- Lowes
Chairs- Sofas and Chairs, Minneapolis
In a day or so I’ll share the dramatic dining room before and afters! But here’s a sneak peak of the before…
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