Sunday, March 24, 2013

BEFORE AND AFTERS

Before and Afters

I know I have said this before but I LOVE before and after shots.  Sometimes the picture says enough!  This is a project I worked on in the desert.  I finally got some after shots that are worth showing.  The house was the most over done Mediterranean home you have ever seen from the scroll work, to the leopard print carpeting, to the 10 chandeliers (BIG chandeliers) in one room, to the frightening kitchen!  My job was EDITING!  It was demo, demo, demo.  You can only demo so much, however, so I did have to make due with somethings in the home that I wanted to start over on.  I really just wanted to make a clean, fresh home with some hints of Mediterranean.  

I will let the photos do the talking...

Living Room AFTER:
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Living Room BEFORE:
Photo from MLS
 REALLY???



Open concept kitchen (with pizza oven!), family and breakfast room AFTER:
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Open concept kitchen (with pizza oven!), family and breakfast room BEFORE:
Photo from MLS

Photo from MLS

Photo from MLS

Photo from MLS

Master bedroom AFTER:
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Master bedroom BEFORE:
Photo from MLS
Master bath AFTER:
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Master Bath BEFORE:
Photo from MLS

Photo from MLS
Dining Room AFTER:
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Dining Room BEFORE:
Photo from MLS
Pool Room AFTER:
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Pool Room BEFORE:


I know I showed this before, but I love it.  Can you tell which was before and which was after?  

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I think my favorite thing in this project was demo-ing and covering up.  There were so many crazy things going on when you looked up- faux bronze raised ceilings, venetian plaster (orange!), torture chambers above the dining table.  Not kidding.  Go back and look!  It turned out much more peaceful!  What was your favorite change?

Hope you had a great weekend!!

xoxo,

PS.  Thank you to the * Bowman Group for many of the after pictures! 








Thursday, March 21, 2013

EVERY ENDING IS A NEW BEGINNING

Every Ending is a New Beginning


Yes, I am sad the challenge is over, but I love this saying!!

 So- take on the day, friends and enjoy the beginning of something great!!

xoxo,


*Image via Pinterest

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE- REVEAL

One Room Challenge- Reveal

OK, I have to say...I am kind of sad the One Room Challenge is over:-(  Linda from the wonderful Calling it Home blog, has made me feel like part of the One Room Challenge Family.  To catch everyone up, Linda has gotten together 20 bloggers (some are designers, others DIY'ers and some interior design bloggers) for a 6 week challenge to re-do transform a room.  Not only have I- and the 19 others- transformed some not-so-beautiful spaces, but we have all gotten to know each other a little bit better, week by week.  Every Wednesday I wake up excited to click on all of the links and see how the others are doing.  I regaled in the stories of the good and the bad that comes with a transformation.  Today, I can't wait to see if everyone finished!!

So without further ado....


BEFORE

I call it boho chic...








AFTER:

I call this whimsical, teenage, fun with a sophisticated twist.

I wish my bed was as beautiful as this.  The lovely shape, the fuchsia linen, the permanent skirt, the hidden trundle- ahh.  I also adore the Osborne and Little wallpaper with the sophisticated flowers and hot pink stems.  I may break in and steal the Oomph demi lune side tables.  I am so glad I chose the white table so it complemented the room, not draw unnecessary attention. 
The little bit of fuzz in the area rug and the long Flokati pillow give the room some extra fun.  I have been told that it is very "awesome" to wake up and wiggle your toes in the Flokati rug.  I think my toes would like to wiggle in that instead of landing on my hardwood floors:-)  Almost forgot, I love my client's framed art.  She is very talented.


The little ghost chair has made a second area to sit which is perfect for "the little sister!"  I hear that the little sister creeps into the room and sits at the table to draw while the "client" is doing her homework.

My client's favorite thing is the acrylic egg chair.  I think I know why.  Every time I see it, I want to say, "Weeeeeeee!"  Have you ever seen the little piggy on the commercial that does that?  I laugh every time!  Personally, I heart Kerry Steele's art.  I don't know if she has any left for sale because so many One Room Challenge rooms feature her art!!!


So cute!



Then there is her new desk area.  The bulletin board with the silver frame and fuchsia letter, the white wheelie chair and...


Tons of room for HER stuff!!












Thank you all for being a part of my journey!!  I had so much fun and I hope I get asked to do it again- hint, hint!!!  Please go visit my friends on their blogs below.  Again, special thanks to Linda from Calling It Home as well as Jennifer from My Pink Pagoda! Jennifer designed this banner below.  She is a talented artist!!



I will see you very soon!!

xoxo,