Monday 01st, May 2017 02:53:01: AM. Before & After. Katriane Delomrme.
Someday, I hope to lease a location with a kitchen big enough to accommodate a kitchen island, nevertheless for now, I‘ll just possess to admire them from afar :) This kitchen island from Sarah Hart Morgan is one of the additional innovation with unusual versions I‘ve encountered. The antique sage tone was a wise option; it reduces the bulkiness of the base in conjunction with affords a great contrast to the dark woods. It‘s those small details that create for a wonderful, standout piece. much job, Sarah!
price or cost = $642
Monday 01st, May 2017 03:31:29: AM. Before & After. Katriane Delomrme.
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Monday 01st, May 2017 12:17:08: PM. Before & After. Halette Riou.
The kitchen is the heart of the house, with it’s always so exciting to view people take bold steps to create a kitchen their personal space. This kitchen had some much items moving for it already: unlocked space, shine lighting plus of course, its homeowner Katie’s model savvy, which clearly shines through in this happy, update new kitchen.
This dining room used to be a part of the garage that [the Samartans] had converted to add more livable square footage to their home and I was brought onto the project to bring life into the space. First thing was first, deciding on what this room would be. We tinkered with the idea of a sitting room, but since they already had a living room in the home, Stacia and Phil wanted a space that would be more useful, so we decided that a formal dining room would be the best decision
Everyone loves a bed that seems to effortlessly float in mid-air, even if it really just sits on a base that is neatly tucked away somewhere beneath that charming frame! Dylan designed by Andrea Lucatello fits this billing perfectly, and it definitely is going to be the absolute star of any bedroom it adorns. For those looking to amp up the visual impact, you can even get one of these in striking red!
While it’s certainly true that dark, dramatic rooms can be breathtaking, I must admit that more often than not, I support anyone’s decision to lighten up a room. I accept that this feeling is probably biased by the cave-like apartment in which I currently live, but it seems right to say it, nonetheless. Blair’s dining room is a perfect example of a lovely lightening. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian design, Blair decided to break up the all-black furniture with a fresh coat of white paint on the walls to give the room a more peaceful and cheery ambiance. I love that she left a few dark elements in the room and that she brought in some bright bits of color and pattern. The new room looks artful, modern and beautifully bright. Great work, Blair!
The lesson I’ve learned from this Before & After is that if formal dining isn’t your thing, you can turn your dining room into an awesome home library — that’s a valuable lesson in my book. Jennifer enlisted the help of her friend, interior designer Autumn Clemons, to revamp this beige box and turn it into a dark, dramatic and ultra-modern space. Splurging on key pieces like the curtains and the sculptural light fixture was a wise decision; they really stand out and pull the entire look together. I’m sure this room will see far more use than it did prior to the redesign. Great job, Jennifer and Autumn!
If you’d like to add a pocket for seeds or pencils like I did, I recommend using a glue gun to attach to the inside cover so it has more staying power. You can use the school glue to cover any “seams” you want, like I did with the binding seam and pocket seams seen below.
In an ideal world, we would all move into our respective apartments and houses, hire a few contractors, buy some furniture, and pump out our brand-new dream home in a couple of days. This, however, is largely out of the question for most of us—budget, not to mention time and other commitments, often gets in the way. This is why home renovation projects, no matter how completed they are in one’s mind, can often span across several years. No matter how begrudgingly we accept this reality, a beautiful home, one that you can truly call your own, is definitely worth the wait (and saved pennies). Just ask Adri and Jeremy Lentine, the adorable couple behind Dream Book Design. They moved into their Phoenix, Arizona home earlier this year and have been tackling the renovating slowly but surely ever since. Two self-proclaimed “budgeteers,” the couple seldom buys anything new, opting instead for vintage finds, affordable DIYs, and discount steals. With this penny-pinching credo in mind, the Lentines set to work on renovating their dining room. The previous iteration was a cramped, clashing, and dismally-lit space, filled with inappropriate floor tiles and out-of-place light fixtures. The end result, a combination of budget eBay finds, beautiful added moldings, and opened up space, is stunning. And accomplished for a little over $4,000, it proves that style, thrift, and time can be a winning combination for a beautiful space. Check out more photos, plus the complete object/budget breakdown after the jump!
I have always loved family traditions during the holidays and when a family friend shared this Thanksgiving tradition with me, I couldn’t wait to share it with others. It is fun and sensible and something that gets everyone looking forward to the coming month of festivities while spending quality creative time together on Thanksgiving Day!