It’s a little overdue, but I finally got out to Hallbrook to shoot some afters of a really fun house makeover we did last summer. These clients were moving back from California so much of the project’s decisions were made via email and phone calls. A little tougher than a good ole job site visit where we’re all in one place, but hey! We made it work!
A quick little tour around the existing kitchen and it was clear that this kitchen was a perfect candidate for a gut…Granite tile countertops…An awkward shaped dual-level island…Jammed broken appliance garage door…Cabinetry that had seen better days….
Needless to say, they opted for a new kitchen!
And new kitchen they got!
The new island was topped off with a gorgeous slab of walnut from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber. Our painter and our client’s son (!) actually distressed the top together before staining it. Pretty fun to let him be involved!
Immediately adjacent to the kitchen is a nice sized breakfast room overlooking their backyard and paved deck. The walls were all textured and outfitted with some pretty dated window treatments.
Though the client opted to keep the texture on the walls, we wanted to reduce the appearance by painting everything a much lighter color – in this case – Sherwin Williams’ Atrium White. Trim throughout the entire house was painted with Decorator’s White. And white plantation shutters were installed on the bottom 2/3 of these windows.
As a young family, they wanted to freshen up the entire house with a “new traditional” aesthetic. One way in which they accomplished that was by replacing the carpet throughout the living and dining room with new hardwoods. Nothing says dated like old carpet throughout much of the first floor! The existing hardwoods in the kitchen area received sanding and new stain.
And look how gorgeous this stairway ended up! Yes to patterned carpet runners on the stairs! Yes. Yes. Yes.
Not only did we darken the floors, but our painter glazed the handrails and exposed treads to match the new floor stain. What’s not blatently obvious in the picture below is that we also rebuilt several of the treads that had awkwardly shallow depths and frequently tripped people up.
And hello gorgeous powder bath! This is the second time we’ve used that wallpaper in the last 7 or 8 years and both of our clients LOVE it.
Moving upstairs, the kids’ bedrooms got a brand new paint job, new carpet, lighting and even a little bit of Clarke and Clarke Dahlia wallpaper!
The master turned out beautifully…
Essentially, the house looks incredible now! It’s fresh. It’s neutral. It’s elegant and classic. And yet it feels young and vibrant.