It's no surprise we at SGD love wallpaper. We suggest every client adds it to some part of their house, whether it's an entire room or just a statement wall. Wallpaper has the ability to update an outdated, stale space into a room full of zest and personality. We have rounded up some of our favorite wallpapers below. Enjoy all the yumminess!
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Dot Painting Tutorial
A while ago I searched for a small print painting to go with my super busy wallpaper and found one that cost over $700. For dots. Painted on a canvas. I didn't understand why it would be so expensive to own a print or a painting that was literally DOTS. So I went to my crafts store and purchased canvases, paint, and a paint brush, and made my own version of dot art. Since I posted it on my Instagram page I've had lots of inquiries and requests for a tutorial. Apparently I'm now some kind of dot painting genius, which is exactly what my parents had in mind for me when they brought me home from the hospital nearly 48 years ago. So here you are, my beautiful friends. Dot Art Tutorial Para Ti. (for you)
Kitchen Reno: Sam & Wade
Look. At. This. Kitchen. It's crazy that five weeks ago this room looked nothing like it does now. The transformation is so amazing I can't stand it. The only thing that would make this kitchen better was if it was mine.
Look where we started. It wasn't a bad kitchen. It just needed an update. My sweet client Samantha told me that the thing she disliked most about it was that it always felt dirty even when it was clean. That told me that it needed to be lighter and brighter.
The plan was to take out the island altogether and put in a new one. Sam wanted a farmhouse sink so we needed an island to accommodate that. We also agreed to get rid of the curve in front for a more sleek, modern look. The cabinets were in good condition so we just had new door fronts made in a shaker-style. The rest of the kitchen plan was this: new floors, new lighting, new countertops, new backsplash, new furniture. Basically everything new. Scroll down to see the before and after photos. Enjoy!
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Kitchen Reno: Erin & Gary
Last summer I met Erin and Gary at their home in Fort Worth. They had lived in their custom built home for twenty years and were ready for an update. One space I was excited to tackle was the kitchen. It's positioned in the center of the house, with views of the den and living room. One thing I loved about it was its location. It had the potential to be a real showstopper.
Here's what the kitchen looked like before.
See that step up? I thought, hmm, what if we tiled it? And the cabinets were in good condition. They just needed a facelift. And there were no pendant lights, so we definitely would fix that. The rest was a no-brainer. New floors, new backsplash, remove the wallpaper, new counter tops, add hardware.
After Erin & Gary reviewed the plan and approved it, it was go time!
Here's the kitchen now.
I love how this kitchen renovation turned out. The space is light and clean and invites you in to stay a while. I'm sure Erin and Gary are going to enjoy their new space for years to come.
Looking for that perfect coffee table but feeling overwhelmed with all the options? Never fear. We've rounded up our favorites for you.
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