We all love Before and Afters, right? My favorite part of the HGTV shows is not the process by which they get to the end result but the final reveal. First 5 minutes and last 5 minutes are all I need to see. One of the recent projects we have been working on has a pretty amazing Before and After. It's a typical ranch home in the Tanglewood area in Fort Worth. Likely built in the 70s when wood paneling was a premium feature. The paneling in the family room here had already been painted so we just brightened it up and updated the furniture. Don't you just adore that rug from Anthropologie? I think it's one of our most favorite yet.
Sectional: Pottery Barn
End Table: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Arm Chair: Anthropologie
Pillows: West Elm
As much as we love natural accents, by painting the built-in shelving in the living room the same color as the wall it just opens up the space and makes it so much brighter. I bet you didn't even notice the piano in the "before" image? The styled bookshelves are 100% from books and decorative pieces that the homeowner already had. Trust me, you'll be amazed at what you already own that you can style with. Be sure to check out Shauna's bookshelf styling tips video below.
Sofa: Arhaus (similar here)
Chaise: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Accent Chairs: Pottery Barn
Coffee Table: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Sheepskin Throw: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Check out other Before and After posts on a chic lounge here, or kids' rooms here.
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You know that place you love to go to have a glass of wine with your friends? It has a relaxing vibe, eclectic decor that is totally different than you home, furniture that is both chic and comfortable and has neither cup holders or queso stains from last year's Super Bowl. Well, one of our recent clients wanted one of those exact kind of spaces in her own home to entertain, lounge and well, just be a grown up! Since her formal dining room was not frequently used, we transformed it in to a chic lounge that rivals the swankiest of hotel bars. "Waiter, another prosecco, please!"
Even though there was decent natural light coming in to the room, it was sucked up by the dark walls and ceiling. By replacing the wallpaper and painting the ceiling, we immediately brightened up the room.
Pale gray club chairs from Wayfair form the main seating area. We added mirrored panels from Wisteria on wall opposite the window to reflect the light and make the room even brighter.
We used a deep cobalt blue as an accent color on the neutral palette with this lacquered sideboard from All Modern. The Pottery Barn drapes are customized with the addition of a blue Greek key design tape and our favorite DIY dot painting also adds blue accents. Artwork over sideboard is from Virginia artist Juniper Briggs.
I think this girl has found her happy place. What about you? Do you have a space in your home that needs a refresh? We'd love to help you create your own happy place. Contact us for more info.
One of our latest projects was a bedroom refresh for a 4 year old boy and 7 year old girl. You remember when you got your "big kid room" and how exciting that was? Mine was a suite of white wicker furniture, Pepto-bismol pink walls and a patchwork print bedding set that probably came from Sears. I loved that room. Little girls' love of pink hasn't changed much in 40ish years so we made sure to add some pink pops to this adorable room redo.
Girl's Room Before
Girl's Room After
Tufted Velvet Bed: PB Teen
Egg Chair: PB Teen
Rug: Rugs USA
Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids
Lamps: Stray Dog Designs
In the boy's room, we painted the existing furniture to brighten up the room and re-purposed the bedding. Isn't amazing what a coat of paint can do?
Boy's Room Before
Boy's Room After