Thursday, June 12, 2014

Silver Lining....

A little over a year ago I received a call from a family who had just lost all the contents of their house  in a fire. Though the physical house was damaged, it was not a total loss and could be renovated and saved. So, imagine if you had lived in your home and got the opportunity to rebuild your home making all those little changes you wish it had had from the beginning. And that was the silver lining in this devastating experience for the family. 

 A new front door style, paint and lights took the house from traditional low country to more cottage less country. (we ditched anything with curves!) 
Yes, Lowes for lights! Gorgeous and on budget! 
I found this pew on CL and had it repaired and painted. It was the perfect fit in the foyer.
I love the vintage classic quality of the foyer light. It was the perfect touch to a simple space! 

The main living area was a loss after the fire. The clients made changes by adding built ins and horizontal plank wood walls.

 The client wanted to keep everything simple and clean. The details are in the wood walls, and beautiful built ins. They also took the opportunity to change the style and 
size of the french doors. I love the tall 
doors and view outside.

 I kept everything light and airy. We didn't use a lot of pattern but instead more texture . Not a lot is on the walls. The rug has a simple tone on tone pattern and is oh so comfy to the feet and the same color as the dog! Bonus!
 From the beginning the homeowners were insistent on a barn wood mantle from my brother. So thank you Soundside Carpentry for this heart pine beauty! 

This chair received a new cushion, painted legs and a gorgeous pillow to again add texture! It was another CL find but when I contacted the seller, It was Hooper! hahaha! 
art, art, art... with little wall surface for hanging stuff, I decided a house needs art and found gorgeous pieces to tuck in the shelves. Mixing modern with oils adds lots of interest. YES! mix your styles for a layered done over time look! 
The goal was to not make the home look like we bought showroom #4. Although everything in the house is new to the homeowners it looks like the decor was built over time. I searched CL, market and some of our favorites (Overstock and HomeGoods) for lots of different pieces! Lighting was FUN FUN FUN! The homeowners played a huge roll in most selections (they knew what they liked) but let me take the lead on lighting. They are thrilled with the results and enjoying their new old home. Stay tuned for the kitchen.... YOU WILL FLIP! ...-Ann
                 sneak peak...

bye, bye birdie,


Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful!!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful white kitchen, absolutely love it. I am sure your client loves it too. Thanks for stopping by!

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