Friday, December 11, 2015

7 Palmetto Rd Before & After

It seems as if I have been gone from the blogging world forever! Two babies under 2, a house renovation and a second Etsy shop that has been overwhelmingly successful has made things a bit busy around here. But, it's time to get back to showcasing some of the projects. First, we rushed as much as we could even with contractor issues to finish up the renovation of our 1949 house before our daughter was born. We love the Charleston neighborhood that is a skip to downtown and has large lots with grand oaks dripping in spanish moss. Since we moved in and our 2nd daughter was born, decorating and furnishing has taken a back seat. A quick summary and then a few before and after sneak peeks. The house is a brick colonial style that was not in horrible shape, but it was dark and dated. We wanted a more clean, bright and crisp feel so we opened up the kitchen, added windows and airy doors, took down bath walls, darkened the floors and brightened up the walls and trim with fresh paint. Still so much to do, but for now, here is a peek at our kitchen and adjacent family room. We didn't work with a designer, rather I did my best to make my vision a reality.

Kitchen Before:

Kitchen After:
kitchen renovation steps in family room kichler pendants everly kids island chair highchair white exhaust fan hood

kids kitchen table chair eames white barstool transitional thermador double oven range 48" white glazes subway backsplash

LG minuet counters countertops kitchen marble look alike quartz

LG minuet counters countertops marble look alike quartz marble alternative kitchen island

Family Room Before:

Family Room After:
adding fireplace and windows family room transitional remodel renovation

tv above fireplace transitional mantle marble fireplace surround

transitional built ins cabinets windows above simple molding mantle

brightening up a family room adding windows light to older house

More pictures to come of our butler's pantry, master bath, kids bath and nursery/bedrooms! Stay tuned as we decorate and finish up our renovated home. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

News & More

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