I have a theory about laundry rooms. Not everyone shares my lack of enthusiasm in doing laundry, but for those of us who need some inspiration in this area, I believe that the laundry room ambiance is very important in improving our outlook on the work that takes place there. Usually this room is pretty small, without a lot of natural light (if any) and BORING! After all you start out with two quite large, usually white colored boxes, the washer and dryer!!Read More
There were interesting architectural elements to this room, as you can see in the before photos below, but it needed some additional attention and love. Lighting is always a good place to make a splash! The room is small, so I chose an airy, but bright chandelier with that gorgeous Chinese Red color! Painting the walls chartreuse, placing beautiful pieces of furniture with their traditional rich wood finishes, and topping it all off with modern artwork and a new colorful rug now turns this dining room into a conversation piece for your guests and a lovely place to host a dinner party!Read More
People are spending more and more time enjoying the outside of their homes. In our next bungalow series, we focus on the beauty of the outside!
The Front Door doesn’t always have to take on the job of being the “Big Statement” piece for the outside of the house! Sometimes with the color scheme of the house, the door can be a quiet, rich color like Temptation Gray, that works best for the home. As you can see here… it makes a different kind of statement!
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This hallway has been transformed into something eye-catching! Taking out a couple of unnecessary doors and turning the walls to a crisp “Simply White” paint color have helped to open this older narrow hallway. We removed the stationary long rod pendant light that didn’t produce enough light and replaced it with a very sassy, black, bright ceiling mounted light that really enhances the look and allows you to see better.
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This bathroom will take you back in time. What was charming then might conflict a bit with today’s sense of design and color, but after all it is an 80 year old bungalow. And did I mention I LOVE a challenge!
This main floor bathroom is part of an older bungalow. What do you do when you are presented with salmon and black & white tile that covers well over 50% of the walls in the bathroom? Turn that outdated tile color into something beautiful! This striking wallpaper, along with the right accessories, updates the bathroom into something you have to believe in!
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This foyer and living room were painted in a neutral color and depicted an older style of design. There was very little color or dynamics going on in this cozy living room.
For me, color is everything in a room and is able to truly reflect the personality and feel that you get when you enter the room. I decided upon a new, dynamic ceiling light and cool green paint. I also added other colors to accent the existing charm of this room. The new artwork depicts a beautiful design flare and the room is warm and inviting.. giving you the feeling of coming home.Read More
These photos represent a different kind of kitchen make-over. One that required a smaller budget, a fair amount of elbow grease, and some time and consideration on the homeowner’s part. All of that made an enormous difference in their kitchen and their home!
This is a town home in Burnsville that needed some sprucing up with a lower budget. The ho...Read More