This early 2000's builder special needed a serious overhaul before welcoming home its owners, world travelers returning from a year abroad in Argentina. So how could we update this space to fit the expectations of returning owners who had not set eyes on it in nearly 6 years? First we set out to find ways to accent its architectural assets, like the cathedral ceiling in the living room pictured above. The rough cerused oak beams came from the Ozark saw mill in Mulberry. The modern brass globe chandelier was found on www.wayfair.com.
This fireplace was all wrong. The dated tile and mismatched trims just did not work. We custom matched the wood tone for the new mantle, hearth, and shelves to the new cerused oak floors going in. A sleek black concrete surround was created to replace the tile, and white brick replaced the old trim. Here is a pic of the wood next to the engineered wood floor, seamless!
The budget for the entire renovation did not allow for changes to cabinetry and fixtures in the bathrooms, but a change in tile here was an absolute must! Above we see the before and after, and it is clear that paint and tile can go a long way. The color of the tile is very strong, as you can see in the pictures below. So in order to carry the color across the room without overpowering the eye with blue we decided to carry it across the ceiling and vanity wall. See below.
Paint and tile made a huge difference in the other bathrooms as well. We chose a classic pinwheel tile for a look that will never go out of style. And Benjamin Moore Wedgewood gray on the bathroom walls below is a great warm blue grey which always remains neutral and cozy!
I hope to have pictures of the Kitchen and Bedroom transformations added to this blog shortly!! To be continued!!! But here are a few more pics to ponder until then...