Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Morning Room Transformation

 

This is such an incredible transformation of a morning room that I just installed. It is not 100% done yet but I was too excited not to share.

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Before:

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My client home was very dark and she wanted to lighten up the space. She had plenty of light with all the windows but with the dark paint color, furniture, and window treatments the room was very dark and almost oppressive which did not suite her personality at all.

Design solution: We needed to keep the existing table and chair set since it was almost new. The existing chairs were very angular and dark and did not fit into our design scheme.  We solved that by designing customs slipcovers. I love how darling they came out very couture. You can’t see it too well in the photo but it is piped in a coordinating blue fabric.

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We painted the walls a fabulous blue and recovered the wicker chairs in a coordinating fabric.

We have a wonderful hutch piece that is coming in, and a new chandler to replace the fan.

I will show more photos as we take the room to another level.

If you need help with transforming your morning room or any other space contact me at  Elan Interiors.

~Charity

Monday, June 13, 2011

Before and After Kitchen Remodel

Incredible transformation of a dark, cramped  kitchen into a light, airy, and spacious kitchen that works.

My clients celled me in to help them lay out and design new kitchen space. They were all ready ahead of the game with  their dream kitchen look all ready figured out from magazines. They also had specific needs already figured out.

Goals:

  • Family friendly kitchen that also works well to entertain.
  • Laundry room
  • wrapping stations
  • area to store school work
  • mudroom
  • powder room

The house was your typical colonial, walk in the front door formal dining room on right, formal living room on left with center stair/hallway. In the back of the house is where the kitchen was located with poor layout and dark. Wasted space in front of the sliders where a breakfast table was located but never felt right.

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The entrance where you came in from the garage was huge wasted space and non functioning. Plus it had another front door so people were always confused to which door to use.

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Powder Room

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What we did:

  • Blow away the wall between the kitchen and dining room and opened everything up.
  • Put a French door where the slider was moved the slider in to the mudroom. Now they have an entrance straight to the bathroom from the pool.
  • Added in laundry room/wrapping station.
  • Built in mudroom storage.
  • Got rid of the funny front door now it is very clear where guest go.
  • Relocated powder room
  • Bumped out indentation from where 2nd front entrance was.

After:

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~Charity

If you'd like help creating a kitchen you absolutely love, contact me about our design services.