I love a great before & after, don't you? Seeing a sad looking room transformed into a beautiful space is just so exciting and inspiring!
Well… I don't have a dramatic before and after to share just yet.
Would you settle for a before & during?
I hope so. Because I've realized that quite a bit of time lapses between before and after, and I don't like leaving you hanging. So, if you have an interest in what happens in the "during," I'm going to be better about sharing it with you.
Here we go.
This is the before of my client's family room. It is her least favorite room in the house.
She wanted it light, bright, cozy and contemporary. The leather sectional had to stay, but everything else was fair game.
The adjoining kitchen is very pretty with lovely blue paint…
and the family room was not jiving with it at all.
I knew right off the bat that I wanted the TV off the wall and onto the built-ins, so the fireplace could be the focal point. And, I wanted the fireplace to get a whitewash treatment.
This is the design board I created...
Here's just a little sneak peek of how things are looking.
You can see that the TV has been moved, and the fireplace has been whitewashed. The walls were painted Benjamin Moore "Edgecombe Gray." My awful photos do not do it justice, but this is a beautiful paint color. This room gets very little natural light, and the paint really brightens it up.
I can't tell you how happy I was the day the TV came off this wall. We also got rid of the "too short" window treatments, moved the drapery rods way up, and added new drapery panels.
Ahhh… so much better!! You can catch a glimpse of the new rug and coffee table. I'll share more about those next time.
Lots more changes coming soon. Pillows, a new chair, a gallery wall, and a gorgeous chandelier to name a few. Stay tuned for more "during" photos.
I know it's not as dramatic as before and after, but hopefully, you can see where this room is heading. I think it's heading for gorgeous :)