A Tale of Two Fireplaces: A Design Connection, Inc. Featured Project
The pics from my latest interior design project are up! Two fireplaces, along with the entire first floor, have undergone a HUGE transformation. How did we do it? Read our design story and see all of the Before and After pics here!
After living in their home for 12 years, my clients had grown tired of the Tuscan-style décor, deep colors, and heavy carpeting; they longed for clean lines, darker woods, crisp whites, and soothing greys. Having each room flow from one space into the next was also a design element they desired for their “new” home.
The smaller room beside the kitchen was the perfect place for the kids to hang out, watch TV, and play games. Although this space is primarily used by the kids, it was important to maintain the sophisticated look and feel of the rest of the home.
The fireplace really dated the look of this space. The honey oak woodwork and the old tile surround had to go. The first order of business was to wall in the hole that was designed to house an old box television.
Updating your fireplace doesn’t have to be a complete gut-and-redo! Painting the wood from a honey finish to white instantly brought this space into this decade. The new tile selections compliment the colors in the neighboring kitchen and bar area while giving this space a look all its own. The two old chairs were replaced with new furnishings; the gorgeous new sectional, chaise, and small ottoman further defined this small space while adding comfortable seating for four people.
The new cabinet anchors this space and provides out-of-sight storage for video games and TV components. Working with the colors and the size of this space, custom artwork was created to complete this look.
The great room was also drastically transformed. Great rooms are supposed to be an inviting, welcoming space to gather. The original great room was a sparsely furnished and rarely used. There were no gatherings; there was no “greatness”…
The dated hearth and pillars were removed and the fireplace was refaced in a beautiful stacked stone. The carpet was replaced with the dark hardwood floors that now seamlessly flow throughout the entire first floor.
A floor rug sized-to-fit and the custom-built mantle add a unique touch to this gorgeous new great room.
The old sofa was removed…
…and a custom-made sectional was created to fit the dimensions of this space perfectly. The original artwork and the large multi-functional leather ottoman with contrasting seam-stripes further unifies this space.
Designing a home that “flows” isn’t just about looks, it is also about function! My clients used to navigate through their kitchen; now they are able to flow with their kitchen. Thinking about how they currently use their space, as well as what their future needs will be, I created a design that my clients and their growing children will enjoy for years to come. See more pics from the kitchen remodel here:
If you are wanting to make design changes in your home but you’re not sure how to get started, call us! From finding furniture that fits your space perfectly to facilitating a complete-home remodel, we are prepared to oversee every detail. Let us help you make the changes you long to see in your home–Contact us today for a complimentary in-studio design consultation!