In 1989, this home was on the cutting edge of interior design. Although times certainly have changed in the past 25 years, this home’s décor certainly had not. It was like stepping into a beautifully preserved time capsule from 1989, featuring a traditional brick fireplace, teal leather furniture and golden oak paneled walls.

BEFORE Fireplace
BEFORE Fireplace

After my initial consultation with the homeowners, it was determined that their personal style was more transitional than traditional 1989, so we quickly got to work. The focal point of the room, the fireplace, was dark, dated and dingy. We opted to work around a total demolition of the old brick façade by installing horizontal 12×24 stone tiles over the existing brick. Our incredibly talented tile expert at Design Connection, Inc. placed both mosaic and linear tiles over the old surface and skillfully addressed the challenging curves along the hearth. Glass fire rocks were placed in the firebox in place of faux wood and beautiful vases were selected for a final touch to this updated fireplace.

Living Room Fireplace Reno by Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design
AFTER Fireplace

My secret weapon, the best faux painter in Kansas City, was brought in to transform the wall paneling. The golden oak was given a soft, neutral glow, which instantly updated and brightened the space.  In addition to the neutral furniture, the tables, accessories and artwork was purchased through Design Connection, Inc., along with the mirror and metal accents. The homeowners love purple and the custom ottomans and fun pillows add a burst of color and a whimsical touch to this newly completed space.

Living Room Fireplace Reno by Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design
AFTER: Living Room

These homeowners found Design Connection, Inc. through reading featured articles in local magazines for many years. You can find us, too, on Houzz and Pinterest!

Design Connection, Inc. 913-210-0511

10520 Barkley Ave. Suite 140

Overland Park, KS 66212

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