Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I figured I better come back with something good to show you! Nope, it’s not my kitchen. I’m waiting on one teeny, tiny detail to arrive. Fingers crossed it happens this week!
I affectionally refer to this house as “Bungalow Blue”, and I think you’ll see why. It’s located in the quaint, beach community of Atlantic Beach and belongs to the sweetest retirement-age couple. My clients brought me in on this project to help bring this house out of the 80’s and to create a casual, pulled together home where they can entertain friends and family.
I wanted to diminish the heavy feel that the flagstone fireplace created so we added tongue and groove to the top portion and painted the existing mantle.
In the picture below, the room on the right with the chandelier was actually the dining room. We switched the placement of the dining room and sitting room so the owner’s can take advantage of the view and natural light in the sunroom. All of the trim was painted white throughout the house, however, we left the beams stained. Notice the heavy trim around the entrance to the sunroom. With some convincing it was painted white. This visually lifted the height of the entry to the sunroom and cut down on the angles and transitions.
Former dining room turned sunroom.
The family room…..
To update the stair railing without having to incur the expense of replacing it all, the contractor ran a 1×8 board on top of the bottom of the rails to hide the exposed screws….
Voilia! Talk about the power of white paint!
My carpet installer bound the edges of several 4×6 Dash and Albert rugs and used them to recover the stairs. Inexpensive and durable….win, win.
Most of the furnishings were new, however, the homeowner’s had a few antique pieces that they wanted to incorporate in the design plan. One of them being this adorable secretary.
Hope your week gets off to a great start.