Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sharing My Sweet Friends BEFORE AND AFTER Home Tour

Today I want to share a dear friend's house with you. 
My friend was very tired of her decor style and ask me to 
help re-decorate various rooms in her house

She didn't really know where to even start and what style she wanted.
So I put my thinking cap on and created a few collages in PicMonkey 

to give her ideas of what I can visualize in her space

Here is a Before of the Family Room
And here is the collage I created for their family room. 
DON'T JUDGE the sloppiness of the collage please
I am not a professional Designer and I helped her with my ideas 
& opinions as a friend, not for money. I created them quickly, only 
to give her a visual of what I have in mind! 

And Ta-Dahhhhh, here is the AFTER
What a difference!!!! They did purchase a new sectional and moved the old
leather sofa into another room. The sectional fits the space perfectly.

I found those gorgeous wicker plates on the wall at Target, they add such warmth 
to the space. The floor pouf is also a Target find. The other accent pieces (such as 
the coffee table, side table, table lamp and chair) are various finds from Marshall's, 
T.J. Max, Home Goods, etc. (YES, she was very busy going shopping!).

Don't you just love the layering of rugs??? It's a jute rug with 
a black cowhide on top from IKEA. LUV the POP of contrast!!!

 We found this gorgeous old window frame at a local store 
during a shopping trip last summer. Her husband hung it 
up and she added some tiny string-lights.

The entertainment center is also new from Overstock.

OK, off onto the foyer BEFORE

And AFTER -- She moved this pine dresser from her master bedroom 
into the entry. It's a much more neutral piece and allows for 
changing the decor much easier than before.

She decorated it so beautifully with more finds from Marshall's, 
Ross, etc. The new modern rug really makes the dark wood floors pop.

Next stop -- The Dining Room BEFORE
This was a very dark & gloomy space, due to the wall color.

The family never really used the formal dining room, so she had the 
wonderful idea of making the space into a library instead.

Here is the collage I created for inspiration

Here is the AFTER 
First project was to paint the walls. Her husband 
painted the walls from the dark red to a light grey, which made 
such a HUGE difference. They found these beautiful 
book cases at World Market.

Here is the sofa that used to be in the family room. The carved 
art work is also a Target find. The silver hammered coffee table is from 
World Market as well. The rattan chair is from IKEA.

Let's go see the kitchen nook BEFORE

Here is my design board for this space

I have always loved this table from World Market. Plus, the price was right!!! 

The texture of the wood is a bit rough and rustic.  I think it will 
hold up well against every day abuse. 

The chairs are also from World Market

And so is this gorgeous bead chandelier.

 They also made a few little changes in the 
kitchen, so here is the scoop ...
The Kitchen BEFORE

They have a pretty large kitchen with lots of tall, dark cabinets. 
They took out one upper cabinet and added white shelves 
from IKEA to allow for a more open feel.

These gorgeous white leather bar stools are from Pier 1. 
They look super good next to the dark cabinets for a pop of contrast.

They also took out the doors to the kitchen island and gave the inside 
a coat of Annie Sloan paint

Super cool, isn't it ???? So much more personality!

Off to the Game Room BEFORE


As you can see, they took off the white wall shelves and 
got rid of the blue accent color.

Well, that turned out to be a long post. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
I think my friend and her husband deserve a big round of applause....
They pulled all these changes off over the summer. That was a ton of hard work!
Geesh! As for myself, I still have my Halloween decor up !!!! LOL 
I love to hear what you think!!! 


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