THIS BATHROOM!!!!

This season has been tough! There are lots of stories to share and maybe I will share them one day, but for now I want to share THIS BATHROOM!

THIS BATHROOM is a gift from heaven! I was trying to have a fun day with my family and my phone was blowing up with work and I was really starting to feel it, and then all the sudden I got the sweetest email from Amy full of pictures of their bathroom remodel!

I enjoyed working with the Hallmarks! Their place of frustration with their bathroom was the dysfunctional layout. It just didn’t do anything for them, and it seemed a total waste of space. We did several rounds of sketches to really maximize the space and get them all the items on their wish list, and here is the final product:

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The Hallmarks have great taste, and they knew the look they were going for! They had made a few changes after we completed the design, but I wanted to share the drawings so you guys can see a little more what the process can look like:

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I start off meeting with the client and hearing their problems with the current space and then, get their wish list for the new space. After that, I draw a 2D plan – once we land on the 2D plan I can pull it into 3D and select materials and finishes.

As I mentioned, the Hallmarks knew what they wanted and were so easy to work with! I love her bathroom – she says the remodel took forever – but I’m thinking it was worth it! I love THIS BATHROOM!!

Clean Lines, Vintage Finds, & Coastal Colors

I loved the color scheme and old charm in this project. We renovated the entire down stairs and it was quite an undertaking. This home is tucked deep into the heart of Houston, and the home owners are just a sweet as they come.

These photos were taken when we were still getting things finalized and organized, but I wanted to share the STUNNING new cabinetry. This kitchen before, was closed off and very small. We went in tore down a wall and lined all the exterior walls with new shaker cabinets. We spent a long time designing and laying out this new functional kitchen.

The master bathroom is also a show stopper. The original master bath had a giant tub in the center of the room that they didn’t use and they really needed more storage. I love the final outcome. We added his and her closets, vanities, we are able to keep the location of the toilet, added a corner shower, and a stunning new tub.

I was so inspired by this client and the style she already had. She has a flare for vintage pieces and coastal colors – as you can see below. Everything came together beautifully and I was so excited to see those real hardwood floors. It’s rare to install those these days. Her floors turned out beautiful and were perfect for her style!

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A Classic French Gray Kitchen

THIS KITCHEN! It’s been a long time coming. I am so excited to share it. This kitchen was closed off, dated, but definitely well-loved. It was so exciting to open up the walls as much as possible and create a new space that could be just as loved!

I really enjoyed working with this sweet, sweet family! I got to design some built-in bunk beds (that I LOVED), a laundry room and a kitchen. I also got to see world’s cutest dance routine and answer a lot of questions about working with Fixer Upper. This kitchen will always be a special one for me.

Before pictures:

After Pictures:

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(Love seeing little bits of Magnolia style in my clients’ homes ^^^^)

There are so many details in this kitchen that I love. We spent a long time on the plans and really poured a lot of attention into the details. Here are few of my favorite things about this kitchen:

  1. Stain/ paint combo – I love the warm stained paired with the Classic French gray. We also added character to the gray with a black rub on top of the paint. I love how beautiful these cabinets turned out.
  2. Those counter tops… they are stunning with those finishes.
  3. I love that the cabinets go to the ceiling – I love how grand that makes this kitchen come across.
  4. The brick accent on the island + the herringbone brick that we put in the entry as well.
  5. Okay okay.. I really just love everything in this kitchen :).

Coming up next is the laundry room!

Natural Master Bath

I was so inspired by April and her style. She is so talented and has done quite a few carpentry jobs her self. She told me one of her hobbies was wood working and showed me a few pieces she had made and from there it was so easy for me to be inspired by her and her home.

This master bath is full of natural materials and they all came together and layered so beautifully. The existing bathroom was a good layout and a great size space to work with but there were just a few things that needed some TLC. When I pulled the materials and finishes for this job I wanted to stay true to April, and her home. I started layering different types of natural stone and it just quickly came together. I couldn’t be more pleased with the smooth pebble, the travertine, and the marble accent all layered together. We stained the wood and painted the walls a peaceful, yet masterful color. The lines are clean and well-defined, leaving you with a peaceful, natural bathroom.

Before pictures:

After pictures:

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That linen cabinet with the frosted glass is PERFECT. I love that thing!

So peaceful, so natural – just love it. Also please excuse my photography skills, they are a work in progress.

Happy 2017! I am loving catching up with completed jobs from 2016 and getting to share them with you guys. I have the best clients and I am so blessed. Thankful for each of you!

 

The Baker Kitchen

This is project I worked on a while back, like right after Presley was born and now she is 18 months! Ah! I’m so far behind, but it’s actually been so sweet and so rewarding to get to go back and see some beautiful finished projects, this being one of them! The Bakers bought this home and knew they were going to need to “love” it to really make it theirs. The first place to “love”, was the kitchen!

We tore down 2 walls to really open things up and added Lacey’s style to make it the perfect kitchen! I love this kitchen and I love Lacey’s style! A few things to note are her counter tops, cabinet colors, and the hardware. They really brought in her style, as well as made the space a highly functional, sophisticated space.

Here are the before pictures:

We removed the wall with the existing refrigerator on it which backed up to the living room and the wall that had the double oven wall unit.

 

Here are the after pictures:

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Bye walls! Hello open, gorgeous kitchen!!

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If you have any questions feel free to email me for paint colors etc. Those lower cabinets are PERFECT. Love that she was bold enough to go for the two-tone and to own that blue/ slate gray. It’s paired so beautifully with her hardware.

I am slowly but surely catching up over here! Got to shoot two other jobs this week as well. I am thankful for each of you and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Coming soon is a master bath full of natural materials – its stunning cannot wait to share!

Crisp & Clean Master Bath Reno

This project was one for the books that I got to see from beginning to end. When I first met with Teri she shared her vision with me and I had to the privilege to speak into and help bring her vision to life.

The pictures really speak for themselves.

Before pictures:

 

We added quite a bit of storage and were very thoughtful with every detail. We downsized and maximized where we needed and we ended up with beautiful, thoughtful storage solutions.

After pictures:

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I couldn’t be happier about this outcome! I love that every corner was maximized even corners that were hidden by excess. One of my favorite things about this bathroom are the adjustable shelves with pull out drawers on top.

Flips: Merrimac

I have a long list of blog posts to catch up on – all jobs that I loved and would love to share with you! I keep thinking surely things will slow down a bit so I can get caught up on some blog stuff, but that is not the case. A blessing for sure, but also the struggle is real.

This is a fun flip we did in League City. Fun fact: while I was in labor I was also texting with the plumber regarding a massive gas leak. Good times…good times.

Thanks for being patient with me while I play catch up! And in the mean time here’s a flip we finished about 10 months ago (Presley is 10 months…thats the only reason I can remember when we did it 🙂 ).

Before:

There were other “before” rooms that I just couldn’t go in more than once because I was pregnant and this house made me nauseous. But you get the drift – dirty, neglected, dated, and a lot of “DIYs” gone wrong in this one.

After:

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This sweet little house had some good bones. Just needed someone to come along and see the potential. I chose to keep the inside warm to match the outside brick. Flips for me are COMPLETELY different from working with my clients. I honestly prefer working with my clients because I feel so much more free to create – because my inspiration is so clear to me. Whereas with a flip, I am not sure who is going to purchase that home so the challenge is keeping it neutral but tasteful with the hopes that anyone could walk into the home and see the blank canvas that we’ve created for them. We did sell this one a while back and my prayer is that the home owners fell in love with their new home, and really made it theirs.

Shout out to the Stanfield team! If you’re in Friendswood/ this side of Houston and you need a realtor, we highly suggest the Stanfields. Their whole team is unreal! We are so thankful for them! 

Cline Elementary Library

I am so so thankful and honored to have had the opportunity to help give Cline Elementary’s library a (much needed) face lift! I am not one to critic anyone else’s decor or design, but I think we can all agree it just needed some love!

I really enjoyed working with everyone at Cline. They were so kind, and very thoughtful about this library. I could really tell as a school they care about their kids and they are passionate that their kids are getting the best (no one told me to say that 🙂 ).

Here are some before pictures:

Sorry… worst pictures ever. But, you can get the idea – bright, electric green walls, dated book shelves, mis-matched woods, the classic rainbow carpet that just reads brown, and some FANTASTIC ceilings that just get lost and feel heavy. 

We have some good bones here- and some good starts. I love the color green for a learning space, however this green is electric and given in too high of a dose. But you will see that we re-used a similar green we just gave it a contained space – just enough. And those ceilings, I love those ceilings – they are warm and inviting. Really they are perfect for a library, however we needed to balance them out. We needed them to not feel heavy, but to feel warm.

After Pictures:

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There was a lot of talk about this neutral wall color and if there would be enough color at the end of the job. By using the neutral on the walls we gave our selves a blank canvas, creating an easily updated library that we could pull in any color we wanted! We selected some great colors in our furniture, we tied in favorite book covers as wall art, we used metal letters that we painted for some depth and dimension, and we installed a new “Friendswood blue” carpet. We also kept that electric green – we just kept in the room where we needed it. Last, but not least I really enjoy the ceilings now that they don’t feel heavy, but they feel warm and they are certainly balanced well with all of the other decor and color in the space. Overall, such a fun job and think we accomplished our goal!

*Side note: I love the magnetic wall! The galvanized metal mixed with the wood ceilings is a win in my book!

Living Room Reno: Spanish Revival

I love working with Dana because I love her style. She is so fun and easy to work with, and she consistently picks things that speak to her. That is what gives a beautiful, over all harmonious concept.

I have always been a fan of Spanish Revival style so seeing this home come together has been so fun for me as a designer.

Before pictures:

You can see that we had some good shapes and bones to pull from for inspiration. We wanted to keep the bones, but pull the home into this century. There were a lot of structural changes that also had to take place including lifting the entire living room  – the living room floor was lowered about a foot in true 70’s style. There was also a lot of head and heart ache in this job, but the out come was well worth it!

After Pictures:

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From the new beautiful, over-sized travertine floors to the new French doors this project came together beautifully. One of my favorite features is the quartzite counter tops. They are stunning!

Dana has decorated the space perfectly in line with her Spanish Revival style. Remembering all the decisions and details is my favorite part after the job is over. As I look back through the space my eye catches each one of them and I am so satisfied. If you have done a remodel in your home then you know exactly what I am talking about!

Hope you’re inspired and enjoyed this Spanish Revival style. If you love this style and have questions on how we achieved this look, let me know!

Open Kitchen Concept

I love this warm, rustic, transitional kitchen. When I first met with these clients their kitchen was cramped and closed off from their living room. We looked at several design options and they landed on a completely open concept. Which really was the best choice.

I love the materials and finishes they landed on, and I love that it is an extension of them. They really considered their family and how they function when they were re-designing this kitchen.

Here are some before pictures:

It was very closed in, and tight on all sides. The island was small and overall the kitchen design just did not function well. So we removed the wall on the left and created an open concept kitchen. This allowed us to expand the island but maintain at least 3′ walking space on all sides. 

 

Open Concept Kitchen:

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I love the clear view from the living room to the kitchen! The paint colors are perfect and the finishes really accomplish the final product they were hoping for. We also did a little face lift for their formal sitting room – I adore those vintage prints on the wall! They were her grandmothers prints, to me there is nothing better. I love re-using what you already have, but finding a new fit in a different way. These vintage candelabras are another great example of re-using something for a different purpose, I love the greenery added to these. So pretty!

Transitional elements to note:

  • shaker style cabinet doors
  • The gray glass tile that we ran all the wall around the windows
  • The contrasting hardware on the cabinets
  • The light fixtures selected
  • Paint colors