Before and After: A family townhome gets a mid-century inspired makeover

Last spring, we were approached by a wonderful family who have been in their home for twelve years and were ready for a full home makeover. With a very busy household, (think two children, three dogs, two cats, and another daughter away at college), this family was ready to reimagine their home to match their distinct style, fabulous furniture/art collection and active lifestyle.

While we didn't take down walls or change any exterior features, changes such as new flooring, wall treatment, lighting, and fixtures, planned cohesively made a big impact in this space. We opted for family-friendly/durable materials to withstand the family's daily traffic, while making updates that expressed the family's love for fun and adventure. Palm Springs is a favorite destination for the family, which is reflected in their mid-century style furniture and fun artwork collection. It was such a blast working with the homeowners to bring in more personal elements and style to their home!

KITCHEN BEFORE:

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Originally, the homeowners wanted to solely swap out the backsplash with new tile and keep the original cabinetry. After a few changes were made throughout the house (including installation of new hardwood floors and tile), plans eventually changed (as they often do!), and they decided to go with all new kitchen cabinetry as well. The the new tile had already been installed and needed to be removed to meet the new cabinetry configuration, but thanks to Heath Ceramics In-Stock Palette, we were able to secure beautiful new tile (very!) quickly that better suited the new white cabinetry. While not part of the original plan, the homeowners ended up with entirely new kitchen that meets their family's needs and reflects their modern style. Kudos to extremely flexible clients and Contractor! 

KITCHEN AFTER:

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The washer and dryer now reside under this countertop area (vs previously stacked), which now doubles as a bar and entertaining area.

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The clients' had a brilliant idea to utilize space underneath the stairs as a cozy area for pets. They also had a wood hand rail installed over existing metal stair rail, completely changing the look.

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FIREPLACE BEFORE:

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FIREPLACE AFTER:

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POWDER ROOM BEFORE:

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POWDER ROOM AFTER:

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We added a bit of drama to the Powder Room with custom drawer fronts and legs from Semihandmade (over an Ikea vanity). The clients had even more fun with this room, adding a rock theme to the decor.

KIDS' BATHROOM BEFORE:

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KIDS' BATHROOM AFTER:

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COMPUTER NOOK BEFORE:

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COMPUTER NOOK AFTER:

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Graphic wallpaper adds pop to this multi-functional space. The clients had their contractor install a custom built-in bookcase under the staircase, maximizing space and storage.

FRONT ENTRY BEFORE:

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ENTRY AFTER:

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A huge thank you to our clients for allowing us to be a part of this fun and transformative project! They were such as joy to collaborate with and we loved helping them make their home really feel like their home. They even entertained our oldest son when we came to photograph the space (inspiring him with their furry pets too!) Cheers!

Sources:

KITCHEN
Tile: Heath Ceramics
Faucet: Starlight Chrome Concetto Faucet, Build.com
Kitchen & Hall Ceiling Light: Boop! Wall/Ceiling Light, YLighting.com
Cabinetry: IKEA

LIVING ROOM
Fireplace Tile: Fireclay Tile

COMPUTER NOOK
Wallpaper: Emily Sanford Design, Spoonflower

POWDER ROOM
Vanity: Ikea Godmorgon with fronts from Semihandmade 
Faucet: VIGO Satro Matte Black 1-Handle Single Hole Faucet, Lowes
Light: Vista 2 Sconce, Cedar & Moss
Industrial Wall Mirror, West Elm
Paint: METAL .06, Colorhouse Paints

KIDS BATHROOM
Tile: Vives Rift Grafito, Tilebar
Boxie LED Ceiling Light, YLighting

PAINT
Main Living and Kitchen Areas
METAL .03, Colorhouse Paints

Interior Front Door
DREAM .03, Colorhouse Paints

Master Bedroom Walls
IMAGINE .05, Colorhouse Paints

ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING
Urban Floor Calabria

Construction by Jeff Lewis 408-781-1746