So of course, there are many phases to design. Perhaps our favorite and the most exciting of these phases is the final reveal. One thing that you may have seen that we love to do at Red Egg is compare Before and After photos of our projects.
Our recent project, as discussed in our last blog, was located in Pinnacle Peak and was a full renovation where we completely updated the home with new wallpaper, countertops, tile, stenciling and more. We decided to show you guys some of our favorite Before and After’s in a bit more detail.
#1: The Kitchen
When we first met our client, one thing that she really emphasized wanting was more color, and lightness and brightness throughout the home. The kitchen before, while beautiful with many high-end finishes, was lacking in color and overall glamor. We wanted to make the space more contemporary and change a lot of the colors in the space to make it feel less brown and more modern.
The kitchen took on a very modern and glamorous new feel! The whole space got an updated paint scheme with fresh white cabinets and white walls! The countertops were changed from granite to a bright white marble. A custom marble and mirror backsplash makes the kitchen feel very upscale and luxurious – which we love!
However, the most key focal point in the kitchen was the island underneath the dramatic brick coved ceiling. We decided to really make this feature shine by adding a large, sparkly chandelier. Additionally, we left the island the original dark wood finish in order to really make it the center of the kitchen.
#2: The Powder Bath
While it may be one of the smallest spaces that we revamped in the home, the powder bathroom had an amazing update! The original bathroom was dark and dated, with a red and brown color palette that made the room feel smaller than it really is! It lacked color overall and we really wanted to make the small space feel eye catching and unique.
Demolishing the existing vanity and adding in a large, modern pedestal sink updated the bathroom in a major way by making it feel more open and hotel-like. The walls got special treatment in the form of a stencil in a light blue color, which added visual interest to the small room – we love taking risks like this in small spaces!
Above the vanity we hung a gorgeous mirror, accented with two crystal wall sconces. We love the way that this powder bath now makes a huge splash.
#3: The Living Room
The living room before was nice, with gorgeous bones including a large beamed ceiling and travertine floors. Our goal for this space was to add color and make it feel more contemporary and vibrant, to match the personalities of the homeowners.
Our design for the living room incorporated in color in many different ways! We kept the space feeling spacious by using a cream sofa flanked by two yellow hound’s-tooth side chairs. We used a lot of lighter feeling furniture pieces, including the gold and glass coffee table and an iron and glass side table. These pieces help make the space feel even more open and spacious! We loved that we were able to use the homeowner’s existing rugs in this new space and they still look fabulous.
Of course, the major focal point in this space is the gorgeous and grand fireplace. We made it stand out even more by adding a large abstract piece of art with beautiful color above it. Now this fireplace is the talk of the house!
#4: The Dining Room
The dining room in the previous design was dark and featured gothic-style furnishings that were looking to be updated. The great bones of the space could be better used to create a more lively and modern space.
By reupholstering the existing chairs, the space got an instant update without breaking the bank! We love the way that reupholstering the chair backs made all the difference in terms of style and look! The new crystal chandelier is the highlight of the space, however, and makes for an endlessly glam dining space that the homeowners will now be anxious to use whenever they can.
We loved seeing the results of these photos, and seeing how we were able to use a lot of the existing (fabulous!) bones and architecture of the house to create these new spaces!