The homeowner wanted to make this truly a turn-key home. And the result is fabulous! We worked with the homeowner and contractor offering advice on updating this home that was built in 1972. The kitchen was updated with new cabinets, granite countertops, subway tile, and stainless-steel appliances. The old paneling and z-brick was removed from the walls. Floors were refinished. The two existing bathrooms were updated and a new full bath was added. Walls were painted, and new lighting was installed.
I loved this house so much and had so many ideas for this home that I decided to stage rooms that we would not usually do. The neutral tan painted walls in the living room/dining room and kitchen made it easy for me to mix in bold, energetic colors and accent pieces. I focused on the color orange – which is considered the most uplifting hue because of its sunrise-like radiance and warmth. It is a happy color and this is a happy home!
It is said the kitchen is the heart of the home and a place to gather. So true about this kitchen. I think I found the perfect bar and stool combo that really adds that touch to this room. I think my prize find for this home is the light on the table in the kitchen. I picked up this piece for $10 at Carlyn Smith Creations on Belair Road.
Moving on to the owner’s suite, I wanted to give this room a touch of class and what better color to emphasize that than gold. I found gold lamps and pillows that blended perfectly. However, I was lacking something for the wall above the bed. During a shopping spree at Target, I happened to spot some wrapping paper that just had the perfect gold pattern. I took two white picture frames and placed the wrapping paper where the picture would go. It complimented the gold accents in this room perfectly. Brilliant!
I always have fun decorating a bedroom as a nursery. Two new additions are the fun animal band picture above the crib and the cozy and relaxing butterfly chair.
The first lower level offers a full functional living area. This is a room that will be used all the time. I sectioned it off to create two areas – one for the adults and the other for the kiddos. For the adult side, I set it up like a space to enjoy movies. Accent pieces includes a reel projector and some classic VHS tapes and old vinyl records. The other half of the room is set up as a play area. This combination is perfect for keeping the family together and creating those special memories.