KATIE AVENUE REMODEL
Katie Avenue was a large project to tackle! Most of the house was included in the design plan, including the kitchen, the primary bathroom, and a secondary bathroom.
The primary bath was an especially fun space to transform because we changed the entire footprint! Nothing changes a space like knocking down walls and moving plumbing and lighting fixtures. I am so pleased with how refreshing and relaxing it turned out!
We also gave the entire downstairs living area, the staircase, and the upstairs hallway a fresh coat of paint. Sometimes, a new color is all you need to update parts of your home!
Finally, we added new carpet in the living room, up the stairs, and in the upstairs hallway.
VENTANA RIDGE REMODEL
Ventana Ridge was definitely a labor of love type of project. Clients had some pieces already selected and a good idea about what they desired for their upstairs remodel. However, they had a hard time translating that into a defined style or how to pull it all together. We had to get rid of the carpet and the bedroom furniture was a given. So we went to work to develop a concept with the mood the client was after.
The first order of business was to decide on the wood floors. These floors would be in all of the upstairs and the staircase too with the idea that when they decided to work on the downstairs we just picked up where we left off. A wide-plank, wire-brushed white oak was the unanimous selection for the floors and an absolute stunner of an engineered wood floor. Everything else was derived from there and when we found the master bedroom rug we knew we had it, we nailed it. The easy flow continued and we were able to incorporate the landing, family room/game room next to the master, the mid stair landing, the hall to the bedrooms with a beautiful neutral wall color, Ballet White by Benjamin Moore. @benjaminmoore (Not sponsored). Check out how we made the upstairs built-ins/cabinetry work for now, till the client is ready to have those re-finished.
The labor of love came about when the client called 2 wks. before and asked if while they were away for approximately 2 wks. (it was actually more like 12 days)- could we get the flooring done so that we had the upstairs free of family and dog traffic? We couldn’t promise but made some calls, did our sourcing for potential in-stock flooring and we actually did it. When clients returned we had more than just the floors completed upstairs. But it required our undivided attention and daily job site visits, not necessarily an ideal situation but we pride ourselves in providing unique, “boutique” services if that is what our client needs. Our personalized, handholding through the process service is tailored for each client and each project, depending on the needs.
LAGUNA BEACH GETAWAY
We renovated the Laguna Beach Getaway with an open floor plan, giving access to spectacular views from both the kitchen and the main living area.
This condo was built in the ’60s, “decorated” in the ’90s. It had carpet everywhere including bathrooms.
We re-did the entire condo, renovated the bathrooms, modified a closet, added a huge walk-in shower in the 1950’s master bathroom, and a bathtub in the kids’ bathroom. New flooring, paint, new light fixtures, new outlets, switches, hardware, and more. The kitchen cabinets are a beautiful Gray stain that allows you to still see the beautiful wood grain. Counters are Quartz and very fitting with all other finishes.
LAGUNA BEACH COTTAGE
This cottage started off as a bathroom relocation and remodel.
From there, it grew and the scope changed so much that only the supports and a couple of walls were intact. We dealt with structural issues and much more bringing new life to this 1931 Cottage. The client really wanted this cottage to be transformed into an enchanted little cottage with a magical interior and garden.
Words and photos do not do this transformation justice. After all the cottage is only 650sf. But where you see the kitchen today, used to be a one-wall kitchen opposite the cave-like bathroom, which we moved clear across the other side of the cottage.
The client’s main focus of inspiration was her Wedgewood Stove, which she had about two years before the reno started. We matched the main cabinet color to the Wedgewood Stove and popped some wood tones to connect the antique doors throughout. All the antique doors are of different finish and they add so much character, and so does the antique hardware on all the doors.
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
This ONE ROOM CHALLENGE was so necessary, the bed was awful, the curtains dismal and unattractive; overall just a room with disconnected furniture and no style. The budget did not allow for the bed or any of the furniture to be replaced, so we did the next best thing. We transformed the nightstands, the dresser, and the bed and pulled it together with pops of complementing color, black and white with wood tones like the rest of the cozy little condo. Overall we were going for an Eclectic, Boho vibe with organic finishes and accessories.
The style of the bed is not as prominent as it was when it was an awful cherry stain. We had it painted a soft white neutral that would allow the bed to stand out from the white walls and white linens ever so slightly. But the bed color also coordinates with black and white nightstands and dressers. I personally transformed those three pieces by adding black wood grain peel & stick wallpaper on the top and sides, and new exquisite hardware by @schaubhardware.
We also, popped in additional wood tones into the overall look as the bedroom floors are a light wood tone also. We did this with the bedside lamps that have a bit of wood contrasting the matte black finish, and the shelves above the nightstands. This room has literally 18″ of space on either side of the bed, and not too much room at the foot of the bed; so every nook and cranny needed to be functional.
The focal point for this room is as you enter the room an arch in a very earthy color. Check out the rest of the details.
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
This patio needed a facelift so bad. It needed new outdoor furniture, clean up, reorganize the plants, do something about ugly cement that is approximately 20+ years old. The rest of this condo is very much neutral with pops of color now and then, but mainly white walls, black accents and large format grey tile floors in the wet areas of the condo, and faux wood in the bedrooms and living room.
The concept began with thoughts of color and fun patterns, at first since the inside is more neutral; that is how the pineapple pillows came about. Then the idea of an outdoor “cabana”, outdoor room, when I found the tropical leaf peel and stick wallpaper, with a pink background and pops of yellow. Voila! it all started from there, I suddenly wanted to play with pattern and color and the “theme” or vibe became Cuban flare, with tropical, Florida. Yes! I even surprised myself, some of my old roots on occasion pull me towards that Latina part of me.
The Tropical leaf peel and stick wallpaper became the central point for a piece of furniture, like an old kitchen island that provides a considerable amount of storage. However, after being outside under a covered patio, but nonetheless exposed to the elements for eight years it needed some serious TLC.
The sides and legs were wood, the top was butcher block but the drawer fronts and back were white melamine, and the built-in pulls brushed chrome. So, far from our unique style goals.
After the paper was selected and we successfully converged the drawer heads and the integrated handles, that is when we actually knew this would work nicely. Then, as a lot of the planters and other items on the patio are black, we popped some additional black on the sides and the top of this old island. We used matte black stain and then sealed it, we added beautiful @schaubhardware handles that are just so chic and the perfect black. (Hardware, was sponsored).
I didn’t want brown outdoor furniture but the other decision-maker did, I would have gone for black. However, since I conceded on the brown, I incorporated a stunning blue pattern on the seat cushions of the dining table for a bold pop. Check it out… @annaelezabeth indoor/outdoor fabric, (not sponsored).
The rest of this space grew from there and you have to see the before and afters.