Guest Bath Perfectly Suited

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This updated guest bath suits the outdoorsy personalities of my client’s son and his young family perfectly.

The remnant of Cygnus granite we uncovered had the look of petrified wood, which paired perfectly with a porcelain bleached wood plank look-alike.  For extra interest, the plank was installed on the diagonal.

Additional improvements:  a taller tub for luxurious soaking; new clean-line champagne bronze plumbing fixtures, bath accessories and cabinet hardware; oversize shower wall tile installed to the ceiling with the narrowest of “Fusion” grout lines for easy-cleanup with a coordinating stacked tile accent; bronze vintage-inspired pendant lights with clear seedy glass shades; a new coordinating custom-framed mirror.

The combination comes across as rustic, yet modern; on trend and classy.  My client’s son’s response, “Mom, this is exactly me.  I love it!”

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Lakefront Laundry Makeover: More Usable and Beautiful Too

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The objective was not only to make this a more user-friendly laundry room, but to have it double-function as a beverage and service room for family gatherings and events.

By replacing a second refrigerator with both under-counter wine and beverage coolers, additional countertop space was created, handy for folding clothes, but also for food and beverage service.  The beautifully veined remnant of Fantasy Brown and the surprisingly affordable beveled subway backsplash tile add class to a typically boring space.  The stack of drawers next to the coolers store corkscrews, napkins and other party supplies while the new upper and corner broom cabinets keeps cleaning equipment and supplies concealed when the room is accessed by party-goers.

With more grandchildren on the way, this client prioritized utilizing every square foot wisely.

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Powder Bath: Keeping Up with the Kitchen

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With a newly remodeled adjacent kitchen, my client’s powder bath squealed for attention.  A beautiful Kravet wallpaper played off the kitchen tile and served as the inspiration for the other selections in her room.  We combined a remnant of leathered Fantasy Brown with a stunning and efficient vanity cabinet.  A polished nickel finish for the plumbing fixtures, lighting and bath accessories was the obvious choice given the gold and gray striated wallpaper.  Original matted art provides the perfect final punch.

 

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Let the Quilt Be the Star

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My client is a gifted quilter.  Now that her daughter’s bedroom has been calmed, her quilting talents come shining through.  What we did:  painted the accent wall a deeper shade of blue to “pop” the quilt; painted the other walls in the room a neutral taupe, so as not to compete; painted the headboard a true white to match the trim and newly installed crown mold; replaced worn shag carpeting with a luxurious plush; updated the ceiling fan; and installed new hidden tilt shutters.  Minor improvements with a significant impact.

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Trading Up with Feizy

Took advantage of Feizy’s “Trade Up” Program offered on their Fine Collection rugs to make this client’s stunning dining room even more inviting. Fresh colors. Current style. Beautiful texture.

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Staging “Magic”

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Two factors contributed to this property flying off the shelf, the first weekend on the market, over asking price.

#1:  The client enthusiastically embraced all staging recommendations:  new paint, pulling out old carpet, removing excess furniture and possessions and renting “current” art and accessories to showcase their home.

#2:  Design Perspectives studied the “Before” photos provided by the client in advance of staging day and loaded what the client affectionately dubbed “The Magical Mary Poppins Van” with exactly the right staging art and accessories needed to accomplish the goal of immediate and multiple offers.

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The Room She Grew Up In

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As our children become young adults, bedroom updates ought to grow with them.  This all purple bedroom with green drapes was toned down with a singular purple accent wall (still the favorite color) and hidden tilt shutters that compliment the handmade quilt that is planned for this room.  The fabric seen in the ‘After’ photo is one of several coordinating prints that will be incorporated into an heirloom quilt planned by a loving mom.  New carpet, ceiling fan and crown mold also contribute to this updated space.

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