Transformation Tuesday: Tuscan to Transitional

Here in the Southwest, the Tuscan and Mediterranean look was big in design for quite a long time. It seems more and more these days clients are asking us to take the “Tuscan” out of their home.  Clients are looking for a lighter and brighter look. This is more of a transitional look with moldings, textures, and bright pops of color on a neutral background.  We have been mostly working on large remodels and love to transform spaces to happy places our clients love to live in.

Let’s take this kitchen for example. This kitchen was very Tuscan, dark and needed to be laid out more efficiently for the uses of our client.

Before

Our client’s love to entertain and have friends over whenever they have the chance. We created a large island for entertaining that doubles as a dining table for family dinners. We relocated the stove to the center of the kitchen as a focal point and lightened it up with white cabinetry. The large double refrigerator is now located where the existing stove was.

After (Photo by: John Woodcock Photography)

This is a different angle than the before picture, but i promise you this is the same kitchen! Can you believe it! Many drawings and months of planning the kitchen is a great gathering space for this sweet family.

XO,

 

RenoJOvation Part 1

I am so excited to share “reno JO vation” with you, the renovation of my personal home.  My husband and I bought a home on a gorgeous lot that was sitting unoccupied for over 2 years. The home has so many great attributes but it is very dated. We decided to gut the whole thing and make it our dream home. I thought it would be fun to document the process with a video series and this is the first episode to our series. Please comment and let me know what you would like to see during the process!

 

XO,

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Blush Pink Trending in Home Decor

The trending color blush had us hooked with it’s soft, pretty hue.  Jen and I recently attended Las Vegas Market. We had so much fun to visiting all the vendor’s showrooms. We got caught up on all the latest and greatest in furniture, decor and textiles.

We were seeing a strong presence of the color blush which is delicate and understated! I pulled together some of my favorite blush trends I have been noticing in our industry. Blush pairs so pretty with gold and we all know there isn’t a lack of gold anywhere these days!

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Blush isn’t just for your cheeks anymore, or even your baby girl’s room. This soft hue is elegant, fresh and a little feminine. We also love it paired with Rattan and fur textures. Give it a try and add a pop to your next room design. Even a little bit will go a long way!

 Basket| Stool| Chair| Rug| Plate

XO,

jo

Design Reveal! Riley’s Playroom

The final room in our three part series reveals!

5 year old Riley and his Dad wanted a room they could call their own. Something that they could hang out in, be together, and make memories. Dad really wanted a space to watch movies and relax.  Riley just wanted a cool room to play in with his buddies. They both share a love of all things Star Wars, so we sprinkled a little of that throughout the room.

 The room was a blank slate, the only thing we needed to work with was the white wainscoting in the room. With the white details all around, we knew we could go bold on the wall. The Navy went up and we were in love! The PLAY letters take the stage in the room. They are one of our favorite items to add at the moment..

We found these on Etsy from sawandsteel.

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A quick game of Hungry Hungry Hippos is always a good idea! The sofa is so comfy and looks good too! How about that button detail?

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Riley’s playroom had double closets opposite the white IKEA shelf, so a little surprise we dreamed up for Riley was a little Playhouse loft  Art Nook. We went back and forth on what he would like best, and ended up deciding on a custom Art Desk where Riley could sit and draw for hours. (Additional bonus…it could grow with him!) We added an additional stool so dad or his friends could join in as well. He is able to display his artwork on wires that we put on eye hooks across the back wall.

We wanted the back wall to have a WOW factor. We decided on a reclaimed wood wall that was found from an old fence in Kentucky! We are so lucky to have a source to pick these babies up…. (psst. Porter Barnwood) Dad, loves a good story, so the wall having a history makes the wall one of his favorites in the room.

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Since we have installed these rooms, Mom and Dad have told us that Riley is always at his Art Nook. It’s his favorite place to unwind and create new masterpieces to display. We are thrilled that he loves it so much!

We are looking forward to many more projects with this fun family!

XO,

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Design Reveal! Riley’s Super Hero Bath

So…here is part two of our reveal….Ta DAH!

 If you haven’t seen Riley’s Bedroom, you are missing out!
Find it here.

Riley’s bathroom connects to his bedroom, so we wanted the bath to coordinate. We loved the green stripe in his bedroom, so we painted the existing vanity to match. For the back splash we used some adorable blue penny’s that were topped off by a stainless steel liner. The show stopper is the gear mirror above the vanity. It sticks out from the wall a little so we had to bring the faucet forward a little bit, but it was worth it! How about those sconces??? (psst…find them here!)

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We styled the counter top with some fun accessories found through Target as well. The Metal orbs give some detail, but don’t take up much weight spatially. We fell in love with the walnut soap dispenser. It gives the counter a little bit of warmth. And it’s always appropriate to add in a succulent. We could have a post on our love Obsession…later.

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Whenever we place art and details that make the room, we always walk through the room and see where our eye hits first. We decided to put the towel bar front and center with a fun Superman Print we found at our local Target right across from the entry. It’s perfect! (psst….wall color is Dunn Edwards Foggy Day)

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Can you believe there is a part 3 to these series! It’s a….PLAYROOM! Stay tuned next week to see the reveal.

XO,

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Design Reveal! Riley’s Room Saves The Day…

When the parents of a charming 5 year old little boy approached us to design his bedroom,  we jumped right in! We love designing rooms for littles! Kids rooms make our hearts sing… not only are they more colorful and fun, you can take a few more risks that end up being our littlest client’s favorite thing about the entire space.

The parents wish list for Riley’s room was: a big boy bed, a desk, a quiet reading area, and lots of color. Oh! And we had to feature his favorite super hero, Captain America.  His parents also wanted a little nod to New York as well, one of their favorite places to visit.

Usually, we try to stay away from themes,but thought a nod to comic books would be awesome!

 Our focal point was the comic inspired mural! How cool is this? We love how it looks like it was pulled out of the page of a comic and that Spidey himself might make an appearance swinging between the buildings. When choosing a strong graphic print, we like to have the rest of the room be a little more subtle in pattern, but filled with LOTS of color! We painted a thick green stripe around the room to give the other walls interest.

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How perfect are these super cool sheets from Pottery Barn Kids?? (psst! They are on SALE right now!). We mixed in some solid colorful pillows in orange and green from IKEA for added punch. Captain America is front and center with the star shield.

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We found these darling nightstands from Land of Nod, (we found his bed there too…) and accessorized them with one of our favorite lamps of the moment. We love that these lamps give a cool retro vibe, but that they aren’t super theme-y. Definitely something Riley can have from grade school to College! We found the batman alarm clock out our local Home Goods Store and accessorized the rest of his nightstand with things he already had.

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Across from the bed, we set up a little reading nook. The mid-century inspired chair invites little Riley to sit with a good book and put his feet up. Behind the chair, we personalized the area with a print of batman (that doesn’t scream kid) and some of the family’s favorite places in New York. The commercial license plate give us the pop of color we need on that side of the room.

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Stay tuned for little Riley’s Bathroom reveal next week!

XO,

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Wallpaper Love.. Our top picks

We have an obsession with wallpaper, not only are they works of art, but they add a lot of charm and character to a room. Check out our top picks for wallpaper these days! It’s not your grandma’s wallpaper anymore!!

This is one of our favorite master bedrooms…The paper gives a visual punch, but it’s subtle.

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Photo by John Woodcock

We weren’t looking for subtle here! This mid century dining room dazzles!

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Photo by John Woodcock

We chose a sea glass colored grass cloth wallpaper for this dining room. We love the texture it adds to the room.

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Photo by John Woodcock

This fun office is full of drama! The vintage inspired bird wallpaper is gorgeous!

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Photo by John Woodcock

This wallpaper is requested often by our clients. It’s a printed grass cloth, so you don’t have to mess with seams.

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Photo by John Woodcock

Architectural details + Fun Wallpaper = YES! We are in love with this guest room!

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Photo by John Woodcock

XO,

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Inspiration Corner- Wallpaper for your kiddos

Wallpaper is probably the first thing we think of when we think about pulling together a kids room. Check out some of our favorite wallpapers to be inspired in a jiffy!

This room we created for Brooke Mahan of What’s Up Moms for her son Calvin. This turquoise vintage inspired paper is from Hygee and West.

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Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Ellie’s Nursery is sweet with the coral and mint arrow paper, setting the perfect backdrop for her name in String Art.

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Photo by John Woodcock

Check out this nursery! Maybe, you don’t want to wallpaper the entire room in a print…Next best look? Panels of wallpaper wrapped in Molding. The result is dramatic and can be budget friendly too!

Kylie's Lilac and Coral

Photo by John Woodcock

We adore this whimsical print for Emery’s room from Hygee and West.

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Photo by John Woodcock

Who loves Butterflies!! We do!! This custom created wallpaper was designed just for Kendyl and Remi’s room, and it is one of our top sellers. Find it here!

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Photo by John Woodcock

Marin’s sweet Vintage/ Prep Room shows off another one of our best sellers. This navy garden trellis gives a beautiful architectural punch!

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Photo by John Woodcock

Perhaps you have a little gentleman and are looking for something a bit more rustic? How about a wood wall, without the mess? Look no further!

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Photo by John Woodcock

Have we inspired you to give wallpaper a try? It’s amazing how it can change a room, make it seem bigger even!

XO,

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Round up of our favorite Family Spaces

We love a good gathering space…

Requirements? Neutral base, Good Lighting, Punches of Color, and a loving family…

Check out our favorites

Rustic + Modern at Winter Sun Drive

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Photo by John Woodcock

Farmhouse + Rustic at Del Cristal

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Photo by John Woodcock

East Coast + Modern at Cornerstone Drive

Harrington Residence - Living Room

Photo by John Woodcock

Glam + Vintage at Laurel Lane

Long Residence - Living Room

Photo by John Woodcock

Rustic + Modern at Sutton Drive

Pierson Residence - Living Room

Photo by John Woodcock

Modern + Prep at Camellia Drive

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Photo by John Woodcock

Mid century + Vintage at Beck Lane

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Photo by John Woodcock

XO,

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Bathroom Round up….Our favorites!

We love the look of a light and bright bathroom, with charming little details. Jo and I always like to start out with a neutral base and build from there so it’s easy to switch out the colorful stuff when you get tired of it…

Here’s a round up of our favorite bathrooms to date with a few sources to boot!

 This Master Bathroom just sings! We love everything about the brass knobs and sconces. Even though the faucets are stainless, you can still mix in some brass, as long as it’s repeated a few times in the room.

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Photo by John Woodcock

Ship lap is our JAM right now! In this bathroom we used 6″ ship lap boards and wrapped it around the entire bathroom.  The gorgeous modern tub is accented by a gold {what else?} chandelier. We found some nice simple towels from Target to keep it light and bright.

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Photo by John Woodcock

The shining favorites in this bathroom are the vintage inspired light in natural brass with grey striped bell shades, the charcoal vanity, and the charming cement tiles. We used grey grout with the cement tiles to keep clean up easy.

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Photo by John Woodcock

Across from the vanity, we pulled out the existing bathtub and installed a brand new shower. We kept it classic with bright white subway tiles and blue pennies for the floor. We used white grout with the pennies to set off the tiles.

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Photo by John Woodcock

The scalloped brass mirror in this guest bath is drool worthy, and we love how it pairs nicely with the charcoal vanity. We used quite a few finishes in there, but it all works together.

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Photo by John Woodcock

How about this shaped back splash in this Master Bath? We dressed this bathroom in all chrome and it just shines! The white vanity is full of doors and drawers for a ton of storage.

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Photo by John Woodcock

This wallpaper is A-Dorable! Especially for the kids of the house, who have a Golden Retriever named Ruby. We paired it with some fun black shaped mirrors and modern light bulb sconces for a look all it’s own.

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Photo by John Woodcock

We kept the adjoining shower light and bright with subway tiles {have we mentioned how much we LOVE  are OBSESSED with subway tiles?}. They are classic and you can find them pretty inexpensively. Nuf said. How about that grey deco tile? It’s modern and classic all in one! We kept entire floor white penny rounds to make the entire bathroom feel like one big room.

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Photo by John Woodcock

Hope you have enjoyed a look at our favorites!

XO,

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