I haven't mentioned this yet, but a while back my sister bought a sweet little rancher with a fabulous lay out. My sis knew she wanted to do some renovations and she wanted it done and over with as soon as possible. She agonized about which direction to take the renos, how to complete it while working full-time, and then she became a bit overwhelmed by all the decisions and the scheduling. She's pretty savy, but needed a little help with the details - talking out decisions and being able to visualize the big picture. There are so many decision and if you don't trust your own ability to put things together tastefully it is very hard to commit to anything at all. Since she knew I absolutely loved this stuff and she trusted my taste she decided to hire me as her designer, which was a big load off her mind and such fun for me. Spending other peoples money is way more fun! Don't you think?
We worked on the whole house.
We picked out paint colours that flowed from room to room, then had the whole place painted. She put in beautiful wide plank hand scraped oak flooring throughout.
We picked out new lighting throughout the house (the sunshine ceiling had to go),
as well as all new baseboards and door trim,
complete with new door hardware.
Both fireplace have also been redone with the exception of a few finishing touches.
Next we are working on furnishing and decorating her house on a shoestring.
It truly is the little things that make the difference, and knowing what is worth the splurge is also important - such as a fantastic faucet, great lighting and quality hardware.
This is the yummy faucet we chose.........
and check out this fabulous pendant light.
Two of these hang above the island in an oil rubbed bronze finish.
I love the glass on these babies and we made sure to pick out a glass with imperfections
for the glass in the cabinet doors as well.
(it's not too matchy-matchy but they definitely go well together.)
The picture you are about to see was e-mailed to me by my sis,
it is hard to see the details but I will post better pictures when I get them.
And now for the big reveal.
The Almost After Shot
While there is still a lot to be done, such as the tile backsplash and window treatments, my lucky sis has a beautiful kitchen and this house has now become her home.