InspirationSeptember 28, 2015

A Renovation to Inspire.

Country Living isn’t a magazine I subscribe to, but I think I may have to. I admire lots of different styles, and lately I find that when I pick that magazine up there are more and more spaces that speak to me in certain ways.  Like this story of a renovation done by Sara Story for her sister on her dated 70’s Connecticut house.  The best part of this renovation is that it wasn’t a major renovation with tons of construction, but basically one done with paint, paper, furniture and lighting.  Goes to show you how much different a space can look without tearing down walls and busting the budget!

I LOVE this dining room with walls done in Schumacher’s Chenonceau paper.  With all the simple white details- drapes, bentwood chairs, buffet and rug.  It’s a good idea to let a bold paper make the single statement in a room.

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Look at the before! Reminds me of my kitchen/ dining room when we bought our house!

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The open family room with painted grey beams feels light and airy.

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Where before it looked…yikes.

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The new open and bright kitchen.

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The before is a good example of when sometimes islands are a bad idea and make a small space crowded.

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The bathroom before was a doozy!

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After, penny tiles run to the ceiling and a fun cement tile floor.

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The bedroom before is non-descript and dorm-room like…

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And after (clearly the bed was moved to another wall) is a cool, modern but simple room.

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