Dramatic Transformations: Fresh Facelift for Texas Home

Though packed with functionality, this Texas home was looking a little dated with a drab color palette and oddly scaled features. Marie Flanigan introduces fresh finishes and small but striking architectural changes in this stunning update.

Photo By: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography

Photo By: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography

Photo By: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography

Photo By: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography

Before: Odd Architectural Features in Living Room

Before the makeover, the living room featured arched architectural niches of different sizes with built-in cabinets that didn't fully fit their locations. The overall look was incoherent and confusing.

Transitional Living Room With Blue Cabinets

Reconfigured windows allow more light into the living room, while the mismatched wall niches are united in a single space that provides cabinets and shelves for storage and display. Blue and gray provide some color depth while still reading as a neutral palette, and a textured wallcovering adds depth to the entertainment center and ties in well with the subtly striped rug.

Before: Bland, Neutral Kitchen

The kitchen was layout functioned well before the makeover, but the overall look was a little bland for the homeowners' taste. 

Blue and White Transitional Kitchen With Shades

This formerly dark and uninteresting kitchen gets a whole new life with beautiful blue cabinetry, delicate pendants and roman shades with a subtle graphic print. The backsplash is the star of the room: gray tiles in a chevron stripe.

Before: Home Office With Uneven Color Palette

While contrasting ceiling color can work to highlight architectural details, the navy blue in this room was a bit too strong for the beige-and-brown color palette that filled the rest of the space.

Gray Transitional Home Office With Gold Lamp

What was once a drab room now looks so elegant thanks to a coat of gray paint on the walls, tasteful furnishings and golden accents. Answering emails is delightful in such a chic space!

Before: Beige Master Bathroom

The master bathroom featured the amenities the homeowners wanted but was beginning to look a bit dated with its beige walls, dark cabinetry and tile flooring.

White Spa Bathroom With Gray Cabinets

Just looking at this gorgeous spa bathroom makes a body feel more peaceful. Check out the luxe soaking tub, glass-enclosed walk-in shower and long stretch of cabinets and drawers. Soft gray is a pretty counterpoint to the wall and floor's fresh white.