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Dramatic Transformations: California Home With Airy Interior

August 24, 2016

To bring this traditional interior into the present, designers Wendy & Greg Blackband replaced dark wooden accents with white cabinets, plush furniture and a chic color palette. The result is a home that feels airy and relaxing. 

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Kitchen With Cherry Cabinets Before Beautiful Makeover

Before, cherry wood cabinetry, travertine tile floors and wood paneled ceilings made this kitchen look dark and dated. Transom windows don't blend in, awkwardly crammed between the cabinets and ceiling.

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Photo: Tessa Neustadt . From: Blackband Design.

White Eat-In Kitchen With Modern Wooden Barstools

Transom windows blend in seamlessly, almost disappearing completely, thanks to a monochromatic color palette that unifies every element in this space. The island defines the kitchen from the rest of the open living area. Wooden barstools give the kitchen an organic-modern look.

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Photo: Tessa Neustadt . From: Blackband Design.

Bright Transitional Kitchen With White Cabinetry

White paint transforms wood paneled ceilings to dramatically brighten and lift this open kitchen. The lines and texture of the wood still shine through, however, for a coastal look. A Persian rug gives the space a warm, homey feel to counterbalance the crisp white cabinets.

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Great Room With Wood Paneling Before Major Transformation

Before, wood paneling and bulky, dark brown furniture made this great room feel dull and dark, not representative of the home's coastal location.

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