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Preppy and Cheerful Home Features Colorful Accents

Drab tones and heavy finishes were smothering this open-concept cottage kitchen, dining room and living room. It gained a warm and welcoming vibe with a riot of lively, look-at-me patterns, crisp white paint and textural accessories that invites kids and grandkids to snuggle up for family time.

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Photo: Spacecrafting. From: Bria Hammel Interiors.

White-and-Blue Kitchen Combines Classic and Contemporary

The main level of this gorgeous home is truly open concept — with the kitchen, living and dining room in view of one another — so the designers addressed them together in the redesign. The millwork in the ceiling, walls and cabinetry present traditional lines finished in a light, contemporary palette, mixing modern and traditional to great effect. The gorgeous blue hues in the wall color and furnishings contribute both personality and depth. The designers explain the selections, "We made sure to select pieces that complemented one another and could withstand the test of time and stand up to little grandchildren on the move! Our clients were not afraid of color so we really played that up in this space. Then, by layering in different patterns and textures this room immediately had that lived-in and cozy feel."

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BEFORE: Dining Room

The color scheme of the main level before redesign was olive green, burgundy and black. The designers wanted to do a complete 180° with the new design.

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Photo: Spacecrafting. From: Bria Hammel Interiors.

Attractive Alcove Frames Oven in Classic Style

A beautiful two-tier L-shaped bar wraps around the state-of-the-art kitchen. Upholstered stools in a preppy blue plaid are a comfy spot for sampling the chef's creations during meal preparation. The double gas oven is set within its own alcove and attractively framed in custom millwork.

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BEFORE: Kitchen Island

The dark cabinetry, tiles, counter and floor in the kitchen before redesign felt oppressive.

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