Dreary Loft Revitalized by Bright Modern-Day Makeover

Designer Jenny Norris took a drab, dark loft and made it interesting with lively patterns, a pretty backsplash and an open look. A light color palette and minimalist furnishings went a long way to making the space live larger than it is.
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July 13, 2015

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Photo By: Jenny Norris

Midcentury-Modern Console Against Light Gray Wall

This stylish midcentury-modern wood console table is positioned in front of a soft gray wall. A metallic sconce with mini lampshades and a framed gray and white painting add finishing touches to the space.

Before: Small Kitchen With Outdated Wallpaper

Before its makeover, the kitchen featured drab wallpaper, outdated appliances and laminate countertops. A drop ceiling made the already tight space feel even smaller.

Transitional White and Light Gray Galley Kitchen Makeover

This kitchen makeover included new white Shaker cabinets and sleek, glossy white countertops. The designer removed the drop ceiling to open up the space and added a light gray-and-white backsplash for a splash of muted color. New stainless steel appliances and a brown ceramic tile floor finish off the overall look.

Before: Outdated Breakfast Nook With Metal Chandelier

Before designers worked their magic, this eat-in kitchen included a breakfast nook with outdated wallpaper and flooring. A clunky metal chandelier hung from the ceiling.

Transitional Breakfast Nook With Gray-and-White Wallpaper

This stylish kitchen breakfast nook features two teal dining chairs positioned around a round white table. An industrial chrome pendant light hangs overhead, while gray-and-white diamond-patterned wallpaper provides a fun backdrop.

Transitional Dining Room With Textured Globe Light

This stylish dining room blends modern wire-mesh dining chairs with a traditional wood table and matching hardwood floors. A textured globe pendant light hangs above the table, while green grass-cloth wallpaper adds a splash of soothing color to the space. 

Before: Drab Living Room With Mirrored Wall

Before this living room was renovated, an outdated wall-to-wall mirror was the focal point of the space. Old, worn brown carpet covered the floor. 

Transitional Taupe Living Room With Blue Tufted Sofa

This stylish taupe living room features traditional white wainscoting and a blue tufted sofa paired with modern touches, like the yellow-and-white patterned area rug. A cement coffee table adds a contemporary element, while a metal gray upholstered chair brings a bit of an office feel to the space.

Shabby-Chic Bedroom With Gray Tufted Headboard

Romantic and serene, this bedroom features a feminine blue-and-cream floral wallpaper positioned behind an upholstered gray tufted headboard. A simple white woven quilt covers the bed, while a small gray nightstand is positioned nearby. A white lamp with metallic touches adds a finishing touch.

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