Classic Southern Home Features Fun Color and Patterns

This traditional home had some halfhearted stabs at design, but it lacked flow and a cohesive look that made the most of its spaces and put its best face forward. Dazzling new wallpaper, bold paint choices and custom touches like a wine bar, bespoke cabinetry and gorgeous new built-ins make it the charismatic stunner it was always meant to be.

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Photo By: Dustin Peck Photography

Traditional Home Gets Exterior Updates in Color and Style

A gorgeous traditional home is reborn in white painted brick with azure blue board-and-batten shutters and a classic shake roof. Stately double entry doors are approached by a cobblestone walk.

Foyer Presents in Personality and Class

Louvered interior shutters are the ideal selection for the floor-to-ceiling windows flanking the gorgeous entry door in the foyer. A stunning marble floor reflects the light from a pair of bubble-glass orb pendants.

Timeless Foyer With Distinctive Details

Timeless shapes and materials festoon an otherwise modern foyer. A swanky gold-and-alabaster framed mirror commands a contemporary color-washed cabinet with quatrefoil arabesque detail. The feminine form of the mossy cement planter gives the room a touch of whimsy.

Friendly Living Room Offers Memorable Moments

The open-concept living space is arranged in friendly clusters to enjoy company. Two skirted armchairs in geometric patterned upholstery are assisted by fun midcentury coffee and side tables. Colorful original artwork stands out against custom light wood paneling and built-in bookcases.

Original Artwork Adorns Open Concept Living Space

The pups enjoy the redesigned living room, where a pair of pale gray sofas invite conversation by the fire. With the primary furnishings and custom millwork, a multitoned brick fireplace surround keeps it neutral, allowing original artwork center stage.

Southwest Meets Coastal for Open Concept Dining

The friendly open-concept living area is arranged in logical clusters that encourage interaction and are dictated by architectural elements like the fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Custom millwork features prominently with light wood paneling swaddling the space in a contemporary take on a classic feature. For the dining area, a blue lacquer farmhouse table pulls elements from the original artwork in vibrant colors across the room. Southwest meets coastal and old blends with new in this charming space.

All Ages Welcome in Timeless Dining Room

An antique Victorian desk struts its stuff against the subtle washed-wood paneling. A beautiful blue lacquer dining table with white chairs invites friends to congregate.

BEFORE: Powder Room

The powder room before redesign was dark.

Pizzazz in the Power Room

The redesigned powder room is all pizzazz. Stunning gold-and-alabaster sconces bookend a gold-framed mirror. Gray patterned wallpaper on both walls and ceiling confers lively interest, and a dramatic teal vanity with gold arabesque drawer pulls on a gold stand offers tons of personality. Did we mention the stage-stealing panda marble vanity top? Wow.

Powder Room Shows Off Its Elegance and Style

A beautiful teal butterfly print is reflected in the snazzy gold-framed mirror in the powder room. The panda marble vanity top and backsplash feature asymmetrical sweeping waves of black and gray, a wonderful counterpoint to the geometric order in the wallpaper on walls and ceiling and the overall symmetry of the room.

BEFORE: Kitchen

Before redesign, the kitchen appliances were not well-integrated and the space lacked personality.

Blue-and-White Kitchen Is Feminine and Fun

The kitchen is now a fun mix of classic beauty and modern chic, with function to boot. An Italian glass chandelier lights the white kitchen island. Black-and-white leopard print stools service the marble-topped bar. The fridge is now paneled to disappear behind beautiful custom millwork in a baby blue.

BEFORE: Kitchen

The range top before redesign was cramped by the microwave and the cabinetry had wasted space at the ceiling.

Blue Kitchen Cabinetry Provides Storage in Style

The redesigned kitchen features a lifted range hood with a feminine curve, replacing the macho microwave that was imposing on the range. A herringbone-tile backsplash offers understated interest. The light blue Shaker-style cabinetry makes wonderful use of the unreachable space at the ceiling with glass-fronted display, and it seamlessly graduates into a simple cove crown molding to contribute even more feminine lines to the room.


The wet bar before redesign was missing some important bar storage.

Wine Tasting at the Wet Bar

The addition of a wine fridge to the wet bar makes it a local haunt worth frequenting for this wine-loving household. A marble tile backsplash in a nested picket shape lends elegance and the feather imprinted glass-fronted cabinets keep the mood at the bar jovial.

BEFORE: Breakfast Room

The breakfast room before redesign was just a pathway to the patio.

Breakfast Room Wing Chairs in Cheery Stripe

A pair of blue-and-teal striped wing chairs get a light bath from the two walls of glass in the breakfast room. Enjoy coffee and a book with the residence's flagstone patio and forested backyard just steps away.

Bright Breakfast Room Doubles as Colorful Cocktail Lounge

The colorful breakfast room invites us to morning coffee while being bathed in light from two walls of glass. Between the comfortable wing chairs and the wet bar next door, it is also the obvious spot for a feet-tucked-under snug-up with early evening cocktails while someone else prepares dinner in the adjacent indoor or outdoor kitchens.

BEFORE: Work Nook

The work nook prior to redesign wasn't a workable size.

Workable Work Nook for Projects or Bills

Like the rest of the kitchen, there is no compromising style for function in the work nook. Rather, its attractive L-shaped marble desktop and Shaker-style cabinets offer the ideal resources to actually do work. The backsplash is a continuation of that used throughout the kitchen and the chair's black-and-white leopard print upholstery is reflected in the bar stools across the room. It is exactly what the homeowner wanted: a place to catch up on work or for the grandkids to do crafts.

Contemporary Custom Millwork Defines Traditional Family Room

In a modern update to a classic concept, washed wood millwork defines the contours of the family room, featuring custom built-in bookcases and fireplace mantle. A pair of leather armchairs join sister sofas in blue to ground the room in tradition.

BEFORE: Laundry Room

The laundry room before redesign: cluttered and inefficient.

Delicate Touch in a Heavy-Duty Laundry Room

The redesigned laundry room is lightened up and out through neutral wallpaper and encaustic tile floors. Rearranging the room to reflect its multitude of uses provides efficient workspace and storage galore. The washer and dryer are stacked, and a new alcove accommodates ironing and a clothing rail. There is even ample space for Scout's food station and supplies.

Country Elements in Lovely Laundry Room

Dark wood shelves float between the ventilated cabinets above the washroom vanity. The washroom's farmhouse sink provides ample room for handwashing delicates, kids' projects and Scout's bath. Don't worry, Scout, there's space on the counter for a jar of bone bribes.

BEFORE: Small Bathroom

The small bathroom before its redesign had potential but was desperate for new wallcoverings.

Fun Prints Give Scale to Small Bathroom

In delightful counterpoint, the geometric drawered vanity in the bathroom plays against the curvy avocado wallpaper used on the walls and ceiling to trick the eye to perceiving more space with assistance from the mosaic mirror.

BEFORE: Kid's Bedroom

The kid's bedroom before redesign had bland wall-to-wall carpeting.

Kid's Bedroom Is Bold in Blue Accents

Beautiful hardwood flooring replaces neutral wall-to-wall carpeting, allowing for a cozy area rug instead. Lighter accent colors for the bed linens give the spotlight to the antique bed frame. Colorful artwork revitalizes the space. A charming chair and lamp update the look with a vintage aesthetic.

BEFORE: Kid's Bathroom

The kid's bathroom wallpaper before redesign was too assertive for the small space.

Bold and Bright Kid's Bathroom

The redesigned bathroom is bold and bright. The jungle print theme from the chair in the bedroom is drawn into the bath with fun zebra wallpaper, and the bedroom's blue accent color is reflected in the vanity. Both details keep the room lively, while neutral tones in the floor and vanity top maintain brightness. A wood plank tile laid on the diagonal gives the illusion of scale. Gold accents in the vanity pulls, faucet and mirror bring the bling.

BEFORE: Main Bedroom

The primary bedroom's fireplace wall before redesign lacked character.

Marble Fireplace and Custom Built-Ins for Timeless Main Bedroom

Small changes make a huge difference in the main bedroom. Swapping the fireplace from metal to marble, adding horizontal shiplap on the chimney and utilizing a soft blue color on the back walls of the built-ins provide the fireplace wall with wonderful dimension. Bright white paint allows the chosen blues and limes in the details to be their bold selves without overpowering the tranquil space.

Drama in the Dressing Room

The dressing room presents in gala attire thanks to gorgeous floral wall coverings, a gold-leaf dressing table and slipper chair in corresponding upholstery. A sparkly cosmic chandelier and cozy faux fur rug accessorize in style. Not just a pretty face, the room offers ample storage too.

BEFORE: Main Bathroom

The primary bathroom before redesign had a teeny shower and a substantial bathtub that got little use.

Main Bathroom Shower Is Magnificent Main Event

The redesigned bathroom features a full-width walk-in shower with matching corner benches and three rain showerheads. The interplay of the honeycomb, mosaic and large format tile—all in light neutrals—keeps the room bright and open and means the eliminated window from the bathroom's previous iteration isn't missed. The niche backs in a blue glass ogee ties the shower into the rest of the bathroom.

BEFORE: Main Bathroom Vanity

The primary bathroom vanity before redesign had space but wasn't wowing anyone.

Glitzy Main Bathroom Dazzles in Glass

The redesigned bathroom sparkles and shines thanks to glitzy contributions from glass ogee wall tile, a modern chandelier with linear prisms and the mercury glass doors and marble top on the ice- gray custom cabinetry with acrylic pulls.

Main Bathroom Vanity Is Glacier Beauty

The primary bathroom's custom vanity is a work of art. Shaker-style cabinetry in an ice-gray finish features acrylic pulls and is topped in white marble. A pair of dramatic mirrors with woven detail are backed by a muted blue glass ogee tile wall. Dual sinks and ample storage promise that no function is compromised for the sake of beauty.

Colorful Toilet Room Provides Personality

The primary bathroom's toilet is a stunning continuation of the space, which is resplendent in colorful wall coverings and original artwork.

Bold Guest Bathroom in Black and White

The guest bathroom makes a bold statement with a dramatic panda marble vanity top and black hatch wallpaper. The black and silverleaf mirror is an elegant addition.

Gorgeous Tile in Guest Bathroom Shower

The tile selection in the guest bathroom is a graceful mix of marble—mosaic, elongated hexagonal and large format. The use of blue glass tile for an accent stripe, niche backs and bench support and panda marble for the threshold and bench seat are a distinctive choice.

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