Eclectic, Art-Filled Home Features Fun Textures and Patterns

Prior to its makeover, this Pennsylvania home looked a bit like a forgotten box of lipstick swatches. With freshened-up walls, a gallery’s worth of eclectic art, lush wallpaper and a dramatic statement wall in the attic(!), it’s now a natural beauty.

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Rebecca McAlpin

Photo By: Michelle Gage

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Michelle Gage

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Michelle Gage

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Michelle Gage

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Michelle Gage

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Photo By: Kyle Born

Sensory Celebration in Sun-Filled Living Room

The sun-filled living room enlivens the senses in friendly pastels and bold patterns. A soft green sofa, rattan settee and pair of striped occasional chairs gather to enjoy the simple white fireplace. The living room walls are painted the palest of blue, and white built-in bookcases home treasured art and objects.

BEFORE: Living Room

The living room waits for its gorgeous redesign.

BEFORE: Living Room Built-In Bookcase Wall

The original built-in bookcases and French doors are details that will be retained in the new design.

White Built-In Bookcase as Greenhouse and Sculpture Gallery

A white built-in bookcase does double-duty as greenhouse and exhibit space in this fun-filled living room. A rattan daybed invites a read by the fire or contemplation of the gallery wall. This home is full of interesting furniture selections like the daybed and the capiz shell coffee table with brass base.

Colorful Artwork Pops Atop Pale-Blue Wall Color

Colorful artwork populates the pale-blue fireplace wall in this cheerful living room. Exposed wood beams complement dark hardwood floors, and the living area is replete with texture and pattern.

Fabulous Furnishings and Decorative Objects Feature in Beautiful Living Room

A vaguely steampunk floor lamp in antique brass accompanies a handsome rattan daybed in this delightful living room. Greenery atop a built-in bookcase homing treasured objects thrives in the copious light from the room's white windows and French doors.

Distressed Schoolhouse Desk Makes for Cozy Living Room Office Corner

An antique schoolhouse desk with a distressed finish makes the living room corner a small study. This cheerful room is adorned in meaningful artwork, darling crafts and lively furnishings. Classic architectural details like tall skirting boards, deep windowsills and radiator niches add to the character of this lovely home.

Distressed Schoolhouse Desk Creates Attractive Work Corner in Living Room

An antique schoolhouse desk with a distressed finish is joined by a rustic wooden chair with woven fabric for its seat and back to create an attractive work nook in the living room. A gold-framed oval mirror surveys the space.

Architectural Elements as Antique Accents in Fun Living Room

Deep windowsills and a radiator niche are elegant architectural details accompanying the fun and funky artwork on this living room wall. A distressed schoolhouse desk and rustic chair with seat and back in a woven fabric create a little office nook in the corner.

Interesting Treasures Abound in White and Soft Blue Living Room

A noble steed surveys the scene atop a white built-in bookcase in the personality-filled living room. Beloved books and objects populate the bookcase, a small portion of the plethora of interesting treasures found in this friendly, distinctive home.

Sweet Spearmint Linen Sofa in Cheerful Living Room

A pair of patterned pillows sit atop a tufted-back sofa in a gorgeous spearmint linen. The living room sofa rests on narrow legs and features a double row of nailhead trim along the base.

BEFORE: Kitchen

The kitchen before redesign didn't provide useful storage.

Peaceful Blue Contemporary Kitchen With Antique Accents

A white gas range with polished brass hardware and antique sensibilities joins an understated stainless refrigerator and dishwasher in this graceful blue-and-white kitchen. Stark white walls, face-frame cabinetry and narrow-plank flooring make for a timeless space.

Graceful Kitchen Makes Tasteful Choice of Face-Frame Cabinets

The kitchen is furnished with powder-blue face-frame cabinetry, incorporating simple, modern black hardware. A white-framed window creates the perfect opportunity for a serving counter with a convenient drawer bank below.

BEFORE: Kitchen Sink Wall

The kitchen before redesign had an orange wall color and an inefficient layout.

Vintage White Farmhouse Sink in Cheery Blue Kitchen

A cut-crystal vase makes an elegant pendant above the white farmhouse sink in the kitchen. A black faucet contrasts beautifully with the lightly veined gray backsplash and countertop and the peaceful blue face-frame cabinetry.

Black Metal Accents in Graceful Blue-and-Gray Kitchen

A black pot filler assists a white Hallman professional gas range with polished brass hardware. Backsplash and countertops are in a lightly veined gray. Shaker-style face-frame cabinets are painted a delicate blue and outfitted with simple black hardware. The range hood hides behind lifted cabinets for continuity.

Cozy Coffee Corner in Beautiful Blue Kitchen

A corner cabinet next to the stainless refrigerator makes a perfect coffee station in this graceful kitchen. Blue face-frame cabinets join gray countertops to encourage a peaceful preparation of the morning pick-me-up.

Custom Face-Frame Cabinets in Powder-Blue Kitchen

The beautifully redesigned kitchen also makes efficient use of space with serveware-appropriate drawers and corner cabinets. Gray countertops and backsplash are a subtle transition from white walls and window frames. Elegant crown molding seamlessly transitions the powder-blue cabinets to the ceiling.

Classic Farmhouse Sink and Face-Frame Cabinetry in Gorgeous Blue-and-White Kitchen

A gracefully rounded farmhouse sink is set within blue face-frame cabinetry in this timeless kitchen. A black faucet and black cabinet hardware offer gentle contrast. A cut-crystal vase makes a sweet pendant light for this charmingly assembled space.

Crown Molding Coat Rack Distinctive Touch in Entry

A shallow white shelf is fashioned out of crown molding and simple pegs to hold a few decorative objects as well as jackets and bags in the entry.

Teal Butler's Pantry Is Feisty Friend to Graceful Blue Kitchen

The stunning teal cabinets of the butler's pantry make a bold statement with whimsical wallpaper in green, yellow and white. The face-frame Shaker-style cabinets have glass-fronted uppers and gold hardware.

BEFORE: Butler's Pantry

The butler's pantry before redesign was an underutilized pantry.

Lively Butler's Pantry in Teal, Green and Yellow

Reborn in a divine teal, the butler's pantry provides bar backing in style and elegance. Shaker-style cabinets have glass-door uppers, and subtle gray counters accompany white millwork to frame the room. Gold cabinet hardware joins the bar sink's gold faucet and yellow fruit in the whimsical wallpaper.

Vintage Gold Faucet in Playful Butler's Pantry

The stunning butler's pantry serves as wet bar, too, with a small undermount sink attended by a vintage-style gold faucet. Teal face-frame cabinets with glass-doored uppers augment a softer green in the playful wallpaper with yellow fruit accents.

BEFORE: Dining Room

The dining room before redesign was missing light.

Cheerful Dining Room With Lively Gold Accents

Light pours in through two huge windows in the vibrant dining room. The walls are attired in a lively, green-and-yellow jungle print, sandwiched between beautiful white millwork — extra tall crown molding above and wainscoting below. Two striking chandeliers in brass and crystal are reminiscent of dandelion blowballs.

BEFORE: Dining Room

The dining room before redesign was painted peach and mauve.

Delightful Dining Room With Dandelion Chandeliers

Two delightful brass-and-crystal chandeliers overhang a mixed dining suite in the cheerful dining room. A white built-in sideboard mixes storage and display and accompanies extra-tall crown molding and wainscoting to lend a classic vibe. A set of brass globe sconces are an ideal addition atop lively wallpaper with a jungle theme.

Classic and Contemporary Combine in Cheery, Light-Filled Dining Room

Beautiful white millwork features prominently in this eclectic dining room that mixes classic and retro, modern and timeless. Two solidly midcentury-style chandeliers in assertive brass and crystal are mounted within traditional and subtle white ceiling medallions.

Fun Jungle Print Wallpaper and Satin Brass Wall Sconces Ideal Pairing for Dining Room

The dining room's satin-brass wall sconces with exposed bulbs harmonize beautifully with the fruit in a fun jungle print wallpaper behind. White built-in cabinetry provides both serveware storage and display space, and it joins traditional wainscoting and extra-tall crown molding to keep the room open and bright.

Contemporary Sideboard Joins Classic Accents in Cheerful Dining Room

A contemporary black sideboard with satin brass hardware accompanies distinctive accents like the colorful wallpaper in the dining room. Satin brass wall sconces with exposed bulbs are an inspired choice atop the jungle print with yellow fruit.

Lovely White Bar Cart in Distinctive Dining Room

An Eastern-style bamboo bar cart painted white resides gracefully under a thinly framed round mirror in the corner of the dining room. Whimsical wallpaper in green, yellow and white provides energy and flair atop classic white wainscoting below.

Elegant Millwork and Distinctive Lighting in Fashionable Dining Room

Traditional narrow-plank hardwood floors accompany elegant white millwork in this distinctive dining room. A mixed dining suite rests calmly under a pair of striking brass-and-crystal chandeliers and the choice of a fun, jungle-print wallpaper makes for a truly enchanting space.

BEFORE: Powder Room

The powder room before redesign had a beautiful wall-mounted corner sink but was cramped by an aggressive wall color.

Traditional Blue-and-White Powder Room With Whimsical Wallpaper

Delightful lavatory-appropriate wallpaper in blue and white adds brightness and cheer to the powder room, which features a sweet penny floor tile in gray marble. The original marble wall sink has new polished brass plumbing and is accompanied by a vintage gold-framed mirror.

BEFORE: Studio

The studio before redesign is full of potential but little else. Removing the drop ceiling is just one of the huge changes this room will see.

Bohemian Beaded Chandelier in Sundrenched Studio

The sundrenched studio benefits from a total face-lift, including removal of the original ceiling to expose the vault and beams. The palest of lavender wall color adds dimension but no darkness and narrow-plank hardwood floors accompany an exposed exposed stone accent wall for warmth and depth. A bohemian-style beaded chandelier balances the room.

Studio Style at Work With Glamorous Desk Grouping

A pink velvet chair with chrome legs is a glamorous accompaniment to a white-lacquered desk with acrylic and brass accents in the studio. A sweet little lamp and frame in vintage green sit atop the desk and an idea board above is a gallery of glamour inspiration.

Sunny Studio Corner With Lovely Navy Velvet Sofa

A cerulean blue garden stool joins the navy velvet sofa in a sunny corner of the reimagined studio. An inspiration wall features alongside the door. Colorful throw pillows convey comfort and cheer.

BEFORE: Studio Exterior Wall

The exterior wall and vault before redesign featured dark ceiling beams.

White Window Headers Add Architectural Interest to Studio Wall

Exposed window headers create wonderful architectural interest on the stone accent wall in the studio. White paint and light wood beams make the most of the newly found ceiling vault. A beaded chandelier is a beautiful addition over a mixed dining suite of light and dark wood.

Elegant Bar Cart Fronts Stone Wall in Studio

The rough stone wall of the studio is a dramatic backdrop for colorful artwork and a sleek glass-and-brass bar cart, an elegant home for a few favorite books and a small collection of cacti and succulents.

Beautiful Bone-Inlay Chest in Front of Stone Accent Wall in Studio

An exquisite three-drawer chest with bone inlay in a floral motif makes a dramatic statement against the stone accent wall in the studio.

Before: Master Bedroom Gets New Wall

A new wall makes a big difference for this master suite! Now the owners can have one space for their bed and another for their clothes and accessories.

Feminine Master Suite With Hints of Pink

This master suite feels oh-so-feminine thanks to soft bedding, floral patterns and pink accents. After a long day at work, who wouldn't want to unwind up here?

Before: Recessed Lights Brighten Master Bedroom

With a little help from those dormer windows, recessed lights brighten this master bedroom big time! The space is going to feel so fresh and open when it's all done.

Pretty Platform Bed With White Nightstands

The platform bed is easily the star of this master suite, and has been outfitted with plush pillows and soft blankets for total comfort. Two nightstands with gold pulls keep the owners' favorite books and essentials close.

Printed Pillows, Accent Wall Add Interest to Bedroom

Notice how designer Michelle Gage expertly paired pillows and an accent wall with different prints! Because they share a common color and have a similar look, these pieces work together to add visual interest to the room.

Before: Master Bedroom Updated With Hardwood Floors

When the space is all cleaned up, it's going to look amazing!

Contemporary Dresser Adds Functionality to Corner

To make the most of the room's unusual layout, designer Michelle Gage added a chic dresser to an empty corner. A saturated blue photograph of the sea hangs above it for a touch of color.

Black-and-White Photograph in Sitting Area

To the left of the bed, designer Michelle Gage paired a large black-and-white photograph and a wooden bench to create an extra sitting area. Pillows and a blanket make the spot comfy for reading or making phone calls.

Before: Master Suite in the Midst of Renovation

It's hard to believe that this master suite was ever dark or dingy. With a couple of tweaks, though, the space was restructured to add new lighting to make it brighter than ever.

Walk-In Closet Offers Plenty of Storage

Floor-to-ceiling shelving ensures that this master suite has plenty of room for clothes and shoes. Meanwhile, at the far end of the space, an oil painting becomes a cool focal point.

Before: Master Bedroom Boasts Good Bones

Despite the sorry state of this master suite, the space has great bones! Two dormer windows overlook the backyard and fill the space with natural light.

Antique Mirror, Desk Create Chic Vanity

Every lady needs a reliable vanity. Luckily, this stylish master bedroom comes equipped with its own, which is comprised of an antique mirror and hairpin-legged desk. A chic cushioned stool completes the vignette.

Stylish Nook Outfitted With Bird-Print Armchairs

By the dormer windows, two bird-printed armchairs enjoy natural light and views of the garden. Gold sconces and a matching side table add a glamorous touch.

Nook's Pink Pillows Complement Wall Art

A closer look at this corner reveals soft pink pillows on the armchairs. Thanks to their beautiful blush hue, the pillows perfectly complement the room's artwork.

Antique Mirror Visually Elongates Master Suite

This antique mirror actually works overtime, assisting with both getting ready in the morning and making the master suite seem even larger. The desk is topped with flowers and candles for a hint of sweet fragrance.

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