Home Updated With Color, Style and Personality

A couple felt their home didn't adequately reflect who they are today. Collaborating with designer Paula Grace Halewski resulted in an updated dream home full of personality, color and style.
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March 24, 2015

Photo By: Paula Grace Halewski

Photo By: Paula Grace Halewski

Photo By: Paula Grace Halewski

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Polka Dot Chairs

Copper-and-white polka-dot chairs make this breakfast nook comfy and stylish. A built-in desk, dark cabinets and wine storage rack provide plenty of space for storing kitchen essentials.

Fabulously Elaborate Dining Room

Double chandeliers provide plenty of light in this dining room. The painted ceiling is complemented by white crown molding. The grand dining table and chairs sit atop a large area rug, which not only defines the space but unites the room.

Art Deco Chandelier in Warm Transitional Living Room

A metallic chandelier adds an unexpected art deco touch to this transitional living room. Warm beige walls and sofa provide a neutral backdrop for luxe drapes, bold artwork and colorful throw pillows.

Mediterranean Kitchen with Old World Sophistication

A large white range hood sits over a chef-grade gas stovetop in this opulent eat-in kitchen. Iron pendant light fixtures hang over the island. Heavy fixtures and warm brown wood evoke an Old World sophistication.

Double Stairway with Chandelier in Grand Entryway

A grand double staircase awaits guests who step into this home's entryway. Area rugs, one round and one rectangular, sit atop a rich hardwood floor, which is carried throughout the stairs and risers. A metallic chandelier adds the finishing touch to the room.

Transitional Entryway with Double Staircase

A two-story entryway welcomes visitors to this home in grand style. Columns frame a doorway, while a double staircase flanks the round pedestal table in the center of the room.

Colorful Ceiling Gives Alluring Detail to Living Room

Color infuses every corner of this living room, starting with the green ceiling and brown walls. A sofa covered with colorful throw pillows, a pair of leather armchairs and a pair of benches surround the glass-topped coffee table, creating an intimate sitting area.

High Coffered Ceiling Stuns In Neutral Living Room

A coffered ceiling with white beams holds court over this two-story transitional living room. The room's dominant color is orange, as seen in the lengthy silk drapes, armchairs, artwork and throw pillows. The room offers plenty of seating and space for entertaining.

Two-Story Transitional Living Room With Orange Accents

A glass-topped console table sits at the edge of this living room's sitting area. The room is filled with color with the dark sofa, white ceiling beams, orange armchairs and two-story orange silk drapes.

Contrasting Cabinets Provide Highlight Feature For Traditional Kitchen

Everything about this eat-in kitchen gleams, from the bright pendant lights all the way down to the hardwood floors. An island with white wood and a black countertop houses three barstools, providing a nice contrast to the rich wood cabinets and white counters.

Upholstered Chairs Add Spice to Traditional Dining Room

The chairs in this traditional dining room are all business in the front, with a subtle traditional stripe -- and party in the back, with a vivid red-and-gold pattern. Two chandeliers complete the space as they hang from a painted ceiling above the dark wood dining table.

Before: Outdated Neutral Kitchen

This home's kitchen had an outdated style that the homeowners felt didn't reflect who they are now.

Before: Outdated Green Dining Room

This home's dining room had an outdated style and color palette that the homeowners felt didn't reflect who they are today.

Before: Uninspired Green Living Room

The homeowners felt like their home, including this green living room, didn't adequately reflect their personalities.

Before: Uninspired Foyer With Dual Staircase

The two-story foyer had a grand dual staircase, but lacked personality and color.

Before: Personality-Free Foyer

This home's foyer was big on space, but not on style, with a neutral palette and no personality.

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