Before-and-After: Remarkable Home Renovation With Touches of Blue Throughout
Designer Stefani Stein transformed this home from dark, dated and dreary to a bright and clean up-to-date design. With hints of blue throughout this home design, there's so much to love.
Striped Art, Polka Dot Ottomans Create Playful Entryway
Whereas the clean-lined console table gives the foyer structure, mixed prints make the space feel fun and youthful. Notice how designer Stefani Stein used the art to inform the color of the ottomans and ensure that the space looks interesting yet cohesive.
White Mudroom Shines With Brass Hardware
This mudroom has everything a family could ever need: a bench to remove shoes and jackets, built-in shelves to organize them, and beautiful brass hooks and hardware that offer a hint of shimmer.
Traditional Living Room Connects to Covered Patio
Beyond the leather furniture, dark wood coffee table and patterned rug, this living room has great bones. The clerestory windows fill the space with natural light, while sliding glass doors create a seamless transition to the covered patio.
Eclectic Living Room Pairs Tufted Pink Sofa, Blue Area Rug
The living room puts its old self to shame! Neutral walls open the space up and better reflect the natural light, while a tufted pink sofa, army green chairs and a blue area rug reflect the owners' colorful, eclectic style.
Chaise, Acrylic Table Create Cozy Reading Corner
What better place to put your reading corner than right by the window? A comfy chaise soaks up all the natural light, while an acrylic end table gives the owners a spot for their books and cups of coffee.
Traditional Living Room With Antique Furniture
Before designer Stefani Stein arrived on the scene, this home outside of Los Angeles, Calif., felt far too dark and outdated for a hip young family. Though the traditional furniture had a lot of history and charm, it simply didn't fit the owners' style.
Transitional Dining Room With Round Table
Thanks to the home's open floor plan, the kitchen flows right into the dining area. With a round table, four chairs and a contemporary chandelier, this space is at once cozy and stylish.
Dark and Dated Kitchen Lacks Functionality
Even with a skylight, this kitchen is far from bright. To open the room up and give the new owners enough storage, designer Stefani Stein needed to restructure the space, repaint the cabinets, add new countertops and install all new light fixtures.
Remodeled Kitchen Boasts Blue Cabinets, Farmhouse Sink
Can you believe that this is actually the same kitchen as before? The skylight is the only give-away: everything else, from the bright blue cabinets to the geometric light fixtures and farmhouse sink, is brand new for the owners.
Bright White Kitchen With Blue Cabinets
The colors in this kitchen were carefully chosen to create a light, airy and inviting space. Thus, a white backsplash and white walls draw the eye up, while blue cabinets add a pleasant pop of color.
Kitchen Cabinets Include Custom Plate Racks
Okay, how cool is this? Instead of traditional cupboards, this kitchen uses vertical plate racks to turn everyday storage into an eye-catching display. Notice, too, how well the blue shelves pair with the tile backsplash.
Farmhouse Sink Complete With Garden Views
Because the farmhouse sink is positioned right in front of the window, the owners can enjoy views of the garden while they wash dishes. The brass hardware catches the natural light and really shines.
Dark Blue Powder Room in Need of Uplifting
This powder room is more spacious than most (and comes with a pretty pedestal sink to boot!), but the saturated blue walls make it feel a little bit cavernous. With a fresh coat of paint and a new light fixture, though, the space will seem brighter and more open.
Hallway Door Opens to Dark Blue Powder Room
With a gentle push, the hallway door opens into this pretty powder room. Here, dark blue walls add dimension to the vanity, as well as bring out the gold hardware along the sink.
Brass Hardware Shines in Blue Powder Room
Just like the kitchen, the powder room features beautiful brass hardware along the sink and vanity. When paired with the dark blue walls, the metallic hue really stands out.
Blue Powder Room Features Patterned Wallpaper
Instead of painting the whole room blue, as it had been before, designer Stefani Stein layered half of the space with patterned wallpaper. In turn, treatment's neutral hues make the powder room feel brighter and more open.
Powder Room Wall Conceals Secret Closet
Surprise! The far wall is actually a closet! By tucking extra towels and other bathroom essentials behind a secret door, designer Stefani Stein kept this small space free from clutter.
Dark Red Master Suite Too Distracting for Sleep
From the red walls to the brimming bookshelves and patterned accents, this master suite is almost too distracting for sleep. A more serene setting calls for white walls, less visual clutter and linens that are ultra-soft and comfortable.
Soothing Neutral Master Suite With Tufted Headboard
Now *this* is a master suite that encourages sleep. Neutral walls help soften the space, while a patterned pillow, plaid throw and striped rug ensure that the owners feel totally at ease. The tufted headboard adds a luxe touch that complements the gold floor lamp.
Stylish Walk In Closet With Custom Cabinets
This closet is an absolute *dream* with its custom cabinets, clothing racks and built-in shoe storage. The space is stylish, too, thanks to the matte black hardware and smooth tile floors.
Red Walls, Granite Counters Clash in Master Bathroom
Red walls make a statement, for sure, but in this traditional master bathroom, they're too overpowering and clash with the granite counters. By swapping out the light fixture and vanity, replacing the tile and bringing in new artwork, though, designer Stefani Stein ultimately created a space that fit with the owners' fresh style.
Master Bathroom With Dramatic Black-and-Gold Vanity
The master bathroom positively oozes drama thanks to a bold black vanity with gold hardware. His-and-her sinks with two mirrors ensure that the owners have plenty of room for getting ready in the morning.
Gold Mirrors, Hardware Add Luxe Touch to Master Bathroom
Floating glass shelves with a white marble backsplash give this space a light and airy quality as well. Meanwhile, the gold-trimmed mirrors and gold hardware add a luxe, contemporary touch.
Art Deco Armoire Complements Vanity in Master Bathroom
On the other side of the master bathroom, an Art Deco-style armoire gives the owners a place for extra towels. Notice how the piece's black finish with gold hardware is a perfect match to the vanity, which makes the space feel cohesive.
Spa-Like Shower With Marble Tile and Gold Fixtures
Is this a master bathroom or a luxury spa? With dreamy white marble tile and gold fixtures, its hard to tell! A glass door allows the owners to enjoy the shower's geometric design, even when they're not using it.
Spa-Style Shower Includes Matching Marble Bench
Naturally, this soothing, spa-style shower comes with a bench where the owners can sit and enjoy the steam. Built-in shelves give them a place for their shampoo and conditioner as well.
Marble Tile Adds Subtle Movement to Shower
That dreamy marble tile works overtime in the shower, both lightening the space and adding subtle movement. To the right, one can see that the geometric art was custom built into the side of the wall for additional interest.
Blue and White Guest Bathroom With Coastal Touches
Designer Stefani Stein didn't have to look far to find inspiration for this beautiful bathroom; with white walls and a blue vanity, the space easily takes cues from the ocean. The tile floor even evokes thoughts of sea glass.
Floating Glass Shelves Lighten Guest Bathroom
Instead of weighing the bathroom down with heavy cabinetry, designer Stefani Stein installed glass shelves that almost seem to float in the air. Because they're built right into the wall, the shelves keep perfume bottles and other essentials close.
Blue Pebble-Tile Floors in Guest Shower
When they need to freshen up, guests can make use of this lovely, white-and-blue shower. Notice how the white backsplash has a soft pattern to give the space a little energy, while pebble-tile floors continue the coastal theme.