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Home Town: An Eclectic Stunner Fit for an Artist

Erin and Ben turned an old Craftsman with no personality into the perfect eclectic, cozy home for an artist and her son in Laurel, Mississippi.

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Photo: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images

Home is Where the Art is

"I’m feeling really warm and fuzzy about this house." -Erin Napier

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Exterior: Before

This Craftsman home had been on the market for a while with no interested buyers. The exterior was pretty bland and needed some major TLC. Beautiful Craftsman details had been painted over and the home’s windows had been replaced over the years with three different styles that didn’t match.

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Photo: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images. From: Erin Napier and Ben Napier.

Exterior: After

Ben and Erin replaced the home’s random assortment of windows and gave the exterior a nice cohesive look. They also painted the home a cool blue-gray and painted the trim a crisp white that allows the Craftsman-style details to really pop.

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Kitchen: Before

This kitchen was dated, cramped and walled off from the living areas. The homeowner, Amy, comes from a big Italian family and couldn’t see herself hosting dinners and masking pasta in this space.

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