Is it possible to renovate your house from top to bottom just from reading my blog? As a matter of fact, yes it is! This set of photos with a few before's are from Karen. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Hi Maria, we are selling our home and just wanted you to see a product of your advice, very proud of our home and very thankful a friend referred me to your site just before we began renovating! Thank you!
This is such a fun picture with the clouds in the background!
Original kitchen – Before
"The backsplash in the kitchen is carrara marble, because of the nice blue/grey veining it has, cabinets are IKEA, countertops bright white quartz, a recommendation from your blog . The floors are hand scraped Maple, which also have a gray tone to them. I studied your posts about timeless wood floors before I made this decision, it took me a month! I made sure all of the paint, including the kids rooms, the black front door, and even the bright white on the closet doors (Behr White Fur) all had a blue or gray undertone to them, which really keeps the house harmonious!"
"The wall color was Sherwin Williams "First Star", which is a very light white with a grey undertone. We chose it because the walls and floors were so dark, it felt right to brighten the place up. The fireplace was tiled in Mother of pearl, which also has the grey/beige color, but also gives the room a wonderful shiny surface that the light from the chandelier dances off of at night."
Curtains are Taffetta, the dining set was a rummage sale find that took a trip to our local upholsterer where I could pick any fabric for the front and back. Rug in dining room is West Elm, rug in living room is Overstock.com.
Here's the entire listing.
Have you noticed how much graphic black and white is in Spring fashion yet? It seems like we can't get enough white walls and white clothes in 2013.
Sometimes all you need to add some fresh to your living room is white curtains and white pillows. Karen added just enough hits of white to the living room to bring the gray sofa and carpet to life! Love that she hung the drapery rod right up to the ceiling!
Where are you injecting black and white this Spring?
It's not too late to join me this Thursday if you are painting your exterior this year, don't miss my 'How to Choose Exterior Colours for your Home' Live Webinar at 11:00 am PST time.
If you would like your home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, become a client. On-line or In-person.
To make sure the undertones in your home are right, get some large samples!
If you would like to learn how to choose colour with confidence, become a True Colour Expert. April in Toronto and Vancouver in May.