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Monday, February 22, 2010

Yearling Home (Home office)

The home office was feeling a little unloved and I wanted to give this bachelor homeowner something masculine, sexy and up to date.
I knew the first thing to go would be the dark green walls and the wall lighting.

I painted the back wall as an accent wall in a stone colour and the three other walls in a very chalky white cream colour which was similar to the rug.

This shag rug is fun and contemporary and adds some texture to the room.
A silver drapery pool and black grapes were added to replace the verdigris ivy pole that was there before.

I liked how just by some simple updates we did not have to run to the expense of changing all the office furniture.

An extra chair was added to the corner and this cool sexy side table (which I love!)
The black and silver accents add that fabulous masculine touch.

Black and white photo's add interest to the wall.

This clock was a bargain find and perfect for the opposite wall above the fish tank.
The room turned out perfectly how I imagined it to be and the homeowner is very happy.

Yearling Home (Dining Room)

This is a beautiful home and mostly just needed a few finishing touches. The dining room has an elegant large dining table and cabinet.
I decided to paint the crown moulding and baseboards to white form the cream colour they were originally painted to add a little definition.

After the painting all it needed were some accessories to bring this unused room to looking like the elegant dining room it deserved to be.

New drapes and a new pole were added to replace the outdated valance.
Hurricane vases, a display of candle sticks and a beautiful simple place settings on silver charger plates now adorn the table.

The unused cabinet now holds modern and traditional accessories in white, silver and black.
Making the cabinet show it's true potential.

This dining room is now ready to host a dinner at a moments notice!

Polo Home (Living room)

The living room is directly off the entrance hall and the first room you see when you come in.
The lavender blue colour was making it a little cold and the room was ready for a change.

I choose a colour that was similar to the fabric colour of the sofa's.
I also decided to change the layout of a room so the seating was together which would be better for conversation and hosting guests.
The lavender accents in the pictures, flowers and drapery are now a perfect accent.
A new rug now grounds this space and is more appropriately sized for the area.

The wall cabinet moved to the front of the room is now decluttered and holds crystal ware perfect for those pre-dinner drinks!

Polo Home (Kitchen)

This kitchen is the heart of this home, the wallpaper and wallpaper border needed to go to update this space along with some decluttering.

Luckily the homeowners were also ready to invest in some new appliances as well as the stove had really had it's day.

After removing the wallpaper the walls needed some plastering work as it seems as though the walls were not properly primed before the paper was applied.
This done we were ready for a fresh new coat of paint.

The fridge decluttered, new linoleum, new window treatment and new task lighting above the sink really brightens and updates the space.

A simple kitchen table and chairs in a similar finish to the cabinets replaces the old set and a new and updated piece of furniture for the TV which was also new.

New lighting fitting the rectangular table was added, this gives the space a more updated look.

The homeowner wanted a chair rail, so a simple white moulding was added to the wall.
Fresh new paintings add a little colour and interest.

Just by decluttering and freshening up the space gives this kitchen a new lease of life without the expense of changing the cabinetry.