Hello friends! Many of you had been following the progress on my Spanish Modern project over on Instagram (which I thank you for)! So, I wanted to finally give you a post about everything I did over there!
My client wanted to update his home and give it a more “modern” look, as he described it, so this project inherited the name the “Spanish Modern.” It turns out, we ended up giving the house a complete makeover, starting with all of the wall paint and wood stain.
Originally, the walls were each a different color, and the all of the woodwork was in a yellowish alder wood. When you first walked in, the wood color made it feel as if you were in a log cabin, but the style of the house was very Spanish. So, I convinced my client to let my painter paint out all of the walls to Antique White by Kelly Moore, and we stained all of the woodwork in a dark Espresso color. The painting crew took about three weeks to complete everything, and they did an absolutely amazing job.
Let’s start with some BEFORE photos of the Entryway.
The walls were green, and the adjoining rooms were dark colors as well. It made the entryway feel dark and cold. once the paint and stain was complete, we installed the new chandelier. My client wanted something modern, and I was so happy he liked the one I chose for him! My husband Albert, who is a commercial electrician, installed it for me. I sweet-talked him into helping me on this one! The ceilings are 19 ft tall, so he had to use scaffolding and another electrician to give him a hand.
Here is what the Entryway/Staircase looks like now.
Table from Restoration Hardware. Accessories and Mirror from HomeGoods.
I love the changes here! We also stained the handrail to match the rest of the woodwork. Doesn’t it look so much brighter? The floors stayed the same oak color. Chandelier is from Restoration Hardware. The art is from Z Gallerie.
Piano Room/Living Room
Now into, what I liked to call, the Piano Room. Again, the wall color was dark, and the window treatments did not allow much light in. Here are a few BEFORE shots:
As you can see, my client has a lot of books! I wanted to come up with a creative way to store them, and also show them off.
After the paint and stain was complete, I changed all the window treatments out. I used these faux dupani silk curtain panels from Z Gallerie. A new rug from Overstock, and these gorgeous blue velvet chairs from HomeGoods.
Check out the AFTERS:
I decided to organize the books by color, and displayed them in a color blocks in this cabinet from Restoration Hardware. Art from ZGallerie.
My client wanted to keep his existing table, but change everything else. Take a look at the BEFORE pictures:
Notice the old chandelier and sconce lighting, and the yellow toned wood box ceiling. The ceiling is absolutely gorgeous, but with the new stain, it looks much more dramatic.
Here are the AFTER’s:
Eat In Kitchen
There is a small eat in kitchen area and countertop bar area that needed a little spruce up, as well. Here are the BEFORE’s:
I updated the lighting, and added a new table and chairs to the space. Here’s an AFTER:
Lighting from Restoration Hardware, table and chairs from Scandinavian Designs.
The family room underwent an entire transformation! The paint and the ceiling changes alone, made such an impact! Take a look at the BEFORE photos:
Now take a look at what I did in the family room:
Haven Sectional and rug from Living Spaces. Pillows, art and curtains from ZGallerie. Accessories from HomeGoods. We also stained the cabinets. They were also that same yellowy alder wood, which looked almost like a knotty pine. You’ll still see the knots.
Wine Storage Area
My design plan called for a new, dual temp, tall wine fridge to house all the wines, but my client decided to stick with the storage pieces he already had. So, I just gave the area a little freshen up. Here’s the BEFORE:
Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have any good before pictures of the office, but here are a few of the afters. On one side, I created a sofa sleeper/lounge area for guests, and on the other side, I put it a whole new desk system.
Wall art from HomeGoods, sofa from Scandinavian Designs, rug, pillow and sofa table from World Market.
I created a collage wall above the new desk, using pictures my client already had. The desk and chair are from Scandinavian Designs.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the transformation as much as I enjoyed doing it! It was a great project, and my client is very pleased, so that makes me very happy! Stay tuned for the next home transformation, coming soon!