A tiny extra closet was removed to create this vignette with suede paint and metallic fleur-de-lys stencilling.
The diamond pattern on the cabinet front complements the neutral walls and horizontal stripe.
An awkward corner window in a narrow stairwell gets new life by being the focus of the space.
Before and After Images
Before: The circa 1975 kitchen looking dated.
After: Clean and modern in black & white.
Before: The dining room as we prepared to paint.
After: The atmospheric dining room at dusk.
Before: A very small single bedroom decorated for boys.
After: Faux-suede paint and a horizontal metallic bar make it seem bigger.
Before: The living room is ready to paint around this dated fireplace.
After: Painted columns and a modern wall colour transform.
Before: A boring dining room with awkward features.
After: The homeowner wanted drama and got it!
Before: This peach wall was dirty and designated for artwork display.
After: Now it has the pizzazz to make a great gallery.
Before: Built in shelves and white fireplace with peach walls are too feminine.
After: Coordinated with the rest of the room, this treatment transforms.
Before: The original guest room had dated pink-printed wallpaper. Yawn…
After: By using light fabrics contrasted with wall colour we got balance.
Before: The galley kitchen looked dated and small with its strawberry wallpaper.
After: It opens out and works much better in clean lines of black & white with accents.