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A while back I shared a flip we were working on in Tempe with exterior stone all over the walls…inside the house. Well, today is the day I share the full reveal with you. It was a long drawn out process, but I hope the new owners love this house. Because I sure do.
There are two living rooms in this home. One on either side of the fireplace. But let’s start with the formal living room.
The living room was a really great size and besides removing that terrible stone on the walls, we didn’t have to do much. We re-stuccoed the fireplace, added a chandelier and painted the walls. That’s it. Add some staging you have a magical space that invites you in.
The rug was the jumping off point for the staging in this space. I love the blue and it brought in the warm tones in the art piece from Juniper Print shop. I had been eyeing these barrel chairs from Target for a while and I’m so glad that to have them in inventory now.BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER
This space a looks a little different and that’s because we actually added a wall between the dining room and kitchen. It made the kitchen so much more functional and it didn’t affect the dining room size at all. The biggest issue we dealt with was hanging a chandelier in the space, which we decided not to do after we got it in. It didn’t allow us to center the table on the room and when we did the light was so far the left side that it looked really bad. I do miss having a fixture in here. But if I bought the house I would maybe add some wall sconces for additional lighting.
We kept the staging simple with a dark wood table and black dining chairs. I love the texture the rattan seat brings in. We added framed fabric art pieces on the wall and a plaid rug to keep it feeling cozy. The paper mache vase is so pretty with the faux branches. And I love a bowl of artichokes for photos. They bring in a pop of green and texture too.BEFORE AFTER
Where to begin in this kitchen?? The previous owner had some weird and interesting ideas that he had started and we axed completely. If you remember from the dining room we did extend the wall down to allow for a longer cabinet run. Having an L shaped kitchen provided so much more storage, gave us a place for the refrigerator and made this kitchen larger overall. Plus, adding closed storage on the left gave me the chance to do open shelving on either side of the range. I love how we took that to the ceiling and having 2 shelves on either side still allows for a lot of practical and pretty storage.
We chose to use painted cabinets in a color called Black of Night by Sherwin Williams. It’s a dark, inky blue and I love it paired with the warm white backsplash and brass pendant lights.
The staging took A LOT of accessories and I did a lot of shopping from local shops and Target to get them all filled and styled. But my favorite pieces are the wood and cane barstools. They add a layer or warmth this kitchen that I really love. The breakfast nook got a simple staging job with a round table and black Windsor chairs that I stole from my house on the day of the shoot. Haha!BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER
Next to the kitchen is the family room that shares the fireplace with the living room. Again, there wasn’t a lot of construction changes, so we really had to make it pop with staging. I really love how this room turned out. We took the pink from the living room and made that color the focus in there, but we balanced it with neutral upholstered pieces and wood.
The accessories really pulled a fall feeling that I am loving right now. We kept it simple on the fireplace with a piece of art that pulled from the blue in the rug and in the kitchen.BEFORE AFTER
I can’t even tell you how crazy this bathroom was when we first saw it. The layout made no sense, but it does now! Before
We kept the staging simple with a faux olive plant, hand towels and soap dispensers. I feel like this bathroom was already so beautiful and I didn’t want to compete with the slate and the marble. I think everything in there adds enough without taking away from the finishes.BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER
tempe flip with a beautiful kitchen! A while back I shared a flip we were working on in Tempe with exterior stone all over the walls…inside the house. Well, today is the day I share the full reveal with you. It was a long drawn out process, but I hope the new owners love this […]
Charleston is so dreamy! Last weekend I did a girls’ trip to Charleston, SC with my sister and 2 best friends. You may have seen some of it if you follow along with me on Instagram. This is our third annual girls’ trip . Last year we went to Santa Barbara, CA. You can see […]
I’m bringing back the Blissful Sunday Six. I started this a couple of years ago, did a few, got distracted and stopped doing it for a while. But I’m going to start it up again and this is the first one. To remind you what this is…It’s a quick weekly recap where I share things […]
But first an update… Okay, it’s been a little while since I have updated you on our new build. Things have been happening behind the scenes, I promise. We are still working with Clayton on finalizing our floor plan and we have started going section by section of the exterior and working on materials and […]
Did anyone else have to google “what is the design development phase?” Just me?? Lol! When our architect emailed us and said we were moving into this phase of our design, I got really excited. But I definitely had to look it up. Basically what this means is that we are now refining all of […]
Finally sharing the atrium house flip with you!! I started sharing this project with you all on Instagram last September. I remember when I first walked it with my husband and my cousin who was going to be the project manager and finding out that we were going to keep the atrium…in the middle of […]
designing a kitchen layout is hard If you remember from my last post , we have had a few design meetings with our architect and we are coming along really quickly on a lot of our floor plan. Right now the area that we are working on most right now is the kitchen. It’s turning […]
The Blissful Experience Since we have officially opened up registration for our May 2022 retreat, I felt that it was about time to finish Part 2 of this blog series recapping our May 2021. I may be just slightly behind… If you don’t know what The Blissful Experience is then I would love to tell […]
Working on a floor plan Wow, you guys! We are now a few meetings with our architect into this design and build project for our new home and it’s so exciting to start to see elements of the home come together. As I mentioned in my Instagram stories this morning, I am struggling with how […]
We had our first design meeting! If you remember, we are building a new home! You can read that introduction post here. Gah!! Sometimes, I still cannot believe that is happening. I am beyond excited! And to add to the excitement, we had our first design meeting with our architect, Clayton Vance, a couple of […]
This A Frame has my heart! Back in May of last year, we took a little field trip to see a flip in Black Canyon City, our Flagstaff vacation rental, a Flagstaff flip and this Munds Park A Frame cabin. The minute I drove up, I fell in love. I love A Frame cabins. I […]
introducing our new home… Well, kind of!! We bought land and we are starting the process of building a new home for our family and I could not be more excited. But I feel like I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s go back a few months and I will tell you how this all […]
I still LOVE my Teak Stools from Serena & Lily You know those pieces that you purchase and you love them and use them so often that they come with you from house to house? A couple of those items for me is the Teak Step Stool and the Dip-Dyed Teak Stools from Serena & […]
my Thanksgiving menu dinner rolls cinnamon bourbon old fashioned autumn harvest honeycrisp apple & feta salad smoked turkey glazed ham sweet potato casserole mashed potatoes & gravy bacon stuffing with apples & sage cranberry sauce green bean casserole pumpkin pie cherry pie If you know me, you know I LOVE Thanksgiving. Mainly, I love […]
i’m so excited to share this lower arcadia flip with you! Over months and months, I have shared this flip project in the lower Arcadia area of Phoenix in my Instagram stories, but now it’s making its blog debut. This home got a complete renovation makeover – we took walls down, closed in windows, rearranged […]