The upstairs opened to a small living room and closed off kitchen.
This classic 70’s dark brick fireplace and wood beams made the room feel dark and small.
Although this kitchen was in decent condition, it was clearly out of date and we were ready to tear it out!
This small wall blocked the view of the living room. This had to go…
New railing, posts and wood steps make a huge difference in the stairway. Please excuse the painters tape as painting was still in process when this photo was taken.
When you walk up the stairs you are immediately greeted by a fantastic view which is made visible by the open concept living. As you can see we tore done the wall between the kitchen and the living room, and swapped out the small windows for double sliding doors. When all three sliding doors are open we can enjoy indoor outdoor living!
All new trim molding was painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams and the walls were painted Alabaster also from Sherwin Williams.
The old flooring was torn out and replaced with a wide plank engineered white oak. So much brighter!
We decided to have vertical shiplap installed on each side of the fireplace for a feature wall. The shiplap and brick fireplace were both painted in Pure white. We had our painter spray with enamel paint for a smooth, durable finish.
A rustic wood beam was added for a mantel and we love the contrast it gives!
Most of the accessories we already had but we did buy two new console tables from Homegoods, as well as two swivel chairs from Pottery barn and a new Farlov sofa and ottoman from Ikea. We chose performance fabric for the chairs that is stain resistant and the sofa has a slipcover that can be taken off and laundered. (All sources are listed at the end of the post.)
Reggie seems to have made himself at home 🙂
The kitchen was gutted and custom cabinets were installed. We chose a white shaker style cabinet for a clean simple look.
We are in love with these wire brushed white oak floors! OBSESSED!
We chose chrome pendant lights for over the island and a farmhouse sink with a chrome bridge faucet.
Our countertop choice is white quartz with light grey veining and so far we love it!!
We used white glass subway tile for the backsplash and like how it’s a slightly different take on the classic white subway tile. Even though it’s a clear glass tile it gives off a soft blue gray shimmer which we love for the lake!
The incredible views can be seen from every angle!
The new wood bead and black iron chandelier ties into the wood and black fixture over the stairs as well as the black hardware used throughout the home.
LOOK AT THAT VIEW!
We love this new white bright space but the VIEW is the best part!
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Summer Home Tour
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Leslie | My 100 Year Old Home
Ashley | Modern Glam
Judy | Life Is Better At Home
Bethany | The Posh Home
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Laila | Designs By Laila
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Amie | Meme Hill Studio
Rhonda | Hallstrom Home
Jackie | Finding Lovely
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