An old apartment (turned condo) gets a complete overhaul…welcome to our home!
Living room: a monochromatic space with a mix of contemporary, rustic and industrial elements.
Contemporary and organic.
With only a few feet between the foot of the bed and the facing wall, setting up the media boxes needed for the TV was a little bit tricky.
The solution? A floating shelf installed over the TV and an arrangement of decorative elements to camouflage the boxes.
The modest size walk-in closet in the master has been fitted with a custom clothing system. The wallpaper and wood hangers create a high-end boutique feel. Personalized touches add functionality and make it special like a DIY jewelry display that keeps dainty necklaces organized and free of tangles.
The kitchen and dining rooms, originally two small, separate rooms, have been opened up to create an airy open-concept space ideal for entertaining. Also included in the remodel: custom wood cabinetry, new appliances, recessed lighting and a granite counter.
The walls separating the kitchen and dining room were completely removed and replaced by a convenient counter which creates a distinction between the two rooms. The doorway between the dining room and living room was removed and made into a large opening.
The rustic luxe look of the living room was achieved through mixing various elements of different styles and layering textures. Monochromatic doesn’t equal boring; with the key pieces in various shades of gray, pops of color are found here and there in accents and accessories.
Some examples of the materials and textures you can find in this living room: different types of wood, raw metal, pewter, glass, ceramic, leather, zebra, velour, faux fur, linen and burlap.
Some of the major renovations in the living room included: removing the dividing wall to make the room bigger, creating a new entrance to the kitchen, straightening out the archways, opening up the wall to the dining room and stripping and refinishing the original hardwood floors.
In any house or condo, it’s the details and personal elements that really make it a home. Hanging over the sofa is a DIY piece of art: stenciled lyrics of a meaningful song on burlap. Photo albums, bar-ware and liquor are showcased in the top half a wood and metal storage cabinet that doubles as a bar when entertaining guests.
Easy DIY! Paint old mix-and-match frames the same color and create a gallery wall of your favorite pictures of close friends and family. This is a great way to display photos, fill bare walls and add warmth to your home.