Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Richmond Townhouse: Before & After

Everybody loves a good "before" and "after,"  so today I thought I'd indulge you!  You may have seen little sneak peeks I've shared on my facebook page or instagram of my #richmondtownhouse project.  Well today, we've got the full reveal.  This Houston couple moved in to a townhouse about a year ago, but never really felt settled.  They were newly married, so the budget was tight, but they still wanted classic design that would reflect their growing family.  They knew they loved light colors and an eclectic mix of traditional styles with a modern freshness, but didn't know where to start!

Living Room Before:


Living Room After:


Living Room Wall Before:


Living Room Back Wall Now:


And here's another view...


I felt that the sectional they started with was shrinking the room- It didn't allow for circulation.  We opted to replace it with an English roll arm style sofa in a darker color paired with a reclaimed elm coffee table.  We added a seating arrangement on each side of the fireplace and near the west windows so that they could entertain guests while still opening up the room.



In order to warm up the space, we started by re-painting the walls Sherwin Williams Popular Gray.  It added a softer feel rather than the stark white that the walls were before. As I've said before, always test a paint color in a space before going forward.  As you can see below, we tested about 6 before making a decision!

Kitchen Before:


Kitchen After:





After doing the "reveal", the client confided in me that she never knew the mental peace you can get from feeling that your space truly reflects who you are.   Of course that's the best part of my job- creating spaces people can feel at home within.  The best part is, we've become close friends through the process.   I hope you liked the before & afters!!

59 comments:

  1. AHHHHHHH THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLE!! And I can say from first hand experience, it is just as gorgeous in person!! You are the shiz Sam.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Great job, girl!

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  3. Wow!!! This is simply stunning!! Job well done lady ;)

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  4. this is SO gorgeous!!! amazing job!!

    www.itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  5. I love before and afters!! These colors are absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sarah
    www.702parkproject.com

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  6. That looks amazing! I love the greys with pops of green accents!

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  7. So beautiful-- love the color scheme!

    --Anne
    aasquaredblog.com

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  8. The space looks really beautiful. Great job. I like that you kept the original dining room table. Where are the rugs from?

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  9. Oh my gosh it looks COMPLETELY different. It is absolutely gorgeous, Sam. Bravo! You're very talented.

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  10. Sam!!!! I love it!! COngratulations! Its really beautiful. Congrats!

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  11. Wow this is absolutely amazing. I am so impressed and in awe of you! Please come decorate my house? Haha

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  12. Killed it! This space looks beautiful. Good job, girl!

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  13. This looks great, Sam! I wish you lived in Kansas City so you could come give me some tips on our house!

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  14. I love the chairs... where are they from?

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  15. wow wow wow, what an amazing transformation!

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  16. Whoa baby! You did a PHENOMENAL job Sam! A BIG Congrats to you and your client! XO

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  17. Sam, what a beautiful transformation. It looks so amazing! Those chairs and those pillows are my favorites!

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  18. So beautiful!!! Do you mind sharing where the chairs are from? Simply Fabulous!!

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  19. Oh my goodness, Sam it looks incredible! Such a beautiful transformation.

    xo, Shimmer Me Pretty

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  20. This is so beautiful it took my breath away! I'm obsessed with it! That look/color scheme is perfect for me.

    xo,
    Danie

    http://www.danienordahl.com

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  21. That kitchen looks delightful! The gray/green blend scheme really compliments the hardwood floor. Brilliant job well done.

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  22. Wow Sam! What a beautiful space- very nicely done! Great colors...

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  23. this is UNREAL! i can't believe it's the same place!! what an amazing job, sam!! xoxo

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  24. This is INCREDIBLE! I love everything you did with the space. Amazing work!

    www.jackplusbean.com

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  25. Looks like a million bucks Sam!!! Excellent job! I happen to have the same capiz table lamp you used in my dining room too!

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  26. I love love love the whole space! Fantastic work!!!

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  27. HOLY SHEET! This is fabulous girl! well done!! it looks so much lighter & brighter!

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  28. One of the best before and afters I've ever seen.

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  29. SO GOOD!!!! I just absolutely love this. Awesome job Sam! Definitely your calling!

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  30. First of all, STUNNING, but I would expect nothing less!

    Secondly I have to ask, where you found the dinning room chairs. Believe it or not we have four of these that I picked up at Homesense (Home Goods) nearly 3 years ago and I have been desperately searching for 2 or 4 more ever since. I would so appreciate if you would share where you were able to find these!
    Thank you thank you thank you for doing what you do!

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  31. Ohh Sam! How talented you are this space is absolutely beautiful and now you have the satisfaction of knowing you helped your clients create their own peaceful oasis.

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  32. It looks great...you did a fabulous job! I would love to know what company you got the rugs from.

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  33. What a nice result. Great work honey. I made a link on my site to see it so everybody can enjoy http://inspirationfromdeey-vie.blogspot.be/

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  34. congrats - beautiful! it looks like heaven. what a relaxing home to come back to!

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  35. Sam you are kidding me! This is amazing! Love how much lighter and refreshed it looks!

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  36. Wow! It seriously looks like a completely different space! Soooo good. Did you guys completely gut the kitchen? I'd love to see more of that as well!

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  37. Flippin fantastic! OMG, I love it so much. Great job!!!! Beautifully photographed, too.
    xo Nancy

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  38. How does the paint color really come off? On the swatch I see online it looks almost like a tan but on the walls it looks purple?

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  39. THIS. IS. GORGEOUS!!!!

    xo,
    Danielle
    www.envisionpretty.com

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  40. Congratulations Sam - these spaces are stunning!!

    Christine
    www.shop219.com

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  41. Sam, I want to move in!!!! I will call you one of these days :)))

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  42. WOW!!!! You are truly great at what you do! I am pinning everything for inspiration.

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  43. What an incredible makeover. Well done lady! xo

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  44. I love the addition of flowers and colors! you have actually shown what a remarkable change one can bring in the home with adding a few natural elements! Well done!

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  45. Great job Sam. Bravo! Beautiful pictures as well. :)

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  46. Absolutely stunning!!! It honestly doesn't even look like the same house! I love how you were able to use some of their current pieces but breathe a whole new life into them. You're clients must be thrilled! Congrats hun Xo

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  47. Love love love! Seriously, this is how I'd like my home to look. I've been slowly working towards gathering pieces, but how I'd love it all done! You did an amazing job!

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  48. Hi, Just found your blog and wow what an incredible transformation. I would also love to know where the two chairs came from.

    Thanks!

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  49. You did such a great job! What a beautiful transformation! Love the color scheme!

    Did you find it difficult convincing the client to give up their sectional? It was definitely the right move, but I find people can be very attached to their couches.

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  50. Love it, love it, love it! Can you please tell us where the dining room chair covers came from?

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  51. The rooms are gorgeous. I would feel right at home there. Good job as always.

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  52. You don't "deduct" them at all. When you sell, the cost of improvements can be used to adjust your acquisition cost basis - which will decrease any capital gain tax due.
    http://www.allevaconstruction.com/

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