I am so excited to reveal one of the most dramatic before and after transformations we’ve worked on to date! This client came to us with a new condo in an older, classic building that had a very unique and complex floorplan. The kitchen was poorly laid out, with minimal room for circulation and an island and column right in the middle of it. The master “suite” was the most comical, with a vanity right in the bedroom at the foot of the bed! This place needed a huge update and was a really fun one to study and design. We came up with a new solution for the floorplan, effectively creating a larger master suite with a full en-suite bathroom, a walk-in closet and a modern yet moody palette and still managed to keep a second bedroom in the layout.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
The next step after determining the new layout was to select finishes for the palette. We started with lighter, ash-colored floors throughout the condo to brighten the space up and bring in some warmth. In the kitchen, we introduced navy cabinets with flat panels on the uppers and shaker below. Brass hardware and plumbing fixtures add a feminine touch and balance out the cooler tones. Dark cabinets can feel heavy if there are too many of them, so we removed some from the corner and installed some floating wooden shelves which we stained to match the dining table in the adjacent room. To complete the kitchen, we chose quartz countertops and carried a matching large-format porcelain tile up the backsplash to mimic the look of continued countertops for a fraction of the cost!
This was such a fun project to work with and we’re thrilled with how it came together. It’s rare that we get such a unique challenge to work on but it makes the final result so much sweeter when we have to get extra creative!
I hope you enjoyed this home tour! -dgw
Design by Devon Grace Interiors
Photos by Dustin Halleck