East Memphis

This home’s exterior was transformed by brightening up the previously brown brick siding with a fresh coat of white paint. Then to add interest and contrast, the shutters were painted as well in a warm gray to mimic the warm tones in the roof. Lastly, to complete this curb appeal makeover, the home owners replaced the dark black front door with a new stained wood door with a large glass window, which really makes this home feel even more inviting!


Inside, we worked with the homeowners to come up with a vision and plan to achieve brighter, more updated, neutral, and functional spaces throughout their home that suited them better in their current season of life. One of our goals was to have a more cohesive feel throughout this open concept home as you flowed from room to room. In the open living space shown above, the two biggest things we did were painting the walls/trim in light neutrals and adding a new built-in bookshelf/entertainment center (which we painted to match the newly added bar and newly painted kitchen island). We also replaced all furniture, light fixtures, and window treatments in the space with more on-trend, current, and neutral pieces.

Dining + Bar

In these two spaces, which open into each other between the living room and kitchen, their seemed to be a bit of an identity crisis because of the tricky open layout that made furniture arrangement a bit awkward. We solved this problem by first creating a clearer, more defined space for the dining room, and then converted what was previously used as the dining space into a multifunctional butlers pantry/bar/buffet by adding another built-in to meet storage + entertaining needs. We chose to use the same charcoal accent color on this built-in to keep the cohesive look going, and then added a little more interest with the butcher block counters that we stained to match the newly added hardwood floors. Besides the built-in, the overall look was updated with: fresh paint, new lighting, new window treatments, all new furniture, new rug, and new french doors.

Kitchen + Keeping Room

Before renovations, this kitchen and keeping room felt very disconnected to the rest of the open concept living areas because of the tile flooring that divided the spaces. Even though their were no physical divisions between the rooms, it didn’t flow visually. Therefore, in order to visually connect the rooms more, the first order of business was to remove the tile flooring and replace it with real hardwood to match the wood floors in the rest of the downstairs. Next, both spaces were painted the same as the rest of the downstairs to continue to make the space feel bigger, brighter, and more connected. In the kitchen, the other updates included: replacing the granite countertops with a white quartz, painting all existing perimeter cabinets white, painting the existing island the accent charcoal color, replacing all light fixtures, adding a farmhouse sink, and replacing the counter height stools. In the keeping room off the kitchen, again it was just paint, adding the wood floors, and updating the furniture/decor.

Master Suite

When we were brought on for this job, the construction of this master suite addition was already underway. Our clients just wanted us to come in to help them with the selection of finishes, furniture, light fixtures, window treatments, and layout. We are very pleased with how this master bedroom and bathroom combo finished out our clients’ whole house transformation!


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