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Renovate the Right Way

A renovation that takes a bright, primary colored “BEFORE,” to a soft, neutral “AFTER,” is a drastic change…even for a professional. This particular project happens to be the private residence of one of Interiors Joan and Associates’ own professional interior designers, and when she said she was ready for change, she meant it.

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The home, a sprawling ranch with a walk out lower level, boasts an incredible pool, patio area, fire pit lounge, and even a pool house. An original color palette of bright yellows, blues, and reds leant itself to a unique French Country flavor, and the finished renovation created a calming sea of grays, charcoals, textures and metallic.

Perhaps the most drastic change of all was that of the kitchen, in both layout and design.  The existing cabinetry was removed to make room for sleek new cabinets crafted of rift cut cherry wood and finished with a custom stain. Open shelving, a custom designed metal hood and a perfectly crafted combination of paints, stains, and countertop materials gives the space a sophisticated, more contemporary aesthetic.

Every element, from the myriad of materials and craftsmen, to the unique lighting and plumbing fixtures, to the statement-making artwork was carefully planned and delicately balanced to achieve a sophisticated design in this newly renovated home.

While a major renovation or transition from one style to another might seem daunting, the process can be incredibly rewarding, even enjoyable, if you work with a team of professionals. Begin by gathering thoughts and images of your likes and dislikes, then allow your interior designer to assemble resources and materials that will create the perfect end result, all the while guiding you there.

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