Sarah and Carl started looking for a new home. They wanted an open floor plan which they did not have in their existing home. With the help of Stacie’s vision, they were able to renovate their current home opening up the family room and kitchen, and updating the dining room to create their perfect home.
We started the project by removing a wall that separated the family room and the kitchen. The removal of the wall gave us an additional 40 inches of space which is the depth of a piece of furniture. With the newly expanded room, we carefully designed the 8-foot wall of cabinets in the kitchen. Making the cabinets this tall created the illusion of space in the room.
Next on the list was creating a great focal point in the kitchen with the addition of an upsized island. With the addition of a larger island, both guests and family can enjoy each other’s company around the comforts of the kitchen. A small wall in the kitchen also created to much weight in the space. To lessen its floor presence and to make it more appealing, we creatively designed three cut outs to add interest. Like any renovation, color was also a game changer to the final design. The colors of the cabinetry, walls, ceiling and trim were selected to complement each other and give the room a sense of serenity.
Finally, we updated the dining room. Before, 5 columns adorned the dining room making the room feel outdated. As a fix, we added small walls to create intimacy and give the dining room borders. We paneled the back wall and added antique mirrored glass for character. To top it all off, we painted the ceiling a soft blue-gray in high gloss paint and painted the hall wall a deep dark navy to give interest.
A Blank Palette
Kristen and Jeff found their dream home in Charlotte, NC. Before moving in, they hired Stacie Salisbury to furnish and decorate before moving in. She has had many clients that say “we have a blank palette, you can start anywhere!” This is the first time that there actually was a blank palette and she had so much fun with Kristen furnishing the entire first floor from curtains to coffee table books and everything in between.
They wanted an updated traditional palette. They liked mixing classic and warm antiques with clean lined transitional furniture to lighten the footprint. Stacie helped to find the balance in the design.
The first stop was to purchase rugs. They found three rugs on the first shopping day that became the starting point to the project. Kristen knows what she wants when she sees it which made this one of Stacie’s favorite projects to date. “I truly enjoyed working with Kristen and Jeff and helping them achieve their vision for their new home,” commented Stacie. We think it turned out fabulous, how about you? Follow us on Houzz to see more of our projects.
A Bathroom Fit for Royalty
When you come home after a long week, what’s the first thing you want to do? Relax. People do this in many ways, from laying on the couch with the kids, to jumping in bed for a nap, or hopping into a warm bubble bath. We were able to give this home a bathroom remodel to make any couple feel like royalty.
This bathroom is set in a beautiful house, pushed back a bit in a wood-like setting on the outskirts of Charlotte. With high ceilings and strong structural features, this house is any woodland cabin lovers dream.
However, the original master bathroom did not align well with the weekend getaway feel of the house. With an outdated tub, small storage space, and old tile, this room needed some updating.
Starting with a striped marble tile floor, and ending with custom cabinetry, lights, and mirrors, this space was completely transformed. The stand-alone tub became the centerpiece of the room, offering a luxurious and peaceful recluse. Because we are all about the details, we installed a rain shower, along with a towel warmer, to make sure the homeowners feel pampered in every area of the new master bathroom. Enjoy your inside look at this transformation!
Pop of Color
We are so excited to finally share this fun and exciting project with you, “Pop of Color”. We are still working together on other projects in their home and can’t wait to show you more of this Dilworth Bungalow. Stay tuned!
Punam and Ornob are a young couple with two small children and they love to entertain. They needed their space to be child friendly, happy, welcoming and fabulous. It was so much fun to work with such bright and colorful people and to pick a palette that suits their personalities. The space feels so inviting and invigorating at the same time.
We started in the kitchen. We kept the basic footprint but increased the island size and vented the vent to the outside of the home. We added the bar cabinet which increased the peninsula size. We added new stone, tile and cabinets but kept the same appliances. We donated the old cabinets to Habitat for Humanity.
We then moved on to the living room and dining room. They already had a functional sofa which we slip covered for ease of cleaning and changing when they feel like a refresh. They also had a beautiful bright blue ottoman. This added a fun pop of color that we then based the whole room around. The dining room is between the kitchen and living room. We had a custom table made and the two dining wing chairs are covered in an outdoor fabric so they can always be wiped clean, essential for a family with young children. Enjoy the beautiful before and after photos!
Open Floor Plan
Nick and Jessica bought their first house in the suburbs. They were quite happy with their new home until they went to a neighborhood soiree. The neighbors had taken down walls and opened up the floor plan. All of a sudden Nick and Jessica had “open floor plan” envy. Luckily they called Metropolitan Design Concepts. We were able to help them open up their floor plan and give them a fabulous architectural element with a paneled wall. We were able to turn two small choppy rooms into one room. This added daylight, space, flow and comfort to their lifestyle.
Living Room Transformation
Our story starts with Shannon. She is a young and hip professional who needed a transformation. She started with overscaled furniture, dark and drab accessories and warm traditional shades of tan, gold and green. She bought a sectional sofa and then called us to finish the transformation! See her drab to fab living room transformation.
Being young, Shannon wanted her family room and dining banquette to reflect her personality – light, airy and happy. We had a blank canvas to work with and envisioned light colors with a touch of glamour. The tall window allows much needed light but doesn’t have a view so we added sheer drapery to let in the light but add an intimacy to the room. We then added two panels of drapery in a light and airy pattern to add height, color and texture. We still needed that touch of glamour and we immediately thought of a large soft fuzzy rug we coveted and knew would be perfect for the space. We balanced the room by removing the ceiling fan and adding a rustic iron chandelier that is softened by curved angles. She had two chairs that we loved but need an update. We reupholstered them, added some new pillows and a coat of paint to finish the room. Voila! Another wonderful transformation that is worthy of the title drab to fab.
From Kid Friendly to Adult Sanctuary
The children grow up so fast. Before you know it you realize your house needs to grow up as well. It is time to put away the games, trophies and the blue ribbons. It’s time to update the space and make it special and inviting so you can look forward to some grown up entertaining. See how we transformed this crowded living room to the fabulous space that can hold your next adult game night!
This was a small renovation and most of the furniture remained. The goal was to update the space and make it look fresh and inviting. We boxed in the windows to add height and created a window pediment. The drapery around the two main windows previously had four panels which darkened the space. We used only two panels to lighten the space and to make a better frame for the room. Our favorite feature in the room was the paneling that was added to the focus wall. This framed the television as well as added an architectural element. We painted a beautiful strong color on the remaining walls to help balance the large sofas in the space. The living room is oversized and adding a larger rug helped to finish off the space and make it more cozy. Voila – living room goes from Drab to Fab! Follow us on Houzz to see our latest projects.
The Pool House
It’s the time of year that everyone wants to be outdoors; from pool parties, graduation parties & barbecues galore! Our clients definitely had a drab and dreary pool house that needed some fab to be added. We wanted to make sure that the classic interior design style of the home transitioned out into the pool house. We created a fabulous outdoor escape for them to enjoy for years to come!
Our clients do love classic design but they were intrigued with the idea of adding a garage door to the pool house. This garage door is a bit less industrial than your usual garage door. It has two sets of glass panels and the interior hardware is powder coated to add a bit of glamour. The faux finish on the walls is a black glaze over red to give a warm, aged and smoky character to the space. The custom cabinets help to transform the pool house into an old English pub. We did toss around the idea of adding draft beer kegs but decided we couldn’t drink them fast enough. Ahhh, Cheers. Follow us on Houzz to see all of our latest projects.