Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A modern renovation and some festive decorating

I am excited to share my son and daughter in laws house with you today!  and it is a step outside of my country/farmhouse style that you will see on my blog.  BUT it was so much fun to help this young couple renovate their home.  We all shared ideas on what to do and it really was a family affair,,,,,of course,,,,Darrell was the hard work behind it all!! ( and he is now working on son #2 house, which is just down the street from son #1!!  )


Unfortunately, I don't have alot of pictures of the before.  The house is only about 900 square feet per floor and I guess would be referred to as a three level split.  Built in the early 1980's .

This is the front of the house before






Some modern touches to really bring this house into 2015
Darker grey siding and the alcove done with pine slats






Kaleb and Jami were hosting a Christmas party and asked me to help them with
decorating.  They wanted it festive, but not {Christmasy}, so you can get in on the
modern take on decorating here as well.


The young 20 something homeowners...


Come on in...


Unfortunately, there were not very many "before" pictures taken of this reno.
So you will have to just imagine the changes!
The biggest one was taking out a tall pantry in the kitchen, you would not have
been able to see the back wall with the NOEL on it before.


Getting rid of that tall pantry really opened up the space.
The stairs goes up to the floor that has 2 bedrooms, one which was
turned into an office, a bathroom, and the dining room.


Taking off the drywall that was on this beam was what inspired more
of the wood feel in the house.  A decision that gives a nice
warm feel to the white and grey walls.


This is the view from the living room to the front door.
Matching flooring throughout the 2 levels make it
look larger and brings out the wood color in the beam.



And from the front door looking back to the living room,
a pretty small footprint but it works good for them.
Darrell had fun making a pallett Christmas tree and the 
NOEL letters that you will see in the kitchen.


The stairs leads down to the 3rd level.
They decided to move their master suite downstairs,
and it takes up the main area.  Ensuite bathroom and another spare room
houses a big walk in closet and dressing area.


Ikea kitchen cabinets,  range and stove open up the biggest 
change in the kitchen.  Where Kaleb is standing is where the
tall pantry used to be. It now is an open work space with drawers and the
microwave is built in on the other side keeping it out of sight.
The pantry area where the fridge is used to be a large window.
Closing it off and putting two narrow frosted windows flanking the range
gives more space and balances out the room.





Kaleb and Darrell came up with some industrial looking fixtures for the
kitchen, dining room and entrance.


 The dining room is clean and simple





A set of Elk antlers above Ikea cupboards complete the dining room



My touch of festive, but not Christmasy decorating....


Main floor bathroom
They just had someone re paint the tub surround in white
Goes well with the Ikea cabinet and square sink top



Sorry about the picture over load, but it was fun to share this reno with you.

Darrell has now moved down the street to Ben and Faith's house where they
are busy painting and doing some changes to their home!


{Merry Modern Christmas}



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6 comments:

Gina said...

It all looks wonderful, Dawna! I bet there was a lot of hard work put into the reno. It really looks great. A perfect home for this young couple.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, what a beautiful home. The upgrade to the front really leads one to see what is inside and ties it all together with the warm wood tones. Darrell and you have done a great job with the renovations and decorating. I like the light fixtures and the pallet Christmas tree. Your son and his wife are a beautiful couple! Well done.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, such a difference to the outside and the inside looks beautiful too! So modern and such lovely clean lines, they obviously have inherited great taste!! xx

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

'Tis beautiful! Well done.

Lorrie said...

It looks fresh and modern and so suitable for a young couple. Love all the grey and white warmed by wood. Great job, all of you in the M family!

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

What a transformation! I LOVE it. It is so wonderful to see a young couple take an existing home and turn it into something beautiful. They have given this house a whole new life. Love it.

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