Before and After: Updated and Edited

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I love starting a project where the “bones” of the house are all in place, but it just needs an update to bring the design into a more modern look. My clients for this project were moving into a fabulous new home, with gorgeous windows and beams in this living area. Look at that view through the windows in the photo below!

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But the floor left something to be desired, and the fireplace was a visual mess. The clients told me they wanted a gorgeous space that reminded them of their favorite boutique hotels – very clean and edited.

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The blue in the modern art was a jumping-off point for me, so I layered in gorgeous blues that were only slightly lighter or darker, and added in neutral tones in the tables and rug.

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The dark and dreary fireplace and mantle you see above got a major update, which also lightened and brightened this wall of the room.

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And a bit more color was introduced with another stunning piece of art over the fireplace. I love how it draws the eye up with that pop of pink! And then on the opposite wall I added another original artwork, framed by stunning white lamps. The two lucite tables also keep the room serene and edited.

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So what do you think of this modern update? I loved the blue tone-on-tone vibe in the room – and so did House Beautiful! This project was featured on its cover just a few years ago. Let me know what you think about the redo in the comments section below!

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3 Responses to Before and After: Updated and Edited

  1. DIANE Dyhan says:

    Dear Tobi,
    I love every detail; the art, lamps, lucite, and soft colors. If this was a boutique hotel I would definitely want to book it for a month. If it was by a beach all the better!

  2. Nanette says:

    Everything is beautiful, I absolutely love the gorgeous console table with white lamps! ?

  3. ingrid says:

    Hi,
    Just found your blog– after reading your lovely post on Patina farm. I love the work you did with the living room here. I am trying to find a similar fireplace, would you care to share who made it?
    Thanks in advance, Ingrid