Once a very traditional and dated dining room, this space is now a modern masterpiece. To lighten up the dark room, designers added ambient lighting, and to modernize the space, they brought in an elegant dining table and chairs that were upholstered in luxurious Missoni fabric. Modern art and an beautiful rug were also added to the space to modernize it.
This image shows the view that greets guests from the home’s long driveway, before they make their way to the welcoming front door of this modernized home. “The whole idea was to take something and make it the best it could be architecturally without really changing its character,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
To update the outdated kitchen, designers added new cabinets that were more functional and modern, but still remained true to the historic home's Tudor design. They then concealed the kitchen's major appliances with wood panels that made them blend in with the cabinets, creating a seamless design that is modernized, but still nods to the home's past design.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, a unique feature of the home that Joanna loved was the built-in cabinets on either side of the fireplace that are original to the home. She wanted to incorporate them into her updated design, so she modernized them by giving them a new coat of paint and installing new, modern lamps to accent each one.
This master suite exudes elegance with its glass shower door and glass vessel sinks. The bedroom and bathroom are combined, creating a massive master suite. A 6-foot-long lacquered vanity, encased in matte marble, offers his and hers sinks as well as a backlit vanity mirror. The traditional cabinet face is modernized with linear pulls.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. Jillian added much needed life to the fireplace enclosure with a tile called Contessa Picket. Tying the room together are custom cushions and a custom sofa fabric called Bengal Bronze.
Fresh pink patterned drapery, a stunning wool Moroccan area rug and a modernized mantel make this living room a happy and elegant conversation space. Originally a colonial style mantel, the new look was achieved with drywall and beautiful bright white plaster, which reflects natural light into the room and creates a fresh and modern feel. Designers emphasized the area with a chocolate brown accent wall above. Flanking the mantel with matching cabinets brings balance and adds storage.