Renovation, Part 4, Foyer and Living Room

We fell in love with the space of the house the minute we walked in the door. We also knew that some of the things we didn’t care for, like the chandelier and the handrails, could be replaced.

Before:

Iron chandelier (it weighed a metric ton!), too traditional handrails in a contemporary house.

DSC_0140

exposed cedar beam and posts had been painted (WHO does that?!!)

IMG_1526

carpet

DSC_0138

During:

New light, new handrails and posts, refaced the cedar beam.

IMG_1581

removed the two columns in the hallway. Note – the hallway had hardwood flooring so we matched the flooring in the living room and dining room to that. It’s not what we would have chosen, but we didn’t want to rip out hardwood flooring.

IMG_1529

Buh-bye carpet!

IMG_1534

IMG_1567

IMG_1571

After:

Hardwoods and furniture. Also, I realized I hung the photos on the far wall too high so they are now 5 inches lower! Looks much better, I promise!

IMG_0140

IMG_0139

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s