Thursday, May 28, 2015

Open House Overhaul w/ Samantha Pynn + Winner to #DXDA!!

Hello Thursday! It's time for another Open House Overhaul, and this week Sam tackles a colorful home that is full of personality and reflective of the home owner's tastes.  You could tell the people living here are fun and full of energy and that makes it difficult for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in this home.  And Sam is here to the rescue!

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With lime green walls (or is it avocado green?), orange accents, bleached wood laminate, "ultra modern" leather furnishings, and a dated fireplace with a black TV on top, my initial reaction is: everything has to go! 

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And that is exactly what Sam has done in this living room.  The walls are painted white, the furnishings now appeal to most buyers, and the space has a cozy, inviting, gallery-inspired look.  One thing I love the most is the addition of built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace.  By painting the entire room and the fireplace white, it no longer sticking out like a sore thumb.  In fact, it's now a huge selling feature in this house!

Love that Sam injected colors and energy back into the space through artwork and pillows to reflect the home owners' personality.

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Here is the kitchen: classic 90s style with the mid-tone cabinets, dark granite countertop, white appliances and a basic faucet.  This kitchen also has me thinking: don't know if I want to cook here.

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Never underestimate the power of paint! The cabinets are in good shape and the doors have the classic shaker style profile.  Instead of ripping everything out, painting the doors and the frames is a real money saver when you are trying to max out on appeal and minimize the renovation before your next open house.

The new wood countertop + the freshly painted cabinets give this kitchen a Scandinavian look.  The white appliances now fit right at home.  Add a hit of pattern through the roman blind, up the elegance with the gooseneck faucet, and say hello to beautiful stone backsplash! I adore the styling in the kitchen ... tips for me for my next photo shoot.

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I should actually give the home owner more credits to the original state of their home: they know what they love and they stick to the style + color palette! Not to many people can do that but then again, when you are trying to sell your home, your home needs to appeal to everyone's taste and a light, neutral palette is the foolproof colorway to success & top dollar!

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The pure white walls and the elegant white furnishings (I bet they were fab vintage finds painted white & I am loving those chairs!!) make the room feels light, airy, and it's now the perfect backdrop to accentuate the graphic patterns on the roman blind, the inspiring artwork, and that dynamite chandelier!

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Thanks Sam for another great transformation! Now for you design lovers, the Design Exchange Auction at Design Exchange is where you want to be this Friday evening! Tickets are still available here and today, we have a winner for a pair of tickets to the Champagne Preview:  congrats Sophia!

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