Friday, July 3, 2015

Open House Overhaul w/ Samantha Pynn ~ Revamped

Hello Friday! Sorry for not popping in sooner but after the big rush to wrap up #ProjectDeck for Father's Day special, a much needed getaway at cottage country, and a super exciting photoshoot at #ProjectChris, this city boy was exhausted and needed a few days to get back to my regular routine.

Nonetheless, it's time for another amazing transformation on Open House Overhaul by Samantha Pynn! This time Sam turned a home with upgrades from the past decade into a sensational knockout in the present: the perfect starting point for the home owner to embrace the next chapter of her life.      

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As most potential buyers made up their minds within seconds stepping into your home, a breathtaking first impression is a definite must when putting your home on the market.  Once a cramped living space with an awkward corner niche leaving buyers scratching their heads on what to do with the space, the living room + dining room + foyer now has a consistency of quality, patterns, and elegance.  Seriously, who wouldn't want to live here now?

Tight in square footage, Sam opted for a narrow piece with storage in the foyer, a comfy loveseat with a classic silhouette + an airy side table, and a transparent yet dramatic chandelier to open up the space and to make this open concept living/dining zone feels so much larger.  

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This kitchen + breakfast nook is packed with upgrades when the house was built (i.e. cherrywood finish cabinets, stainless steel appliances).  However, the wood & black palette now feels really dated and potential buyers were underwhelmed while touring the heart of this home.

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A new coat of paints on the cupboards, a luxe marble backslash, a few extra moulding on the fireplace, and a refreshing furniture layout have given this dated family space a complete facelift.  The marble coffee table echoes the marble detail on the fireplace (which ties in with the marble backsplash in the kitchen), and that's what you want the potential buyers to remember: this is a home of top quality with impeccable taste.  

image courtesy of HGTV Canada
image courtesy of HGTV Canada
The family dining zone is now cozy, inviting, and exudes a sense of elegance.  The rattan chairs with a slightly weathered appeal pair up perfectly with the round table in an espresso finish, while the scale of the lighting fixture and the graphic patterns on the pillows and drapes add drama and energize the space.    

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Ever wonder what to do with the teeny tiny "den" the builders put in the most awkward spot in your home? Here is how Sam gave this lounge its purpose and a larger than life personality by incorporating an ingenious built-in solution (customize with off the shelve bookcases), a sumptuous chaise, and a statement floor lamp, I am ready to sit here with a cup of tea and my favorite book after a long day at work!  

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Comfort: checked; Style: CHECKED!

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