Friday, July 5, 2013

A Charming Cottage Before and After

One of my favorite home styles is a charming bungalow from the early twentieth century.  I was given the opportunity to stage one of these charming bungalows recently and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the before and after shots from the project.  

The Living Room

The living room before.

Slipcovered sofa and chairs grounded by a navy and white striped rug give the room a comfortable, cottage feel.

The Entry

The first thing you see when you enter the home is this small fireplace that is in desperate need of some attention.

We used the homeowner's antique mirror along with some other accessories to bring this mantel to life.
The Dining Room

This antique sideboard belonged to the homeowner, and was a great starting point for the dining room.

All it needed was a few accessories, and a beautiful art piece to hang over the piece.

The Master Bath

The bathroom just needed a few accessories to add some color and personality to the space.

The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom had beautiful hardwood floors, but needed a few basic pieces to dress it up.

We added a wicker headboard, Pottery Barn bedding, and some simple accessories to turn this Master into a soothing restful, retreat.

                                                          The Office / TV Room

The Office/TV room needed a complete makeover, beginning with refinishing the floors.

One last shot of that small fireplace that would become the focal point of the room, but it started out as a real diamond in the rough.

We used the homeowner's mirror, books and art, filling in with a few of my own accessories.

The sweet homeowner is excited that her home looks so nice (even mentioning that she would like to move back in), and is finally ready to go on the market!  I have a feeling that this charming little cottage in Mebane, NC is going to sell fast!  If you are interested in living in the Mebane area, contact Keller Williams Realty to learn more about this charming bungalow!