Sometimes you walk into a home and the colors and floor plan are more than just needing an update– they’re downright offensive. One such client and friend’s home fit this bill. The home had a few big things going for it: it was in a really great location, it was a pretty good price, and it had a lot of potential if you were willing to look past the state it was in when they closed on the house.
Let’s look at some before photos and talk through the plans so you know what we were dealing with, shall we?
That, my friends, is one terrible kitchen. No only is the wallpaper totally offensive, but the floor plan was equally as bad. Like hey visitors and family, if you enter the kitchen don’t expect to do any interacting with anyone else in the home for a while because it’s completely closed off from the rest of the house. Though there were a lot of cabinets, they were installed in a very hodgepodge manner (like the rest of the house, really) and none of it made sense. Here’s a shot looking at the front door from the inside.
A few more shots of the kitchen. Oh, sad, sad, sad kitchen.
On the other side of the kitchen wall, lies a quite large living room area with wonderful natural light but a horrible shade of yellow. And a weird stairway situation.
Clearly, we had our work cut out for us. But my clients were up for it and have excellent taste. The best combination.
Just as I was starting this project, Benjamin Moore reached out to me about teaming up for a collaboration and I knew this project would be perfect. I’ve tooted Benjamin Moore’s horn before. Ya’ll know I’m a big big BIG fan. Their Advance line is my absolutefavoriteofalltime for cabinets and I’ve used some kind of Benjamin Moore paint in every home we’ve owned.
For this project, the Benjamin Moore Regal Select paint was the right choice. It’s a durable paint ideal for dining, living, kitchens, bedrooms, playrooms, really any room that is high-traffic. It’s mildew and fade resistant and is also environmentally friendly. It also washes really well. You guys, it’s awesome and I love it. The end.
It’s available in thousands of colors and comes in all the sheens you would need.
Painting was a no-brainer. Especially once we decided to completely gut the kitchen and tear down the wall separating the kitchen and living area, creating a large open concept modern living/kitchen/dining space.
Benjamin Moore gave us the paint for the project (how very nice indeed) and you guys, you will not believe the after.
Up tomorrow, the reveal of Project Paint it All (#projectpaintitall on instagram) and I’ll also share the paint colors. Check back for a knock your socks off space!
*this post was sponsored collaboration with Benjamin Moore