Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holly's Renos

I pretty much never post about other things I see around the internet... I guess I figure there is enough of that going around. However, I had to share about Holly's renos over at In The Fun Lane. Do you guys read her blog? I started reading it years ago, just to see what creative projects she was up to (she's fiercely creative), but more recently she and her dad have been taking on "house flipping" projects up in Canada. She has an amazing eye, and a similar aesthetic to what I love - traditional, with a hint of modern and a touch of crazy ;) (however my crazy is more intense than her's - she mostly sticks to whites and grays!) I believe I already mentioned this, but I am now assisting Christopher (Who built our house and a few others in our neighborhood, which is Reynoldstown incase and of you ATL folks were wondering) with finish selections for his new HUGE project that is in the works. I am basically creating a package of fixtures for clients to select. So, seeing other inspirational projects similar to what I was doing is fun. I'm enjoying expanding my horizons a bit... a little design work here and there is a nice change of pace. 

Anyway, onto Holly's current project, which I love.

The house used to look like this: 

Then they painted it:

 already looking 100 times better! 

And check out the inside...

Dark wood paneling always makes the best "before" picture, doesn't it? Fluorescent lights really seal the deal ;)

they gutted the kitchen and removed some walls.

and also tore out this wood panel wall (though the old wood pass thru details are kind of cool!)

and this is the living room now!

I adore this fireplace.. midcentury modern white painted brick. Exactly what I wish we had. If there is one thing that we both would've added to this house, it's a fireplace. and i LOVE the long bright in the MCM houses.

And, for the kitchen:

freakin love the gray textured subway tile

also love these doors and the trim detail:

This house isn't done, but it's going to be amazing. Holly stages the houses with furniture too, and they seem to sell in record time. Pretty awesome. You can go HERE to check out more of her flips. 

now who wants to go into the flipping business with me?!


  1. Me! Me! Me! That seriously sounds like so much fun. Do you read WHITE+GOLD? Love all of her flips, too!

    1. i will have to check it out - never heard of it!

  2. Thanks for the love Kristen!! What a sweet treat to find this morning. I can't wait to share the outside once our new board and batten siding is up in the front!
    Now come up to Canada and join me (all the fun, non of the $$$ stress that comes with flipping LOL).

    1. no problem! your flips are perfection! and yes - i'm sure the stress would be unending... noooooot fun... but worth it to get to do what you do!

  3. Oh wow, what a fabulous makeover. I love it all.

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