Living Beautifully, Before and After

Hey friends! I’m sharing a project today that I absolutely love! I loved this home as soon as I walked in the door and I’m so thrilled with the way the entire project turned out. It was pretty before and after.

My clients made really great choices when building this home several years ago. The floor plan is very inviting. The layout is very similar to our previous home and that was one of my favorite floor plans we have ever lived in. (And we’ve lived in a lot of places 😂)

The family room is vaulted and open to the foyer and loft area.

Family room before

We lightened up the wall color and went a little deeper on the floor. I was so happy the home owners chose to use hardwood flooring and they built their home. We had the original red oak floors refinished with a provincial stain and satin sealer.

Family room after

The stair railing was changed to iron and the hand rail stained to match the floor.


I absolutely love the fireplace! I chose a light Greige paint color for the walls to compliment the rock. We extended the wall color onto the ceiling to accentuate the ceiling height.

The existing bookcase surrounding the television were refinished. I added a wooden table with a metal top to marry the two pieces together. Artwork layered on top of vintage bulb trays adds a finished look above the cabinets.

We went several shades deeper on the furniture than the walls keeping overall feel of the room monochromatic.

I love that the kitchen/ breakfast room opens off of the family room.

I love the way the mirror reflects the dining area.
Breakfast Room Christmas Tablescape
I love this view!

In the kitchen we started by changing the cabinet color using General Finishes Milk Paint. We had it mixed to Sherwin-Williams Intellectual Gray.


We updated the range hood and added a new farmhouse sink.

Gorgeous Quartz countertops complete the look!!

The Quartz backsplash is a focal point. It creates much more interest than a typical tile backsplash. It’s a real show stopper!

Coffee Bar? Yes, please!

Now we’re moving on into the Study which was formerly the Dining Room.

Former Dining Room

My clients very rarely used this Formal Dining Room, so we decided to give it a new purpose.


We created this feature wall using a grid pattern made up with 1 x 4s over the existing Sheetrock.

Former Dining Room

Since the former Dining Room didn’t have a door it was the perfect opportunity to get creative!

A barn door was the perfect solution. We painted it the same Urban Bronze as the feature wall. The long door pull gives it a bit of a modern flavor.

The herringbone wood on the console works perfectly with our rustic modern vibe.

Well, I think I could just move right in? How about you? I’m sure my clients wouldn’t mind. 😂

When I’m working on a new project, I spend so many hours planning and creating a look. I go over every detail in my mind (over and over.) I’m always so excited when the vision in my head becomes a reality. It’s like a dream come to life.

I love sharing these visions with my clients and sharing the finished results with you!

Thank you all so much for following along on this journey with me! I appreciate each and every one of you!

With much love,

Leanna 💕

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