before and before and after--the little house that could

These are photos of a home built in 1947 ~3 bedrooms + 3 baths with 2300 square feet on a cute little court, when it went on the market for the first time in 2011. It sold for $450,000.

These are photos of the same home staged for our clients to purchase it. Mostly new floors and a kitchen update were added. The purchase price in 2012 was $650,000.

Then we got our hands on it.  We renovated the kitchen, adding a kitchen island, opening it up to the dining room and we also renovated the main bathroom and made minor improvements in the other baths. Our clients have a growing family and needed more room, and put it on the market again in 2018. It recently sold for $1,200,000.

Just a cool little example of how some vision, tile, paint and cabinetry (and some fun staging) can bring a little starter home into the present. Let us know if you need any help turning a house into your dream home.

from vision to reality

I am going to give you these pictures in the before to after sequence so we start with the boring, unfinished room and go to the conceptualization via Pinterest to the amazing watercolor rendering AND then to, (drumroll please)...




It is always presented this way on those shows on HGTV. But we designers want to show you the big work (because it is always BIG work--don't let those shows fool you) because we are so happy with the fruits of our labor. But I am going to live on the edge a bit. So here goes.


The Before:

 the before

the before

Then onto the Pinterest craziness:

The beautiful concept sketch by @janegianarelli

Wilson Living Room.jpg

AND the big reveal! (photo credit @ericzepeda)


Wasn't that FUN?!?!? Let us know if we can help you make some magic happen.