Designer Stephanie Fillbrandt and her team at Marsh & Clark Design transformed a 1913 San Francisco Edwardian for a modern family. Stripped down to its studs, the home was painstakingly re-imagined with custom cabinetry, moldings, stair railings, and fireplace surrounds. While the entire process took over a year to complete, we think you'll agree it was worth the wait! Keep reading to marvel at the bespoke details, the Golden Gate vistas, and the miraculous power of buckets of white paint.
Designer Kyle Schuneman is experiencing some well-deserved media attention at the moment — he appeared in the June issue of Dwell, just released a new book, and also recently made over three apartments in collaboration with HauteLook. Today, we're lucky enough to feature two of the apartments, both of which were tiny, cramped spaces that desperately needed an injection of style.
Keep clicking to see how Kyle transformed the flats into fantastic sanctuaries for their residents. If you love what you see in the apartments, you can also shop the products at HauteLook.
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Sometimes the most impactful renovations are those that you can't even really see. That is the case with this amazing Park Slope, Brooklyn, townhouse that our very own Stylelist fashion editor, Christina Anderson, and her husband, Simon, recently renovated for their young family. This intensive makeover included converting what was once a two-family building into a four-floor home and several much-needed updates to make the space both safe and efficient for the couple and their two children. And it doesn't look too shabby, either, as you'll see in our house tour.
This is one of those rooms that seemed to take forever to finally finish — that is, if I ever really thought any of my rooms were actually finished!
We moved into our new home a few years ago, and I knew one of the first projects I wanted to tackle was my laundry room. Other than a utility sink that was falling apart, the room was empty.
Here's a little corner of the room. Notice the two-toned paint treatment that didn't match the walls.
Here's the corner now . . .
Keep reading for another reveal from this renovation project
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One of our favorite bloggers to follow, Emily A. Clark, has plenty to be happy about. Not only has her family recently welcomed twins (making five little ones all together!), but they've also moved into a beautiful new home in Charlotte, NC. Needless to say, Clark has a full plate, with blogging, her design business, decorating her new home, and being a mom. But somehow she's managed to do some fabulous room makeovers, and we just had to share the before-and-after photos.
For a peek at Clark's new home, click through the slideshow, and make sure to visit Stylelist Home to see other fabulous design projects.
Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors recently shared two bathroom remodels her firm completed in a San Francisco Victorian, and the results are truly impressive. Jennifer told us, "Both spaces were cramped, outdated, and awkward to use. The clients hoped for functional, stylish spaces that reflected a contemporary aesthetic that still fit with the period of the house."
Check out before and after pictures, as well as Jennifer's tips for adding a similar look to your powder room or bathroom when you keep reading.
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In July 2011, my husband and I hired a general contractor and an interior designer to renovate our Summer home in East Hampton, NY. Our plan was to get rid of all of our furniture and fixtures and then completely redecorate every room from floors to windows to walls. We would also gut the outdated kitchen and bathrooms. After several weeks of discussing our design ideas, we handed the key to the contractor and left for our place in San Francisco. Nine months, 1,000 emails, and 50 phone calls later, we came back to our beautifully transformed house.
We were thrilled with the results, even though there were still items on the punch list to be completed. It was amazing to see all the things we had chosen — the furniture, fixtures, paint colors, and rugs — together in a room, rather than in my mind as I had imagined them.
It was also a learning experience to see which of my design choices were practical and which were not. I would say that I absolutely love 95 percent of what we did, but after living with my choices for the past month, there are a few things I would have done differently.
Keep reading to see which mistakes you can avoid before renovating!
Most people don't immediately associate the words "eco home" with modern chicness, but after touring Lisa Ling and Dr. Paul Song's Santa Monica, CA, home, perhaps they'll start to. The home is the first energy-neutral residence in the city of Santa Monica — essentially meaning that the home produces as much energy as it uses. It's also LEED Platinum certified, the highest environmental rating a home can be awarded.
You may recognize Ling for her work as a correspondent on The Oprah Winfrey Show and a contributor to CNN's Planet in Peril, among many other television journalism feature positions. Ling's husband is a radiation oncologist in Los Angeles and president of Cytotech Labs, which does cancer research. CelebStyle editor Melody Nazarian attended an open house at Ling and Song's amazing home and reported back to us on the space. Keep clicking to take the tour and see why eco-chic luxury is all the rage.
Photos and interview courtesy of Melody Nazarian
Six weeks is the blink of an eye when it comes to completing an interior design project, yet that was the time frame allotted for SFA Design when they redesigned a second home for the family of an international ambassador. Founder of SFA Design, Sue Firestone, told us that the quick turnaround was an absolute must. "We had a short time frame to complete the design and installation as the family was going to be visiting the states and needed a place to stay."
The results are nothing short of spectacular, both inside and out. This Hollywood Hills home went from drab to elegant in a short month and a half, thanks to the expertise of SFA Design. Sue Firestone went on to note that the firm had a very specific agenda for the feel of the home. "Since this is a “vacation home” we wanted it to feel serene and calm. The grays and taupes, in their monochromatism are very peaceful but there is an added dash of elegance and glamour in the crystals, mirrors and shimmers."
Keep clicking to hear more about the project and to take a peek at the gorgeous results!