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 Great Room Update

The family room was in need of an update and so was gutted and everything needed to be rethought. Plus all new decorating was to follow.

The brick Meditteranean style fireplace was refaced with brown stone slabs that coordinated with the kitchen countertops. And wood mantel was added along with flooring to completely modernizing the whole space. 

Which then allowed us to create a modern look with the new decorating, bringing it all together.  

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Modernizing a Formal Dining Room

Classic furnishings and architectural details made this room too formal for today’s casual living. 

Simple furnishings styles were chosen in classic colors of dark woods and white upholstery to marry the modern with the classic elements. Then topped off with a fresh white tablescape with plants accents.     

Formal Entry Needed a Casual Update

This entry had classic wall molding but needed contemporary but casual decorating to update and soften the formality. 

Adding a casual modern rug pattern to the clients demi-lune table and family art piece created a coordinated entry vignette. And then keeping it simple with minimal accents of an Italian glass potted live orchid and handwoven trays. 

Warming Up a White Kitchen

White spaces can feel a little too stark and uninviting left all to themselves.  

Wood tones were a natural touch to warm up this white kitchen. And it tied in the chocolate countertops and outdoor wooded views.

Bringing in the teal accent color from the great room was the finishing touch for adding warmth and personality to bring out the best in this white kitchen. 

Making a New House’s Nook Feel Like Home

Bringing along pieces with personal history can be challenging to work in successfully in a new home.

This nostalgic dining set was transformed with a paint color change to freshen up the table and coordinate it with the light and airy look we’d created in our client’s new home’s renovation.

And we also added in the new color palette in the adjoining great room with an area rug. Plus bringing in the finishing touches of simple organic woven placemats and fresh plants to reflect the garden viewing 

Media/Flex Room Update

The media room had light walls, dated flooring and furnishings and bulky window coverings that made the room feel uninviting.

We added this deep dusty navy wall color to create that movie theater experience. And then added the cognac seating to warm and brighten it up during the day when it was also a place to work out and relax.  A perfect blend of updated style and palette for its multi-uses. 

Flex Room Update
DESIGN DILEMMA The interior decorating had no connection to the exterior garden view.

DESIGN SOLUTION We added potted faux plants in outdoor style pots that made the glass almost disappear from view and the inside and outside feel as one. And the deep wall color with crisp white trim create the effect of a year round framed painting. 
Fireplace Update

The fireplace disappeared into the previously white walls. And it was by the entrance into the room so placing furniture by it was an impossibility. 

By adding a rich wall color, the white fireplace, by contrast, is now a beautiful architectural feature in the room We then added a round leather ottoman on a round shag rug to create a seating area. And one that can be easily moved when this area needs to also be a workout zone.

Media Room Update

The room previously had beige furniture and carpeting and white walls and didn’t have the warmth and color the client wanted 

All that was solved by creating an updated palette of deep muted navy for a movie experience. And warming it up during the day with rich cognac seating and cinnamon wood tones in the flooring. The white trim keeps  it fresh and not overpowering

Kitchen Update

The kitchen was dark, dated & felt closed off from the rest of the main floor.

Open up the walls to create a large, livable great room, kept the the kitchen layout (helps with the budget) but added an island (additional countertop & storage), updated the cabinets, countetop, appliances, lighting & paint colors. Creating a fresh, open, airy, updated feeling kitchen. 

Dining Room

Just moved into a larger home and furnishings now felt too small and to few for their dining space and growing family. 

A beautiful, casual style dining table with several leaves gave them several size options for everyday & entertaining. Upholstered chairs add comfort & the dark color is family friendly. Perfect fit for their new home and lives.

Reading Nook

A picturesque but challenging corner to decorate with all the windows and little wall. 

Swivel recliners give this corner multiple functionalities: From a time for two, to being part of a group in the great room, to swiveling around and relaxing with feet up to just enjoy the view. 

Living Room Update

Spacious great rooms’ lounging area had dated wall colors, few walls for arranging furniture and didn’t feel fully finished.   

Walls went from green to soft neutral, and chairs that worked from all angles & a larger, sculptured focal point coffee table are added, plus side tables, lamps & an area rug to pull it all together.  Feeling furnished and finished down to the accessories.  

Great Room Reno

Unused formal living & dining rooms and a too small family room & kitchen made this home feel cramped with low light, wasted space. Plus the kitchen, paint colors and flooring were dated.

A wall came out & everything came together into a very spacious. light-filled great room. Updated flooring, wall color & color scheme ties it all together. A large island was added & updated  lighting. 

Fireplace Update

A dated, low half-wall, red brick fireplace needed to catch-up with the new Coastal look of the great room. 

A neutral natural stone now reflects the updated sea & sand color scheme. Running the stone facing all the way up the wall makes it the right scale for the great room it now site in. And a rustic, weathered plank mantle finishes it off.     

Powder Room Update

Small, traditional space needed an upgrade and updated style and color scheme. 

A fully tiled wall was the design splash this small space needed to create a real design impact. A new white cabinet & counter with its vessel sink add to the interest. And keeping the cabinet, countertop & sink the same color makes the room feel larger. A fresh, fun, light feeling space

Bathroom Renovations

Little needed, dark attic room was wasted space in a small home. 

Convert it into a much needed upstairs bathroom by installing a larger window, choosing all off-white palette to brighten & enlarge the space, maximize storage with inset open shelving.  An updated classic style full bathroom fits right in with a vintage Bungalow style home.

Living Room Converts to a Home Office

A large, formal living room space didn’t fit the lifestyle needs of this financial professional. 

Convert it into an office where.

Home office furniture, decor & wall colors were selected to convey a professional image, & to maximize functionality.

Now clients can be seen in  a professioanl setting and right off the entry away from the private living areas.

Great Room Conversion

With all the walls gone in this great room conversion the new large empty space needed to be decorated and styled.

A sectional & area rug defined the lounging/TV area, & an area rug sets apart the dining space. The same style table chairs are coordinated at the island. And the mixed white color scheme creates flow throughout the overall space. Everything is arranged  for easy, informal entertaining and everyday living spaces.

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B. Ruzerick
"I worked with Mary… on giving my main floor a “facelift”, and I loved the results… Mary was a dream to work with, listened to all of my thoughts, concerns, and offered expert advice."
S Hayman
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F. Noll
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L. Jacobsen
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S. Stewart
"I have had Mary redo all my rooms in my home throughout the past 15 years, including holiday decorating. She also has assisted with a bathroom remodel. Mary is quick, meets deadlines and is truly a professional in that she has knowledge of all styles, quality and is delightful to work with… I’m still amazed each time she has finished a project."
A. Skoog
"Mary Brown is a true professional and did a fantastic job guiding me through much needed updates to my home. She was able to see which direction I wanted to go and gently but efficiently helped me make the right choices. I’m delighted with the results… and recommend her to anyone who is ready for a change, but might be afraid to take the leap."
C. Hill

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