A traditional family home is brought into the 21st century by designers Ashley Tracey and Laura McLellan of The Design Co. See how they transformed the dated home into a contemporary space with a white palette.
Ashley and Laura used paint and oversized mirrors to make the rooms feel larger and brighter. In the living room, expansive windows allow natural light to fill the space. A baby grand piano gives the room a point of focus and bright artwork adds color. In the dining room, soft grey walls let the contemporary dining table and chairs steal the show, while a large oversized mirror expands the space. Wood walls in the office are a handsome contrast to the rest of the home. Ashley and Laura knocked down a dividing wall to create a modern open-concept kitchen that flows into the cozy family room.
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Everyone complaining about it being too white need to remember who they client is. Is it your house? No, okay. So your preferences are subjective and not the law. 😀
All white isn't for me either, but as long as the designers nailed the brief and the client is happy - it's a job well done. I can appreciate that.
Amen Sister! I absolutely agree with you. The Ladies did an exceptional job! If it would be my home, the walls would be a fainted gray, not dark enough to feel claustrophobic, but nice gray that sunlight will cascade and make the space more open and welcoming.
White is definitely luxurious, but so much becomes monotone, admittedly it does open up the space. I would've loved for the kitchen to be more balanced with touches of colour here and there. Just my opinion though. Also, i'm not keen on the lamps in front of the art piece in the dining room. It makes it look like the art piece was adding solely for aesthetic purposes only which defeats the whole purpose of it. There are some who like art and would've like to observe it
Another ridiculous kitchen. That marble on the island is totally unusable, it will look terrible if it ever gets wet. Most interior decorators should get sued for malpractice for the kitchens they design.
I wish they would have used a softer white of warmer tones and paired with a neutral color palette; it would have made the wainscoting pop. The shade of white they chose to use feels clinical and cold.
Psychotic people must've lived in this home. IDK how the current homeowners could see any potential. Everything was so dark and closed off. The designers did a great job! Altho, I am not a fan of the lamps in the dinning room covering up the painting on the wall and touching the painting. It's weird.
There is the console or table with a painting and two lamps which is disturbing because the painting is too big so the two lamps done symetrically cover the art. I also think the office doesn't quite work witht he white; it was well integrated. The integrated kitchen and living/family room was very nice. I am not sure I liked the white chairs or stool - foudn them a bit stark. The light over the island does work - almost a mid century modern inspired Sputnik relative. the place does look a lot brighter; but that office to me was not a winner.
I love that I love having a neutral canvas of a house like that and then you can literally change the artwork and colour scheme of accessories as you get bored. For example you could change the greens to pinks. Love the way it all flows together very pleasing. Love the huge kitchen island. Everything is to scale properly.
I can't embrace this idea of someone, anyone, selecting art for a home when art should have an emotional connection with the owner. Art must speak for itself and not ...picked out... to match the décor.
Political Twinkie It would be great if art was both personal and fit the color scheme. I love Van Gogh and chose my favorite painting to go with my bedroom, it’s so comforting looking at it from my bed.
Everything is beautiful, my only question is why do all interior designers use the Tom Ford book in all their designs, just not original! Why not use books that a person would find interesting to pick up and thumb through.
I hope you designers know this contemporary trend is comparable to 1980's pastel. The trend may hold for another few years until folks become bored of the stark white rooms, and you know they will.I actually saw one designer on House & Home and he said the "all white kitchens" are becoming "the same" Hum drum style, and in his kitchen he did a really cool blue/grey to do something different. The one thing that is good about contemporary, you can switch out the beige boring pillows and add really nice accent pieces that bring lots of colour. I've also been watching some up-and-coming designers. I love designers who really think outside the box, and outside of the current trends. Unfortunately I see the style so much that it doesn't surprise me.
D Ishappywithlife well to be fair, contemporary by definition is what's in style today. the modern and more 1980s look is what the ppl want and when if falls out of style the next big thing will also be contemporary. this is almost definitely my style because I like the modern look though I agree with there being enough white. I'd love that blue/grey kitchen you mentioned. who knows maybe this year or the next the more traditional styles might circle back around lol.
Love the kitchen and how it connected the living room together and increased the home's flow and light. I don't understand all of these negative comments since I feel like the designers did a fantastic job!
I do like the white walls but the overall design is too sterile. The white cabinets on the white walls and white counter-top are horrific. I wish that the cabinets were darker to contrast with the white. Also, have more color on furniture and a few rustic pieces to add interest.
The overall vibe has a hospital feel.
Congrats on a great transformation! I think the most important point is whether the clients love it since they are the ones living in it. As a designer myself, from the design brief to the final reveal, there is collaboration in between with the client, through mood boards, conversation, tear sheets or digital images so they do know what the end result will be. Based on these wonderful designers comments their clients were very pleased with the final result!
Love everything but the living room sofa. They really should have taken that area up a notch since the breakfast area had those lovely black chairs as an accent - Either way, gorgeous home! These ladies did a very good job
I like the remodel, except 2 points. The art in the dining room had 2 huge lamps obstructing the enjoyment of the painting, art lovers want to experience the art. Also, not everyone wants so many mirrors. In my experience, it can make guests uncomfortable to have a direct, stark view of themselves (surprise, your lipstick is smeared, or your pants are wicked wrinkled!). I want my guests to feel comfortable, not concerned about their appearance. A smoky mirror is kinder, more gentle - if needed in public spaces. Great art provides a conversation, a mirror invites self critique.
Anne N. Good observation, f rom the viewers vantage point , the lamps do appear to obstruct the Artwork. You're good Anne. The idea of huge mirrors is a point well taken. I only have mirrors in bathrooms.
Ms Rana, didn't say it wasn't those things. They had to point out that everything was beige like it was boring and then they turn around and paint it white. I would just like to see some color in the majority of these videos.
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