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Interior Design — Classic To Contemporary Makeover

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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. See the sources for the items in this video: https://houseandhome.com/video/modern-makeover-classic-to-contemporary/ ---------- MORE DESIGN INSPIRATION Subscribe to H&H's YouTube Channel https://goo.gl/IZae51 H&H videos, product sources and more http://houseandhome.com/tv Beautiful photo galleries https://houseandhome.com/galleries/ ---------- CONNECT WITH HOUSE & HOME! Facebook https://facebook.com/houseandhomemaga... Instagram https://instagram.com/houseandhomemag/ Snapchat https://snapchat.com/add/houseandhomemag Pinterest https://pinterest.com/houseandhome/ Twitter https://twitter.com/HouseandHome
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The Wolf (5 days ago)
Now that we are entering the 20's...we are entering the 1920's (30's 40"s) modern interior design.
Michelle Ocon (10 days ago)
Is there anyone here know the KEN WHITE INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION COMPANY? I want to know if that company is legit or scammer because he offered me a job but asking me a money. Please reply Thank you
Lorraine Wise (1 month ago)
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.
Lorraine Wise (1 month ago)
@GEORGE A make that faded grey textured and it would be even more luxurious. Sounds lovely the way you see it. ☺
GEORGE A (1 month ago)
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.
David E Johnson (2 months ago)
Now this is my style!
KALDOUT WNZ (2 months ago)
Beautiful. Whether modern contemporary or farmhouse, WHITE works . White works in large or small spaces with pops of color. Contemp/mod not my preference, but these spaces are Stunning.
Beautifully African (3 months ago)
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
Igaluit (3 months ago)
From one extreme to another. No mirrors at the end of entrance halls. So typical, destroying the borders between eating area and living room.
thefilthelement (3 months ago)
White on white on white on white
Alexandra Almanzar (4 months ago)
Ya wak.
Beast gaming (4 months ago)
So... beautiful
MYSONGZZ1 (4 months ago)
I loveee what you guys did to this place, you guys rock !!!
Rochelle Santos (4 months ago)
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.
lynnae gink (4 months ago)
I'm so glad that they were so complimentary if the previous decorator of the home, because the old darker look was very much in style 15 to 20 years ago.
Nostalgia For Infinity (4 months ago)
I can't stand contemporary style. It feels so sterile and lifeless. It reminds me of the houses in The Clockwork Orange, and not in a good way.
Marques Rubi (4 months ago)
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.
bellabana (2 months ago)
No it’s called modern, light & airy!
cynthia Smith (4 months ago)
Richard Kennedy (5 months ago)
I bet they'll go back to classic. This modern shit gets old fast.
DMNx99 (5 months ago)
Does anyone know who the art at 1:12 is by?
Catalina Soprano (5 months ago)
I love everything except the lights above the island
Summer Time (5 months ago)
Sooooooo Beautiful - Love IT!
Candis Carnegie (5 months ago)
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.
Temeka 42 (6 months ago)
That lady on the right has the most annoying voice!!
skaterboy3718 (7 months ago)
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.
Maggie XD (8 months ago)
I mean I'd love for my house to be mostly white but cleaning it would be a nightmare
Pasesi Interiors (8 months ago)
It definitely lit up the space more
a33a33 3333 (8 months ago)
beautiful transformation!!
Nassima Metchat (8 months ago)
I love this style well done ladies
Doosha777 (8 months ago)
I'm just in love. You did an amazing work. I love all white houses, looks so much bigger, cleaner and brighter.
Wifi_Anakin (8 months ago)
if only it was less talking and more of the house itself.
Kenny Ng (9 months ago)
Everything is white,my 3 year old cat can come up with this Color
eraa mmagnet (10 months ago)
presto8520 (11 months ago)
Amazing Job!!!! Stunning
Wakili Njogu (11 months ago)
Miriam Humbser (1 year ago)
great job!!!!!
Hidser De Jong (1 year ago)
Looks cheap.. if you do classic do it right!
exas4791 (1 year ago)
I clicked on the URL provided above, but I can’t find sources of the furniture.
Alt Fit (1 year ago)
From style and grace to modern soullessness.
KALDOUT WNZ (2 months ago)
Alt Fit ???? You mean soul- less -ness, as in NO Soul ? Or was that just a an oversight or typo ?
Gabriela Castellanos (1 year ago)
Estela Santana P. (1 year ago)
Love the lighting on the kitchen isle!! where can i buy it?
Jess jms (1 year ago)
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.
Jess jms (1 year ago)
persianelle (1 year ago)
Basically just paint your whole house white.
persianelle (1 year ago)
Too many mirrors, definitely would feel uncomfortable
Political Twinkie (1 year ago)
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.
Grace Madejski (4 months ago)
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.
Helenaville (4 months ago)
Agree. If anything the decor's colour palate should take the lead from the owner's art.
Oana Campean (1 year ago)
white is outdated:)
LabelsOrLove (1 year ago)
This is my dream interior 😍😍😍😍
jennifer jones (1 year ago)
Crisp, clean, stylish and i love it.
Bobo S (1 year ago)
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.
Miruska Zekovic (1 year ago)
Beautiful!!! woow....
Justin (1 year ago)
Thank you for not painting the office's wood paneling.
June Keke (1 year ago)
That office is everything. Although the intention was to keep it masculine I found it to be very pleasing for both sides :)
Hermie Atienza (1 year ago)
Going to a white walls can be too scary but you did a wonderful job for making it fantastic and glamorous! Great job!
kim jung un (1 year ago)
Next video - It was white floor White Walls so we changed it to beige.
Naoual A. (1 year ago)
I love this 😍
calmingspirit1 (1 year ago)
OMG! I can't handle all the vocal thinning. I didn't get to the end.
Nostalgia For Infinity (4 months ago)
Yup. Listening to vocal fry gives me ear cancer. What an obnoxious trend.
Wendy P (1 year ago)
I love the results. So gorgeous and glamorous!
Ms Ita (1 year ago)
I've died! Died and gone to heaven!!
The kitchen is nice but I hate the all white walls (reminds me of a hospital) - a little bit of color like gray or cream would have been nicer.
D Ishappywithlife (1 year ago)
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.
Candis Carnegie (5 months ago)
you should've included the link for the cool blue/grey kitchen. it's a house & home video so it's not rude to post it on this thread.
Limitation (1 year ago)
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.
Missy Elle (1 year ago)
Really enjoyed the look of this home, absolutely stunning.
Tiffers J (1 year ago)
Absolutely beautiful!!!!!
Linda Polk (1 year ago)
love it.
Jess A (1 year ago)
I really want to know where they got furniture from. Where do I find out?
House & Home (1 year ago)
You can contact them directly: http://www.thedesignco.ca/
Lisa (1 year ago)
Would like to know what their go-to White paint is.
Sheilawyer (1 year ago)
Thank you for not painting the office woodwork 🙏🏾💞
Arthur Morgan (1 year ago)
It looked better befor
FULL MOON (1 year ago)
Well done! Love it!!
Michelle Hanson (1 year ago)
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 like classic ,I like a mix of design !
Serge P (1 year ago)
Beautiful. Amazing job. ❤️
Diana Darling (1 year ago)
This gave me some great ideas for my newly painted all white house! Beautiful!
home design (1 year ago)
marifroggy (1 year ago)
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.
MusicaErika (1 year ago)
I absolutely love it
Deborah Soulier (1 year ago)
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!
J.J. (1 year ago)
Went from dark and classic to white and classic. It’s pretty. But not contemporary. White does not mean contemporary.
Azza Al Wahaibi (1 year ago)
House goals
DeShawn Hatcher (1 year ago)
Shoaib A (1 year ago)
Woo hoo, I'm doing my house white too, some great ideas here !
emarmarchi (1 year ago)
Love the painting above sofa. Who is the artist?
Jacqueline D. (1 year ago)
I clicked on the link you gave for the items, but it's a link to this same video and doesn't provide any info on where to purchase any items. :(
AnaPap (1 year ago)
Love that you kept the office wood as is.  Overall, love everything.  I do find most guests don't feel comfortable having a huge mirror in the dinning room.
Emeline Emeline (1 year ago)
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
Anne N (1 year ago)
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.
KALDOUT WNZ (2 months ago)
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.
Faith Joy (1 year ago)
Hello designers , love this temporary style with traditional touches. Do you example for activity room where we have to combine the elliptical and office table ? Thank you
Sincerely Eccentric (1 year ago)
So you went from beige to everything white? Such creativity 😑
AnaPap (1 year ago)
LOL. I agree. The home has beautiful bone; it'd be hard to make it look ugly.  But the all white is so boring (and I love white)!  I prefer designers who do stuff that I'd never think to do.
oltedders (1 year ago)
Sincerelyy Eccentric Did you think putting 20 shades of gray would have been more creative?
Ginger Smith (1 year ago)
prim0011able (1 year ago)
Sincerelyy Eccentric lol
Dru Maynus (1 year ago)
The comment they made, "we like white (giggle)" I was thinking yeah i bet you do and we can tell smh
lucky48 (1 year ago)
Overall it is a nice home, but having seen so many houses of the kind it's a bit boring....
bellabana (2 months ago)
Yet I’m done with American over stuffed rooms with furniture that is costume in style like faux jewelry & much prefer modern architecture with clean lines & stylish European furniture pieces!
D Ishappywithlife (1 year ago)
lucky48 it's so boring to see this style every where.... so done with it!!!!
Sangita Das (1 year ago)
so sweet
Sangita Das (1 year ago)
so sweet
Mrs Schallehn (1 year ago)
Beige floors, beige walls...then we painted everything white! 🤔
bellabana (2 months ago)
Mrs Schallehn white is classic so doesn’t date & it also allows you to add as much colour as you like with paintings, cushions & rugs. Whereas coloured walls do especially dark colours & boring beige!
TheLance3185 (1 year ago)
Mrs Schallehn. Wheeeee!
Mrs Schallehn (1 year ago)
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.
Ms Rana (1 year ago)
Mrs Schallehn So? It’s looks classy and beautiful.
Assia Zid (1 year ago)
Always the same test same decoration same colors !!bowring
dick large (1 year ago)
Fake news
Linda Dupuis (1 year ago)
Please would you post wall colors mentioned; white and grey white. Thx.
Maximino Morelos (1 year ago)
I hate to see how people use orchids as decoration plants and don't have any respect for the beautiful plants that just left them die because of not watering
Bae Wess (1 year ago)
No way I will not trust a decorator who only knows one color : white. Sterile, Stark, Boring
Leidanber (1 year ago)
matt I. (1 year ago)
Love it
Josh Rich (1 year ago)
Very “Devil Wears Prada.” I like the white
MO Madness (1 year ago)
Extremely nice!

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