9 notable makeovers
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With spring just around the corner, we are all hungry for ideas on how to refresh our winter-weary homes and gardens. So we tapped some local talent for their favorite one-room “before” and “after” stories to serve up a generous helping of design inspiration. Who doesn’t love seeing those dated “befores” transformed into stylish “afters”? Take this as your personal invitation to our exclusive “after” party and read through this gallery of makeovers. Whether you are considering fine-tuning a space with pops of color, tackling a major kitchen renovation, banishing bold florals or greening your landscape, you’ll find useful tips and ideas here for all of your home projects. Additionally, we’ve included insights on the challenges and inspirations that went into these rooms directly from the creative folks behind them.
Carey Karlan, Last Detail Interior Design
“This was the first room for a new client who was starting completely fresh. Good news: Anything was possible. Bad news: Anything was possible! The clients had not yet established a firm design style for this new home, so where to begin? We solved this by creating a highly textured but neutral backdrop: slightly reflective grasscloth, silvered linen ottomans, nubby chenille on the sofas, strong graphic consoles in the alcoves and a deeply patterned wool carpet all in tones of brown, gray and silver. I love the versatility of this rich neutral shell. The pop of purple is delightful, but the room could be transformed on a whim by simply changing out the pillows to orange or chocolate.”