Our clients had a lovely new home, but were not happy with the way it looked. They brought their traditional, dark furniture from their home up north and had very light walls and minimal window treatments or art on the walls. The couple is a lot of fun and enjoy entertaining, so we needed to create a design plan that reflected their personality and added some tropical punch to give them a more Floridian decor while still keeping some traditional sensibility.

Dining Area

Before

To the right are the before pictures. We started at the front entry where the formal dining room is located.

After

We turned the dining table 90 degrees to take advantage of the entire space and the nice view out the windows. We moved the chandelier and added another to add a lot more light. Although we don’t normally hang the chandeliers so high, the clients wanted to keep the view unobstructed. We traded out the large china cabinet for a more modern buffet which also allowed us to add some art and wine storage below. The contrasting fabric on the back of the comfortable dining chairs gave us that tropical splash we were looking for.

Family Room

Before

The family room before had comfortable furniture, but not very stylish, and it was limited for entertaining.

After

We added a lot more seating with a large sectional and ottomans tucked under the coffee table for party seating. The natural green paint color, simple valances, and coordinating artwork helped to make the space feel more like a family gathering area.

Master Beadroom

Before

The master bedroom was full of furniture but it was very traditional and the carpeting was not very pet friendly. With several windows and an east view, it was very bright and needed more light control.

After

A sexy new king sized bed became the focal point of the room. The carpeting was replaced with new wood floors and a dynamic grasscloth wallpaper gave the whole space a great texture. New room darkening drapery in a subtle pattern made the room nice and dark for comfortable sleeping.

We added a place to read in a cozy corner and some glamorous details like this mirrored cabinet to make the room feel special, more like a master retreat than just a bedroom.

Patio

Before

The outdoor space had a large covered patio overlooking the pool. Uncomfortable furniture and lack of privacy kept the space for getting much use.

After

The new patio area includes three ceiling fans, outdoor drapery for sun protection and privacy, super comfortable furniture and even a new bar destination out by the pool. We even added a large tv to the space making it a favorite gathering spot year round.

After photographs by Dick Krueger