Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Decor Two Ways

I love a good before and after. I especially love it when it's the work of a designer in their own home, or a home designed by one designer and then redesigned by another. As you all know, I get in the mood to change things often. VERY OFTEN. Sometimes I think I'm crazy, and other times I think it's just part of the creative process. It's difficult to live with the same arrangements, the same things, the same space even if you love it, especially when your mind operates endlessly about different decor. When I don't have a client to live these ideas through, I have to experiment in my own space. 

Indeed, it seems that the home of a designer is really a creative laboratory, and I'm NOT the only one who changes things that are absolutely beautiful and perfect as they are just to get a different look going. 

I've pulled a few of my favorite before and afters by designers (many in their own homes) and hope you enjoy studying the differences, some of them so minor yet so amazing, as I did. Enjoy! 

Kathryn Ireland

Reese Witherspoon

Dan Marty (1)


Dan Marty (2)

Mark D. Sikes (1) 

Mark D. Sikes (2) 

 Martyn Lawrence Bullard (1) 

Martyn Lawrence Bullard (2)

Michelle Niday (1) 

 Michelle Niday (2)

Darryl Carter (1)

Darryl Carter (2)

Mary McDonald (1)

Mary McDonald (2)

Jeffrey Bilhuber (1)

Jeffrey Bilhuber (2)

Martyn Lawrence Bullard (1) 

Martyn Lawrence Bullard (2) 

Martyn Lawrence Bullard (3)

Mark D. Sikes (1) 

Mark D. Sikes (2)

Mary McDonald (1)

Mary McDonald (2)

Windsor Smith (1)

Windsor Smith (2)

Vicente Wolf (1) 

Vicente Wolf (2)

 Amanda Nisbet (1)

Amanda Nisbet (2)

Sheila Bridges (1)

Sheila Bridges (2)

Mark D. Sikes (1)

Mark D. Sikes (2)

Timothy Corrigan (1) 

Timothy Corrigan (2)

Eddie Lee (1)

Eddie Lee (2)

7 comments:

  1. Oh, wow - I really enjoyed this! I am getting ready to close on a new house and do renovations, and I just feel overwhelmed with making the paint choices, etc. The problem is, I like everything, haha! But I especially love the Martyn Bullard living room with white walls and sofas, red curtains and accents, and black furniture, the very first picture (Kathryn Ireland), and the Timothy Corrigan (2) living room - so apparently I lean towards pale walls with bright pops of color... What paint color/brand did you use in your main rooms? I like it :)

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  2. Can i have a do over? These were old old pics taken with an iphone never meant to be used for actual photos.... MN.

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  3. Really enjoyed this post! I learned a lot by studying these photos.

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  4. oooooh this is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loved this!!!!!! really loved it!!! but Martyn Bullard. hmmmm. no.

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  5. What fine detective work, very illuminating. Bravo!

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  6. Love this! Great job!!!......NOW for YOUR updates.................???

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  7. I love them all, but Darryl Carter is SO disciplined in his editing I can't stop staring at his rooms. Now I have to go throw all my stuff away....

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