Wednesday, June 3, 2009

An Attic Inspiration Filled with Color & A Dine in Kitchen

This is an attic that Samantha Pynn of Pure Design made
over. It's one of the brightest and fun attics I've ever seen.
The family living in the home already had a very bohemian
and eclectic style with bright pops of color all over the house.
They wanted the same for their attic. Samantha really turned
the space around into a wonderful play space for the kids and
a wonderful family space to hang out in.

Here's the before photo. A far cry
from the finished room isn't it?

I would not have imagined such a fun and colorful space for
the end result. From the lime green sofa to the gorgeous
vintage bergere chair in the corner that was recovered.

A new sitting area and storage built out
for the kids in the oddly shaped space
under the window really was the perfect

The family already had bright pieces of
artwork that fit right in. Isn't the round
coffee table cute? I love the texture of
the flooring.

All of the doors from the attic to an outside
deck were replaced. The result is an absolutely
wonderful infusion of light.

Project #2 in this post is a kitchen makeover that Samantha
Pynn did also on HGTV. Here's the before photo of a very
plain and not so inspiring kitchen.

This was a wonderful budget makeover.
The cabinets were kept and instead the
top and bottom cabinets repainted in
contrasting black and white.

The ceiling was painted for depth with
recessed lighting installed. I'm a huge
fan of recessed lighting. People often
forget what a huge impact lighting has
in a room.

Bright pillows on the bench really help
brighten up the space as a whole.

The built in shelving and wood panels really give the room
some architectural detail in an otherwise plain room. The
paneling helps balances out the cabinets on the opposite wall.
Bright blue draperies replace the plain white sheers to infuse
the room with some much needed energy.

Hope these make-overs have given you some inspiration for
your own rooms! Are any of you planning any projects this
summer to perhaps revamp a room or space?

Photos from HGTV Canada


Struggler said...

That attic is just wonderful, I absolutely love it and it makes a nice change to see someone working with white walls. The lime and turquoise are great but anchoring them with the darker blue is perfect. Beautiful room!

katiedid said...

Nice makeovers! Just goes to show what you can do with a little color and paint.

my favorite and my best said...

wow! impressive. i will have to watch this show. it must be the only one on HGTV worth watching.

rey said...

ahhhh... i've always wanted a day bed like the one in the first few pictures... by the window, with tons of colorful pillows. one day...

Kara @ KSS said...

Wow those makeovers are great. Very inspiring.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

This makeover was beautiful. I love the colours, the built-in bench. Nothing I wouldn't want to incorporate in my home. Lovely!

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

LOVE the attic!!! I've never seen an attic with so much light - really great bright colors, too :)

Tempurpedic said...

great photos.