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Before & After: Mismatched Condo is Pulled Together with Handsome Pieces and a Transitional Palette
February 21, 2020 in Before & After | no comments

We have an exciting ‘Before and After’ to reveal on today’s blog. In this project, our design team was commissioned to transform a 3-bedroom condo in downtown Austin into a stylish and livable space for our client and his two young daughters. Here’s a look at the transformation!

Before Main Spaces

The condo felt dark, heavy, and dated. It did not reflect our client’s tastes or the modern downtown scene that surrounds the condo.

The furniture did not feel inviting or welcoming.

Before Girls Bedroom 1

The two girls’ bedrooms are small so the layout had to be efficient to fit a bed and desk in each room. It of course did not look as playful or as youthful as the girls or their dad wanted.

Before Girls Bedroom 2

This bedroom was even smaller. Therefore, we had to get creative on how to incorporate a bed and desk into this narrow room.

After Living Room

Our client favored traditional lines so we brought in handsome pieces with a transitional palette to make the space feel both inviting and timeless. The interiors enhance the enviable high-rise view of the condo, which overlooks Lady Bird Lake.

We incorporated a sleeper sofa with a tailored look into the living room. Reproduction Winterthur side chairs add even more classic seating to the space. They are upholstered in durable and livable Sunbrella fabric.

For the kitchen, we previewed these counterstools earlier this week. The leather swivel stools are covered in a soft cafe leather, which ties in the contemporary look of the kitchen and the handsome new furnishings in the living room.

Just behind the seating area in front of the television, we incorporated a cozy pair of swivel chairs that overlook the beautiful Lady Bird Lake views that surround the condo. A stylish bar cabinet offers even more storage for barware.

Before the space had a dining table that was overpowering the living room. A unique octagon dining table (45″ diameter) in a charcoal grey finish is surrounded by 4 low back dining chairs in a bone colored leather as to not block any of the condo’s views.

As the only main wall in the living space, we wanted to incorporate more art into the space. We selected a series of vintage maps to frame the TV. A vented media chest allows for storage of all of the home’s sound and tech equipment.

The large dining table in the condo was also being used as the homeowner’s office space too. We carved out a nook on the far right of the condo for a much more suitable desk and work area.

After Girls Room 1

In this girl’s room, the color scheme was inspired by her favorite color, teal. As a contrast to teal, we mixed in soft blues, mint and lime green to bring this girl’s room to life. A whimsical chandelier and custom monogrammed bedding all come together to make this girl’s room so much more stylish and inviting.

As we mentioned earlier, it was a priority to include a desk in each of the girl’s rooms. We selected a small matte grey lacquered desk with a gold base. The chair’s seat was recovered in the print used on the pillows. A gallery wall of the family’s trips together is framed above the desk.

After Girls Room 2

In the second girl’s room, she preferred lavender and navy as the color scheme for her new room. We kept with this color scheme for the art and the bedding.

To create the look of a day bed, we installed a shapely king headboard and placed a full bed in front of it. We made a custom bed skirt in a pretty lavender print that matches the euro pillows to make the bedroom look even more tailored.

For her desk, we installed another small scale piece. We had some fun designing a custom lamp, by making the base lavender and the inside of the shade navy blue. The little girl loves dogs so we found a sweet vintage photograph that incorporates all of the colors in her room, plus a fluffy dog. This space is a room that she can definitely enjoy now and later as she gets older.

In the master bedroom, we selected a stately wing bed in a dark grey leather. Narrow nightstands in a light grey painted finish fit perfectly in the space. Dark indigo pillows add a pop of color to the bedscape.

The artwork scene in the reflection of this mirror served as the color inspiration for the space. A traditional walnut chest adds even more storage to the master suite.

This project was a fun challenge for our team! If you have a space or two that feels a little mismatched, let our team help! Start with our design questionnaire or give us a call to get your project started.