BEFORE and AFTER – Powder Room Facelift

Lifting on a budget!!

….. by changing color and few accessories …. We used lavender color on the walls from Benjamin Moore, trim and doors (originally black) painted in white, and new white baseboards. Proportional sized mirror and poster enlarge the room. Small étagère keeps necessary supplies in one place, while not taking away needed space. Don’t forget greenery…



And here how it looked before….

Are you planning any space lifting this spring??

— Anna



The shade of purple — Ultra Violet is the Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018!

It’s rich, long associated with royalty, it’s—supposedly—the future! …. Love it!

How we use it… Oh…Are we ahead of time ?? …Love it more….






Let’s check these before and after pictures of our recent project done for a young, loving family….

Their must-haves list included an airy, spacious and well-lit floor plan, with lots of storage. So, here we go:  

We removed walls to open up the small rooms, to create a feeling of space. This also provided plenty of natural light, and allowed everyone to be together.

The old kitchen has now been replaced with a custom homework area. Kitchen Island has created plenty of storage as well as counter space and allowed views through the entire space.

The light gray cabinets and a white, hand-made subway tile backsplash has helped bounce around the natural light, keeping the space bright.  Pendant lights now hang over the Island, together with recessed lighting, adding more light to the updated room.

You can see here how I also added more storage by creating these wall-cabinets that look like architectural wall paneling in the dining room.   We kept the original dining table and chairs that are juxtaposed against a contemporary chandelier, but within the context of the greater space, they all fit together flawlessly.

Having a space where everyone can work, relax, and play was an important factor in the design plans. We kept a gray and blue color tone throughout the space. A blue accent wall is very welcoming at the entry, and follows throughout the high chairs, window treatment and rug in the other areas. A punch of color provides the perfect jolt of contrast…

What do you think? Do you plan any renovation soon?





It is true that the lines between kitchen and dining room began to blur and design evolves towards the ‘open concept’ kitchen so popular today. Many homeowners repurpose their dining rooms into more frequently used home offices and media rooms.

But not everyone! This young, modern family… who entertain often with small or bigger dinner parties gathered around great food, wine and games is finding out that nothing compares with having a designated spot for those special occasions.

In addition, the family with traditions, and lots of collections and vintage items wants to use and display the items that remind them of their grandparents…

So, we combined vintage with new furniture and accessories for the best of both worlds! An antique credenza will not only display memorable but also will be a good storage for dishes.

A collection of wedding pictures of few generations! creates an impressive gallery that is a starting point of conversation…  It’s a subtle touch that means so much!

What do you think? Could you live without your dining room? Or do you think that eating in a dining room is a tradition worth keeping?