An Amazing Transformation

As you may or may not know, my next book is about renovating and creating a “forever home”. A lot of our projects are full top to bottom creations – both new construction and gut renovations – but some are smaller, touching a few rooms at a time. This house started with the lounge space we designed, and the second phase centered around the laundry room, powder room and primary bath. These are some of my favorite before and after shots (the primary shower!!!) and I am excited to finally share some peeks at our more recent work (writing a book makes me play a lot of our newer jobs close to the vest!)

Here was the powder room before….


TA-DA! I mean, what a difference a little millwork and wallpaper can make! And tile. And a new vanity. 🙂 But we kept everything in the same location so no moving of plumbing or anything complicated like that. The tile is ceramic and the beadboard is wipeable, making this room both beautiful AND super durable as kids use this bathroom often, as well as guests.


This wallpaper is just so fun, I have wanted to use it forever!

Next is the laundry room – this space also needed to serve as a mudroom so we redesigned it to accomplish both in one elegant but compact space.

WHAT. A. DIFFERENCE! We replaced the flooring with faux brick tiles and added two built ins to maximize vertical storage and help with organization.

A little cubby area to hold coats, bags, shoes, etc is now on the right side of the room.

We turned a plastic utility sink into a pretty little farmhouse version and made this space a much lovelier spot to do laundry!

Upstairs, the primary bath was… antiquated. I mean, I’ve never seen a pink shower like this before!


And after…. I can’t believe this is the same room. It’s now a classic, timeless space that feels restful and rejuvenating.

Bye pink shower! I think this one is a massive improvement. 🙂 Simple Carrara tiles, pretty brass fixtures and an elegant stone bench within the frameless shower enclosure are all choices that will not get dated over time. Always a smart move when investing in bathrooms.

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  • Images by Jessica Delaney Photography

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