Room Candy

February 26, 2013

Before...& Happily Ever After

:( Before ... After :)

Who doesn't love a terrific transformation?  I find great inspiration looking at before and after photos. We makeover everything nowadays...people, cars, clothing, whole homes, rooms, or just a piece in a fun to have a "Taa daa!! Look what I did with that." kind of moment.

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We have done so many redesigns over the years...the best ones usually are when we can use what our client has, give it a face lift and most of the time a new place or use in the room. These designs are fast and do not cost much at all. Sometimes fresh eyes on a tired space is all it takes :)  

Here's an old desk used at the entrance of a home salon. Very the leopard on the chair and the detailed table legs.

After the salon look for the desk! Cut to size mirrored top and a bit of black spray paint >>>TaDa!

Vacant Condo Staging

This was a vacant bachelor condo...400sqft! Client and their agent were trying to sell it unfurnished - and not surprisingly getting zero interest. Looks like a box with a wall. Its so to hard to understand layout empty. Blah!

Furnished it gives buyers an idea of what could be... a super comfy little suite. 
This staging was actually done during a power outage...yes, the only light was from the patio window. Yet another missed YouTube opportunity..."Tracey and Stacey:Staging in the Dark" 
Sold quickly though...because it was staged! !!

Love this...Stacey will tell you I'm not a fan of too many crystals and hanging bits (ugh!) But this works for me especially against the blue/grey wall and white crown molding. How easy is that? A can of black KrylonIf in doubt spray paint it out!

Master Suite ReDesign

Before : dated and not so inviting 

 and not the most romantic setting...
The homeowner of this open concept 90s master suite wanted some glam and an updated feel without too much fuss. Also a spot where she and her husband could read or chat and have a glass of wine. They didn't want to do any structural renos so all of the redesign was cosmetic. And this is after...ahhhh.

Beautiful  silk draperies and shades were made to give the room some glam and softness. Add a fresh coat of soft grey paint on the walls , paint out the fireplace , change up the fixtures and Ta room :) A new floor lamp and cabinet hardware was added in after these photos were taken. All super pretty and not a budget breaker!

Share some of your transformations! 
We would love to see! 




  1. You two have the eye! Beautiful, beautiful work, as always.

    1. We have watched and learned from some amazing mentors- some of the best!...thank for that Susan!! happy to have you along and would love to have you here anytime as a guest writer:)