21 Aug DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART I
“It’s not the beauty of a building you should look at, it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” – David Allan Coe
BEFORE | LIVING ROOM
Nothing brings a greater satisfaction than a happy client at the end of a project. Well, almost anything…it’s even better when you are called in for repeat business! After completing a floor to ceiling overhaul and makeover of the upstairs unit, we got a call that a tenant was moving out and it was time to transform the downstairs of this 1920’s duplex in the heart of Hancock Park. The framework of this massive apartment was nothing to wag a finger at. The “shell” was in good shape, and was begging to be updated without losing it’s quaint and vintage charm. The results were tremendous…
AFTER | LIVING ROOM
Ebony and Ivory, go together in perfect harmony! Fresh white paint brightened this room and let the sun shine in loud and clear. The blonde wood floors were very old and in long miss matched strips. The entire home was sanded down and stained in espresso making them dramatic and timeless. Everyone will be swinging from these rafters now that they are a dramatic architectural feature instead of an ochre after thought.
A vintage chandelier restored to its original crystal glory takes the center stage.
We plotzed when we found these vintage sconces on a different hunt as they match the chandelier serendipitously.
BEFORE | HALLWAY
Bye Bye Boring Beige….
AFTER | HALLWAY
Helloooooo wonderful white! When you are going to go for it, you go for it and do every nook and cranny.
BEFORE | DINING ROOM
Can we say ’80’s storage solution! These took up unnecessary space as this apartment has closets in every room and inside the endless hallway. It was time to make room for a fabulous table and sideboard made for dinner parties and holiday gatherings.
AFTER | DINING ROOM
Another fab find, a rectangular capiz chandelier was just the right shape and just enough drama for this pristine canvas waiting to be filled with furniture.
BEFORE | BREAKFAST NOOK
Did we mention this place isn’t short on storage?! A breakfast nook connecting the dining room to the kitchen was a hot mess in 3 shades of brown and a grey buffet area.
AFTER | BREAKFAST NOOK
Can I get an Amen? Hallelujah, I’ve seen the light! We were able to salvage the cabinet doors and made them look brand new in white paint and mod chrome hardware from OSH. The grey stone back splash becomes clean and sleek with subway tile from Home Depot , reflecting off the new black buffet top. Milk glass cake plates and apothecary jars are screaming to move in here. So were we once we finished this job. Stay tuned for Part Deux next week!