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Since my recent visit to Mallorca, I’m loving Black + White interiors more than ever! Below are some gorgeous ideas on how to mix these two fabulous colors.

via Casa Cook

via Sheela Levy

Black + White tile at Hotel Cort 

via House Seven

via Italian Bark

Some of my favorite black + white items

 

1. Sofa    2. Rug   3. Coffee Table   4. Moroccan Blanket   5. Sconce

6. Pillow

Happy Friday!

~ Shannon

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Being back in Mexico I’m reminded of my long-time affection for the Equipale chair. It’s funky yet comfortable and when the leather fades a bit — looks incredible. Now, with the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles giving it so much attention, as well as places like Venice Beach and other cities along the California Coast, it’s had a rebirth and I’ve never seen it look so good! Below, are some gorgeous ideas on how to use this very cozy & versatile chair.

Ace Hotel Los Angeles

@jmwearing via Instagram

Pinterest

 My Domaine

100 Layer Cake

 Leanne Ford Interiors

Have a wonderful Monday!

~ Shannon

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It’s all about bedrooms today and I’m sharing my three favorites, along with ideas on how to create the same look in your own home.

BEDROOM 1:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

 

BEDROOM 2:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

BEDROOM 3:

1 | 2 | 3 |

All these bedrooms are fantastic! They have a casual elegance, yet still fill luxurious — all while beckoning you to retreat and relax.

Have a great Thursday!

~ Shannon

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One of my favorite ways to add a little beauty and drama to a home is by using large branches. I’ll clip them from pretty much anything and place them in vases, jars or even my favorite piece of pottery. Not only are they fun but they can last much longer than flowers. Below, are some of my favorite examples.

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Some of my favorite branches to use are Magnolia, Olive, Willow & Cherry Blossom. Have a wonderful Thursday!

~ Shannon

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 If you didn’t read my last post, this townhouse is a project my husband and I worked on together. He purchased it and then handed over to me to renovate it. Below, are before and after photos of the bathroom.

The inspiration for the townhouse bath.

Before

I wasn’t able to see the upstairs on our first visit, but once the townhouse was cleared out I was able to shoot these photos of the upstairs bath.

After

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After

If you like before & after photos as much as I do, check out yesterday’s post for before & after photos of the living and kitchen.

Next time, I’ll be sharing before & after photos of my recent Austin exterior project.

~ Shannon

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Out of the 14 years that I’ve been renovating homes, this project could possibly have the most dramatic before and after photos. Though I do love working with my private clients, my husband and I also purchase and renovate homes together. Typically he purchases a property, and then hands it over to me to renovate. This is one of those projects.

Before

I wasn’t sure if I should share these before pictures with you because it’s a bit of a shock. The photo above is the first glimpse my husband and I saw of the townhouse.

Before

Once the townhouse was cleared out, the plan was to knock down most of the wall between the living and the kitchen; then, add new drywall, recessed lighting and flooring. We did discover a small half bath, to the right, after the clean out. Now it is a sweet little powder room.

Checking on the progress with my daughter, Iris.

After

THE KITCHEN

After

I have an affection for rehabbing townhouses because one of the first projects I ever did was a townhouse in San Antonio. We knocked down walls removed flower wallpaper in the kitchen and raised the ceiling to really open up the space. For this townhouse, I knew with only two windows, I wanted it to feel bright & airy.

Before

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After

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After

I love rehabbing houses and sometimes the uglier the better because of the challenge at the beginning and the impact at the end. Next time, more before and after photos of the rest of the townhouse.

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If you love before and after photos as much as I do, I have several projects in the pipeline that are going to have some really fun before and afters.

Below, are two projects I’m currently working on that are almost ready for their “after” shot.

AUSTIN EXTERIOR PROJECT

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This is a wonderful house in the rolling hills of Austin that has been a wonderful project to work on. Above, you can see that we painted the exterior brick and now we are pouring a new walkway and steps, as well as adding some planting beds. I also plan to add a couple other exterior touches that will really transform this exterior.

TOWNHOUSE PROJECT

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This is a townhouse in the San Fernando Valley (Southern California) that needed a complete gut.

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As you can see above, we removed most of the wall on the left to open up the space between the living room and kitchen. We painted the walls one of my favorite colors from Farrow & Ball — Clunch, and now are adding a kitchen from IKEA. I’m hoping to post the before and after photos next week, and many of you will not believe the transformation.

Happy Wednesday!

~ Shannon

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