Red kitchen cabinets
architecture interior design

A design transformation

Built in 2003, this Lake Keowee vacation home needed an update to appeal to my clients more modern aesthetic.  A major two year renovation ensued and these are some of the preliminary results.

The original French country kitchen included a rustic brick floor

Kitchen before photo

Red cabinetry, a spectacular granite island and contemporary lighting set the tone for the main living area of the house.

Red kitchen cabinets

A pleasant sun room and breakfast space were added by enclosing the porch from the kitchen.

Lake Keowee vacation home renovation

Sun Room

Knotty pine paneling kept the dining room in perpetual gloom

Dining Room before photo

An airy modern quality was achieved by removing the paneling and painting the walls a light linen color.  Tailored Swaim dining arm chairs replaced the bulky country French chairs.

Dining after photos

Heavy red upholstery along with the pine paneling made the spacious living area appear cramped

Living room before photo

A pair of button tufted Kravet sofas offer plenty of seating with out feeling obtrusive.

Living after photo

Hoping to have the project wrapped up by the end of the year.   Stay tuned for complete finished photos.

Mr. H says: Never forget that marriages are a compromise and so are renovations-Enjoy!

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