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Before & After

We all wish for that dream home – a fresh kitchen for entertaining, a sleek home office or a calming spa-like bathroom. Well, these stunning interior and exterior makeovers will give you the inspiration to get that home renovation completed from start to finish.

Home redesign

Design by Dianne Davant ASID, Dianne Davant and Associates

The challenge: The project involved redefining the space to suit the client’s lifestyle within the allotted time frame. Davant transformed the dining room into a new casual living room.

The transformation: Davant designed the window treatments to frame the windows so that they didn’t block the view. She also changed finishes throughout the room, giving the space a completely different feel. She also incorporated the client’s antiques to give the new design interesting elements.

Living Room/ Family Room

Design by Jennifer DeMeo, Jennifer DeMeo Interiors

The challenge: With new construction, the possibilities are endless. DeMeo’s client wanted extraordinary detail within the furniture and moldings while keeping a simple neutral color palette to accentuate the river view.

The transformation: In keeping with the color palette concept, the cabinets provide the pop of color while the rest of the room is relaxed. The draperies add softness while framing the fabulous water view. The end result is a room that welcomes you with shoes-off livability.

Living Room/ Family Room

Design by Jennifer DeMeo, Jennifer DeMeo Interiors

The challenge: The spaces felt dark and the rooms were closed off from one another. The clients wanted an open concept that allowed more natural light to flow throughout the spaces. They also wanted to keep a neutral palette that allowed their art collection to shine.

The transformation: The apartment was gutted and redesigned with light as the concept. By opening up the wall between the living and dining room, one window became three. Track lighting was placed in a way that the art could be ever revolving as new pieces are added.

KITCHEN

Design by Carl McCaughey, Dave Morelli and Joey Gribben, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

The challenge: The clients envisioned a modern kitchen. The original kitchen layout felt very restrictive, so the designers needed to remove the walls and the existing peninsula to create an open concept with a spacious feel.

The transformation: The owners enjoy cooking and entertaining, so the addition of the island, the large cook surface, the double oven and a wine cooler fulfilled their entertaining lifestyle needs. It also created a more inviting feel for both the owners and their guests. The cabinetry, granite countertops and the understated but elegant porcelain flooring completed the look. The window was reduced in size and relocated so that it would be centered above the sink to achieve visual balance.

KITCHEN

Design by Kerry Allabastro, Allabastro Designs

The challenge: The clients wanted an open plan that connected the living space with the dining room. They asked Allabastro to keep in mind that they wanted a “cook’s kitchen.” The clients love to cook and entertain.

The transformation: To meet the owner’s requests, Allabastro kept the kitchen traditional with a touch of contemporary details added in the tile designs. The final design came together beautifully, she says. The team of professionals, along with a great vision made the project seamless in all aspects.

Bedroom

Design by Dianne Davant ASID, Dianne Davant and Associates

The challenge: The client want to redesign the space to showcase personal style, and the gorgeous view.

The transformation: Davant re-transformed the vanity area, which was once blocked by cabinetry, so that it looks out over the view. She used soft hues throughout the bedroom to complement the water and the sky. Like in the living room, Davant incorporated the client’s antiques into the design to add interest to the bedroom.

Bedroom

Design by Kimberly Perron Home & Design

The challenge: The small bedroom has three doors and a very large window making furniture placement difficult. The client also told Perron that she loves color but didn’t want to overwhelm the small space.

The transformation: Perron painted a small block of color above the bed to draw the eye up and make the room look taller. Perron also used coral to add warm color to the room, and paired it with bold patterns and rattan texture to create a tropical look.

BATHROOM

Design by Francesca Morgan, Francesca Morgan Interiors

The challenge: The client wanted the style of the room to be consistent with the rest of the traditional décor throughout the home. The owners preferred a quiet color palette. Morgan’s goal was to use updated materials that would enhance the space without making it appear too modern or trendy.

The transformation: Morgan updated the bathroom by adding glass on the countertop, mixing in a silver metal frame and adding transitional wallpaper with a soft neutral organic feel. The traditional home at Mariner Sands Country Club was updated by complementing the existing space with light and natural touches.

BATHROOM

Design By Kerry Allabastro, Allabastro Designs

The challenge: The client wanted a classic, traditional spacious bathroom with a fresh, updated contemporary design.

The transformation: Allabastro created the design by using the stand-alone traditional bath tub, and adding blue cabinetry with a pewter wash and quartzite countertops. She finished the bathroom with the onyx-green-and-white-onyx tile floor. Overall, the look blended both classic and contemporary design.

OFFICE/STUDIO

Design by Kimberly Perron Home & Design

The challenge: The space had a gorgeous waterfront view, but was chopped up into cubicles and had no storage or meeting area.

The transformation: Perron gutted the space and installed new flooring along with a closet and cabinetry for storage and display. The center of the space became the working and meeting area for clients highlighted with pretty chandeliers. The color scheme complements the view and embraces the outdoors. Perron also added a large office overlooking the river, which provided inspiration for the design work.

OFFICE/STUDIO

Design by Kimberly Perron Home & Design

The challenge: The client had a small home office that needed to serve many purposes. The large, dark furniture made the space feel cramped and uninspiring.

The transformation: The client loved her beachfront home and wanted a few coastal accents mixed with a more contemporary style. Perron removed the heavy furniture and replaced it with built-in bookcases and smaller pieces that provided plenty of storage and working space. Perron used large ceramic shell sculptures surrounded with natural grass cloth to create beach-inspired artwork. A large, comfy chair in the office makes for a great place to read or relax.

POOL/LANDSCAPE

Installed by Apex Pavers & Pools

Designed by Tony Grimaldi, Tony Grimaldi Landscape Architecture

The challenge: The client wanted the driveway to have a “Palm Beach” look to complement the house.

The transformation: Apex installed turf by Synthetic Turf International, and installed 24-inch by 24-inch travertine pavers, mud-set over a concrete slab. Apex says the most difficult portion of the job was the layout, assuring that all of the spacing was correct, to allow for the turf to be installed.

POOL/LANDSCAPE

Design by Jane Krebs, RLA and Paul Goulas, RLA, Lucido and Associates

The challenge: The owners did not use the pool and they wanted more area for outdoor use and entertaining for the waterfront property. The pool deck was an extension of the interior family and entertainment area of the home. The owners decided to remove the pool and a large portion of the deck, and asked Lucido to create a multi-use courtyard garden. The owners wanted a natural water feature, a fire pit area and open lawn that could be covered with a party tent for large events.

The transformation: The designers transformed the pool and deck area that was underused into a beautiful, private courtyard garden that offers a fire pit to gather around on cool nights with the soothing sound of a mountain stream. The new garden space provides multiple uses for the owners to enjoy privately and with their children and grandchildren. It also provides a great space for larger family events, entertaining friends and hosting large parties and fundraisers.