Keeping Room Project: Before & After

11.22.2010

While I love every minute of being a stay-at-home mom--- it's been fun to have a project or two to work on in my free time. I enjoy it and it keeps me feeling creative and inspired. This project is one that I did for one of my dear friends from college.  This is their keeping room/kitchen- the place in their house where they spend the most time as a family of four. We had so much fun working together and I am so glad she is pleased with the outcome! Katey was such a great sport! She was able to get some new things for the space... but she was also great about doing a few DIY projects so that she could incorporate a few things that they already owned, but didn't love.

Keeping Room/ Kitchen before:





And After:







I have a short waiting list for e-design clients (since I only take on one or two at a time)---  but please let me know if you are interested. I'd love to help you update your space!

29 comments:

pk @ Room Remix said...

Great job, Brooke! The after is so pretty, cozy, inviting... Interesting the way you added the fabric in the kitchen cabinets too - really adds some great texture to that space.

Ms. Bright said...

Bravo. Cozy, up-to-date, fresh, young, pretty and relaxed.

I especially love the use of Suzani!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What an inviting spot. The fabric on the chairs is fabulous.

Jennifer said...

Looks great! Cozy and stylish! Great job!

Red Door Home said...

A great update! Love the fabric on the chairs.

Melissa said...

It looks amazing! great work and what a fun update without buying all new things.

Design Esquire said...

It looks fantastic! I love the chairs, the rug, the sideboard - everything!

Brandi said...

This is really pretty! Where is that rug from? I like!

Cara said...

looks wonderful!
<3 Cara
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paula said...

brooke I adore it. LOVE the chairs. well , I really love all of it.

My Interior Life said...

This makeover is great! Amazing what you can do by just freshening up some things, adding a few new pieces and moving stuff around. I have that rug in my dining room and love it (it is the West Elm rug, right?).

Thanks for sharing this fantastic makeover!

Lovin That! said...

What a beautiful space - the touches you did really lightens it up. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower and love your blog. Come visit me at www.lovinthat.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Lovely! What a wonderful job! I'm loving the pendants and rug and console ..... all of it!

Heather said...

love the rug. need a source on that one ;)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

Brooke! I LOVE it! I did not know you were taking on small projects. So exciting!

Julie Holloway said...

Brooke--it looks amazing...so clean and pretty and light. Awesome work!

Jordin said...

Love the whole space! I love the wingback chairs especially! Great job!!

Susie (So Blessed) said...

It all looks wonderful...you did a great job.
Now, after the New Year, I hope we can get to work on my house:)
Love, Mom

La Borda Bleu said...

BIG difference what a lil updating can do! Looks great! Love the chairs! xoxo's Nancy

Lauren said...

Brooke- it's beautiful!!! They must be so happy!!! awesome job- love it!
xoxo,
lauren

Carolyn said...

Love it! So pretty. Really love that rug and of course, the chairs!

Lila said...

You're amazing. Even just something as simple as painting the stools or changing the pillows makes a huge difference. I love the lantern shades! Great job!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

lauren said...

i love it all! especially that you thought to paint the bar stools. i should totally do that!

Jen Adair said...

It looks so good!!!

Jen @ Opal Never Shouts

megan @ a life's design said...

Fabulous job! I love the pendant lights and the skirted ottoman.

Angie said...

It looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!

The Overstreets said...

Of course WE ARE LOVING OUR ROOM! I love every bit of it .. even the smallest touches. I take everything I am working on to that room, just so I can spend time in it!

carolina postcard said...

Well yes please. I'll take it all and you could do my house any time! Oh and I've never heard of "keeping room" but I'm totally stealing that expression - must be southern and I like it!

Cricket said...

can you let me know which rug you ended up using? I have been looking for a natural fiber rug such as jute or sisal. i am worried that some shed too much, and too quickly. can you let us know which one you used here and how it holds up?

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