Before and after French kitchen remodel

“Kiawah family vacation property” means lots of fun, lots of people, and lots of beds! This one set a new record for me, though. We remodeled 5 bedroom suites with a total of 9 beds. 9 BEDS!! 😬

I was ready for the challenge, which included keeping the matriarch’s sense of color, but knocking it down a bit and adding a California vibe. The biggest challenge was creating 5 independent spaces that still felt cohesive without adding any “extras”! Wow! That’s a tall order! Now that the basics are done, the couple agrees: those extras will really finish off the rooms!

In the meantime, check out the starting points of these separate, but equal spaces.

Basics:

  1. Carpet: Gorgeous Chevron carpet from The Carpet Shop in Summerville set the stage for the rooms. I chose a nylon from Stanton for elegance and durability.
  2. Tile: I love natural stone tile, so I used a simple marble hex floor tile combined with hand thrown ceramic wall tiles to tie all the baths together.
  3. Surface: Simple white zen quartz from MVP Granite is the perfect solution to keep it light.
  4. Lighting: Woven lights combined with soft white glass bath lighting thread the spaces together.

In a few days, let me know which bedroom suite you would choose, if you were staying in this fun Kiawah house! 😃🌴

DESIGN BOARDS FOR Suite ONE:
California Meets Lily Pulitzer

Black and white dog named Major
Before picture of kitchen - dated

Suite ONE:
California Meets Lily Pulitzer

Our client is a fan of Mark MacKinnon , so we added his work “VW Bus” to the first bedroom! How could you not love views of the course on Kiawah, while hanging out in this cool space?! I can’t wait to add the drapery and “extras”, but in the meantime, check out the before and afters! 

DESIGN BOARDS FOR SUITE TWO:
COOL GIRLS

 

SUITE TWO:
COOL GIRLS

The second suite has a cool girl vibe I love. Before, the walls were neon pistachio green, and the bath was stuck in 1985! Adding a pinkish clay wall color and layering saffron and blue quilts on the beds really spices up the space. I repeated natural marble on the bath floor, this time in a hex pattern. The slightly sage shower tile gets some support from the vanity, which I covered in SW Dirty Martini. Don’t try colors like this on old pieces! Only new items could carry off these tones. Don’t miss the polka dotted garden stool as an easy nightstand

DESIGN BOARDS FOR SUITE THREE:
RELAXED RETREAT

SUITE THREE:
RELAXED RETREAT

Anyone would love the calm space we created using greens and more greens! (Fun fact: my childhood bedroom was green! Green walls, green doors, green millwork, green carpet, and even green furniture! It was soft and beautiful, and I will always be grateful to my mom for giving me such a serene space to spend my childhood. 😊 Thanks, Mom!)

Back to our project! The sailing motif in the bath had to go! I used simple finishes again, repeating the marble hex floor in the previous bath. Notice in every bath there are common elements to connect all the spaces, but there are also unique touches. This bath is just, well, pleasing. The bed linens in soft calicos and ruffled linen are welcoming without feeling “country”. Burlap-wrapped nightstands and raffia shades add subtle texture.

DESIGN BOARDS FOR SUITE FOUR:
BOYS’ BUNK ROOM

SUITE FOUR:
BOYS’ BUNK ROOM

Can you believe this is the Boys’ Bunk Room? 🤔

Not sure how the blue floral wallpaper fit into that theme, but I decided to keep the blue going, but change it up a bit! I softened the wall color in the bedroom to a blue with a touch of gray in it, then prepped the bath walls for a tweed gray wallpaper (installing at future date). I kept the same marble hex floor tile, but this time I switched up the wall tile to matte denim and white ceramic penny tiles. I designed an oak vanity that gives the space some warmth and ruggedness. The new bunk room sports large bunk beds in soft pinstriped linens and a bit of tiger-printed velvet. Why not?

DESIGN BOARDS FOR SUITE FIVE:
THE MASTER SUITE

SUITE FIVE:
THE MASTER SUITE

Drumroll, please! My favorite: the master suite! If you met this client, you would get why this is so perfect for her. She is super busy, super social, super active. Super, super, super! She needed a room that calmed her down, but still feels happy and vibrant, just like her! I love designing spaces that LOOK LIKE my clients. It’s worth all the effort.

Here, I ditched the sticky sweet pink walls and way too traditional wallpapers and just hit “refresh”! I didn’t change the bath tile or vanity, but I did add a wild palm print, vintage Turkish rug, and some funky beaded mirrors, complete with fringe! New lighting and cabinet hardware complete the look.
In the bedroom, I started with a gorgeous Thibaut grasscloth and then added punches of color with a beaded turquoise chandelier and a really cool rug. The sophisticated metal bed gets a touch of whimsy: pink flamingo pillows mixed with a little classic Van Gogh! Next Up: Linen drapery and a cozy chair to complete the room.

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