Архив автора: Diana Liang

Before and After: First-time DIYers Rescue a Fishy, Fugly Floral Small Bathroom

«When we first moved in, our bathroom was COVERED in flowers,» reports Kathy Davies, a wedding and portrait photographer. She and her husband, James Binder, bought this 1950s tri-level house in Michigan two years ago and have slowly been remodeling parts of it. She continues describing what an outdated nightmare the small bathroom was when they purchased the house: «The floor, the curtains, the wallpaper… and not a pretty modern type of floral pattern. It was a terrible, yellowish, old-looking floral pattern. It also smelled like fish haha. This was our first major DIY and is now one of my favorite rooms in the house!» (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.

Before and After: Orange You Glad This Kitchen Got a Makeover?

«Renovating the kitchen was my first major project in my first home,» admits Brandon Bourdganis, who purchased this 900-square-foot Michigan house three years ago. He loved the character of his new house and wanted to stay true to it while also incorporating his own modern and functional style. And though the kitchen the house came with was perfectly fine, Brandon wanted a kitchen he could be proud of. A space he would be happy to use every day. His first house (and his first renovation!) are an exceptional example of how to create a home you love. (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.

A First-Time Home Buyer’s Colorful Retro Reno — House Tour

Name: Brandon Bourdganis
Location: Ferndale, Michigan
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

«My home is a snapshot of my life…I try to incorporate memories from my family, travels, city, state and friends while making it look very personal and uniquely me. I like to think that any stranger can come into my home, without knowing anything about me, and they would instantly understand my passions, history and identity,» says Brandon, the first-time homebuyer of this cozy 1920s house in Ferndale, a suburb of Detroit. (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.

Two New Yorkers Upsize Into an Industrial Modern Loft in Detroit — House Tour

Name: Gretchen and Kevin
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Size: 2,200 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

After spending four years in 800 square feet in New York City, Kevin and Gretchen were able to design their dream loft back in their home state of Michigan. They found a space in an old, industrial building in a mixed-use neighborhood that’s lively and vibrant. Though the loft was bare bones, it was a perfect white canvas for them to make it their own, with the help of their good friend Patrick Thompson. (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.

A Neutral Townhouse Condo Shared by a Small Family — House Tour

Name: Jackie Blair
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Size: 882 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented

Jackie is a photographer and social media creative who loves to travel. She lives in a townhouse condo with her son and her new puppy. By keeping her condo neutral and simple, she has turned it into a peaceful hangout spot where they can all play and relax. Though living in the rented space comes with its challenges, Jackie strives to add the family’s personality wherever possible. (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.

A Modern & Rustic Family Home in Michigan — House Tour

Name: Lauren Wilson
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Size: 1,850 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

Interior designer — and mom to three kids — Lauren Wilson says it’s hard to believe that she’s been in her family home for five years. When she moved in, she envisioned an open space that she and her husband could create and build on their own. However, the space was anything but the open-concept she dreamed about. «We knew that we had a long road ahead, but went through with it anyways,» she says. She knew that they would have to bust through three rooms to create the big open space they desired. For Lauren, it was necessary for the growing family. (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.

Before and After: A Dark Maroon Living Room’s Bright Awakening

Despite the fact that every room in this house was dark and the living room was a deep, almost-brown maroon color, Andrea (a fashion blogger over at Blonde Bedhead) could see this home’s potential. A bold move, considering this is her first house! «I was your typical millennial, avoiding home ownership for years, choosing the mobile life of apartment rentals. I moved away from Michigan briefly to work in Chicago and while it took a few years to realize, I love this state and my community — and have no desire to move,» wrote Andrea in her house tour. The first thing this millennial did after closing? Paint. Now…this living room’s future looks bright! (далее…)

Запись опубликована автором в рубрике Без рубрики.