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 Shown below are a series of some "before & after" views of some of the rooms...

 
This was the dining room, before we changed the floors, paint/ wall covering, and lighting fixture.  Changing the floors made the original built in buffet really stand out! I opted to soften the overall tone of the room to make it more inviting and interesting.
   

 
The front entryway and staircase had a more colonial feel with the floor colors. The darker color appeals to a more modern feel.
Here is what the room looks like redone. 
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Here is the family room across from the kitchen. It had a kind of cool grey/green color, but I felt it was too drab for the room which has great natural light. I opted for brighter colors on the furnishings with a light neutral kind of wall color. 
Here is the after. We ended up also with pleated shades over the windows and brown linen curtains over the French doors and windows.
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Granted this shot of the kitchen was during renovation, but again, it was a dull color. It "hid" the stainless appliances rather than using them as the contrast they were meant to be. 
Pulling in the cabinet's warm colors into the rug on top of the darker floors makes a color statement on the back splash wall. It truly modernizes the space for my gourmet chef's kitchen! 
   

 
The master bedroom before had a little more country/ cottage like feel. The gables were painted in a way that made a weird visual statement of where the ceiling actually starts and the wall ends. 
Ahhh....that's better. We also finished this room with new drapes and pleated shades for the large windows. 
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  Above, this was my office before.

 

 

 I flipped the room re-did the floors and walls and light fixtures. I added some stretched leather wall
covering to one wall to add some sex appeal! :)
 I also added a custom cobalt blue pleated
shade as a window covering.

 
Charlie's room was rather drab and girly.
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I modernized it with furnishings and a two tone
wall color.
   

 

 
Pretty cool bathroom in the basement. It came complete with a steam shower/sauna. Here again were exposed pipes and the room was barely painted with developer's white. 
I added a slate blue grey color and used the round mirrors to create a kind of "bubble" effect to add a little whimsy and humor to the room. This is one of our guest baths so we wanted it to be dramatic! 
   

 
The Master Bath lacked color interest and storage.
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We added some wall hung cabinets for towels and then used a color that brought out the grey grout. Finally decided to add gloss black trim to the room to tie in the black square tiles. The floor is an original black and white honeycomb mosaic tile which I believe was a original feature of the house. 
   

 
 This room in the basement was a plain vanilla box, used as an office and play room. It had open rafters and exposed ducts and pipes. 
Now it is my home theater room, and sanctuary when the house gets too loud for me!  ;) 
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Here is aother shot of the same room after I added a soundproofed ceiling and new paint and wall paper.
 

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