• After: South West view of the Living Room


We are excited to feature our designer Brittany Meidinger’s townhouse transformation in this month’s blog!

Here’s what Brittany had to share about this project:

This latest project was done for my client, Becky, who recently moved into this townhome. Her goal was to make it more unique to her taste by incorporating shades of gray, glam and vintage pieces. She wanted to create a feminine space that is both comfortable for her and her dogs as well as a great spot for entertaining. Becky was a dream to work with! She rarely questioned my ideas or direction. Becky and I developed a great friendship as we created a space unique to her. I really do get the most joy from meeting and working with my clients. Becky was no exception!

We decided the design direction would be an eclectic mix of vintage, rustic & glam. Although we did this project all at one time, we wanted it to feel as though it was collected over time. Becky had several existing vintage pieces we incorporated in the new design. I love the challenge of working with items that a client loves and has meaning to them!

Living Room

Before: South West view of the Living Room

Before: Living Room

After: South West view of the Living Room

After: Lighter & Brighter Living Room

The first thing we did was re-paint the yellow walls! We gave the entire room a refresh just by adding a soft warm gray paint color to the walls (Requisite Gray, Sherwin Williams). This gave us a beautiful neutral space to work our magic in!   We replaced the carpet with dark hardwood flooring. This opens up the space and provides a beautiful rich warm tone to the room. Now it was time to dress our room!

We started by anchoring the sitting space with a large scale simple patterned rug in neutral/gray. Becky really wanted a sectional to replace the old recliner-type couches. We chose a small scale sectional with a tight back (no loose cushions). This gives her dogs the ability to jump all over it without smashing any loose cushions. The couch always looks immaculate no matter how many times the dogs roll around on it!

After- Living Room S.E.

After: Added Hardwood Floors, Large Area Rug, Clover Shaped Ottoman and Small Scale Sectional

The ottoman is unique in the sense that it is shaped like a clover – LOVE this! We custom ordered this in a fabric that was darker than her sofa. It’s a great addition for putting your feet up after a long day or adding a tray to serve drinks for entertaining. We love multi-purpose pieces that look amazing!

We replaced the built-ins that flanked the fireplace with new custom pieces. The white cabinet works great for displaying Becky’s family photos, keepsakes as well as storing extra dishes and glassware. These items can be switched out seasonally to add holiday touches. Becky cannot wait to add her Christmas décor in this cabinet! We added a mirrored rustic cabinet on the other side of the fireplace. It ties both the glam and rustic elements together in this space. The “verbiage artwork” on the right of the mantle is a quote that became near and dear to my client. Designer tip: Highlight pieces that inspire and have meaning for you!

Before - North East View

Before: Living Room Fireplace Wall

After- North East View

After: New White Glass Faced Cabinetry and Mirrored Rustic Cabinet on Opposite Side

After: Artwork That Has Personal Meaning

After: Artwork That Has Personal Meaning

We added custom drapery to both of the windows in the living room area. We chose two different patterns that coordinated. This gives the eclectic feel we wanted.   Designer tip: Don’t be afraid to mix fabrics and patterns! Stay within the same color tone/pattern size and it’s a breeze!

After: Drapery in different coordinating patterns

After: Drapery in different coordinating patterns

After- South Window Drape

After: Mix & Match Patterns & Textures for an Eclectic Look!

Becky fell in love with the “Sparkle” artwork that hangs in the living room. We tied it all together with a few turquoise accessories and pillows for a pop of color. Since the room is anchored in neutrals, it will be easy for Becky to switch out accessories seasonally and give the room an entirely new look!

After: Art and Entertaining

After: Sparkle Art and Accenting with Turquoise


Before: The Kitchen - looking North

Before: The Dark Kitchen

After - Beautiful Bright Kitchen

After: Beautiful Bright Kitchen

The kitchen was dark, drab and had no pizazz! We started by replacing the countertops with Cambria in Berwyn. This countertop has a beautiful sparkle to it (which is tough to see in the photo). We continued to lighten up the space by adding a glass and stone mosaic mix backsplash.   The cabinets are in beautiful shape so we simply switched out the hardware from oil rubbed bronze to a chrome finish. This dressed up the cabinets and provided a little shine. We added new hanging pendants that are adorned with mini crystals. These finishing touches each add to the “sparkle factor” of this room!

After- Kitchen Bar

After: Kitchen with Cambria Countertops, Natural Stone Backsplash and Crystal Pendants

To dress up the the kitchen peninsula we added crown molding and structural details and painted it white. This gives the peninsula a custom look for a fraction of the price.

Dining Room

We added 4 new dining chairs to the existing dining table. We re-upolstered and painted the legs of her existing bench. The upholstery was done with an “Ostrich Pleather” (Pleather is a non-leather alternative) in a gray tone. This adds another texture to the space and is user friendly as it’s easy to wipe clean. We absolutely love the Regina Andrew wood beaded light fixture above the dining table. The beading adds to the eclectic look of the space.

Before - Dining Area

Before: Dining Area

After: Dining Area

After: Dining Area

Powder Room

Last but not least we updated the powder room by adding wainscoting and a fresh coat of paint in Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams.   This brought the pop of blue from the main living areas into the space. We used her existing antique shelving unit to help with storage as well as keeping the vintage pieces flowing throughout the entire home.

After - Wainscoting and New Paint Update the Powder Room

After – Wainscoting and New Paint Update the Powder Room

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Comfy to Chic! In Woodbury, MN

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

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