We’re so excited to share our first interior design project here with you, so let’s just jump right in to Project Concrete Condo!
This awesome space was bought as a second home for our clients. They live primarily in Nashville, but have lots of local family in Atlanta. Their new condo is a low-maintenance space, located close to both family and amazing restaurants. But there was definitely work to do to give this home more life. First up were some light renovations to totally revitalize the condo- and this is where the power of finishes really came into play.
Small changes here made a huge difference. The existing beige carpet and walls went a long way in making this oversized space feel cramped. We lifted the entire room by going bright white with the ceilings and trim- this immediately made the whole room feel more spacious. The carpet got ripped out, and we painted the concrete subfloors a gorgeous mid tone grey. We were hoping to seal the existing concrete and really show off all that visual movement, but the previous owners had acid-stained it a dark rust color, and there just wasn’t a good way to revive the original concrete. Alas.
The grey floor makes a nice counterpoint to the black tile that was already in the entry and kitchen. There wasn’t a need to replace major fixtures like the tile and cabinetry, so we made sure to select finishes that would really pump them up. The warm white on the walls (Sherwin Williams Alabaster) played nicely with the light cabinets- maintaining the warmth, while dialing down some of the yellowness.
Some fresh paint, a fun modern ceiling fan, and the newly painted floor completely revitalized the spacious master bedroom. We can’t wait to warm up this space with a lovely plush rug and wood furniture.
Both bathrooms had the same light cabinetry as the kitchen, but they’ve got beige tiles. The original yellow walls made the whole room feel overly warm. Neither bathroom had much natural lighting (or none, in the case of the guest bathroom), so we were in desperate need of a brighter, fresh feel.
All we had to do was add in a nice warm grey (Sherwin Williams Popular Grey) to help de-yellow the beige tiles and make the whole room feel bright and clean. The gorgeous new fixtures from Shades of Light didn’t hurt either. (Apologies for how hard they were to photograph. The oversized glass globes were a bit tricky.) No apologies for the great view that After shot is giving you of Ben’s legs.
So now that the construction is complete, we get to have even more fun! Next up are our layout and furniture plans- we’re looking to fill this home with a lot of warm wood tones, soft and colorful textiles, and family friendly style.
Big thanks to the fantastic team at Kara Obrien renovations for doing such a great job with the construction portion of this project!