Friday, May 21, 2010

Before and After: Little Cottage

I don't know about you, but I could look at before and afters for.ever.  I love seeing a space transformed.  And this one won't let you down.  It was featured in the New York Times yesterday, and it's stunning. 

The kitchen before:

And after:

Melanie Brandman "knocked out walls and raised the ceilings to create an open space, and replaced the floors with dark stained pine."

 And here is the living room before: 


And after: 


Melanie kept the wood burning stove around-- with this being a cottage and all, it just makes sense. 


I had to include a couple other picture that I loved as well.  Here is another view of the living room. 

And I just love these pink pillows on these tufted chairs.

A transformation done in style, no?  I love it!  I hope it inspires you as much as it did me.  To see the rest of the little cottage, go here

 I hope you have a great weekend!  Happy Friday.

If you have a before and after you'd like to share with us, send it along to admin AT freshnestdesign DOT com.


Melissa said...


I have a hard time believing that that is the same house. What a transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Mike said...

Looks terrible. The stained pine was nice but you turned it into a drab builders white soulless monstrosity.