Oh My Styled Life
Throwback Thursday: Boho Bungalow Before and After
Purchased sight unseen, this family of six dreamed of bringing the light and bright, west coast aesthetic they loved to their new home in Minnesota. And this remodel speaks for itself – check out their before and after of each space below. They might just have you dreaming of how you can turn your own home into this bright and airy, yet colorful and warm look from the coast.
Upgrading Your Curb Appeal
The exterior is a transformation in and of itself. An earth-toned color palette felt dull and drab. Now a blush pink door in Farrow & Ball Calamine catches your eye and balances rich blue siding in Sherwin Williams Still Water for a modern, yet beachy aesthetic. A porch swing is the perfect spot for mom to relax while the kids enjoy more space outside.
Light & Bright Entryway
Wood tones and dark accents throughout the entryway left it feeling dark and dated – far from the boho look they sought. Sometimes the best remodel is about subtle updates that make a splash. A fresh coat of white paint transforms this entry from dark and dated to light and bright. This neutral palette showcases the warmth of the wood floors, statement blush pink door and coordinating Fay & Belle rug with a subtle floral accent. The space feels instantly elevated with a hint of glam.
A Chic & Feminine Office
Oak cabinetry, rounded corners and blue walls instantly dated this space. Subtle adjustments make a big difference – like removing the center cabinet, allowing more natural light through the window, and adding creative design details like marble pulls and knobs with brass details, and a heavy-duty quartz desktop – amplifying the bright and luminous aesthetic. Pink cabinets in Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink steal the show and complement the entry, for an effect that is both calming and eye-catching. This space is exactly what it needs to be – feminine, sweet, light and happy.
A Living Room Vibe
The rest of the main floor is high on style and low on maintenance. The living room is made for living, while being both dramatic and comfortable. A simple and clean color palette transforms this space with an aesthetic that perfectly mixes form and function. A custom herringbone tile fireplace surround creates a bold focal point, with contrast elements, like raw finishes, furnishings and open shelving to bring warmth. Grid-free windows maximize natural light and frame outdoor views.
A Kitchen Refresh All About the Details
This kitchen was not at all lacking in function or space, but the mix of wood tones left it feeling dark and uninteresting. Custom appliances and a white oak hood transform this space into a showstopper. Brass hardware, natural stone in the backsplash and countertops add balance against bright white cabinetry, all complemented by a rich blue island in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. Feminine details like the gold performance velvet stools and floral tile make a refined statement.
Bringing the West Coast to the Midwest
Natural light is key for that beachy feel. Revamped windows, a colorful palette, and careful thought to furnishing placement make the most of natural light for a home that feels light and airy throughout.
This main level remodel feels cool and effortless – unified in its design through color and texture. It’s a fresh perspective and the before and afters capture quite the transformation.