Friday, October 7, 2016

STYLE, DFID, Bonita Beach Condo, Before and After!

Our Gasparilla Inn - Old Key West inspired project, continued...these "before and after" shots should give you an idea of what we went through to achieve the finished product.  With the help of our trusted contractor, new moldings were installed, ceilings were skim coated, and an outdoor lanai was enclosed.  Here's the Living Room before-

Old living room looking towards former outdoor lanai (showing new paint and base/crown)

And here's a nice finished "after" shot of the new Living Room, including the new Safavieh Turkish rug not shown in the previous the shot of blue!  (Billy found it online).

Looking from the new solarium into the new living room

Loving how the new blue area carpet sets off the key lime walls!

North elevation (before new rug)

Ikat pillow, Pottery Barn, rug, Safavieh, framing on art by ALDECOR, NAPLES

via Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande

I'm very happy with the look of the old mixed with the new, for example the existing sofas, one of which is a sleeper sofa, were simply re-upholstered in Kravet "Soleil" performance fabric, which is highly practical, and not such a glaring white- since we wanted a more genteel mood as opposed to super modern... and here's a "before" shot of the Den-

Showing new bead board wainscot, new crown, and new ceiling color (also to be walls color)

This small room has a fabulous view, facing east- and we gave it some cottage charm with new bead board dadoes, new crown and a bold choice for color, something Bill really loves.  He found the pillow fabric in Ohio, and it looks quite spiffy here.  We retained another one of his mother's beautiful, vintage, paintings for above the sleep sofa, (also re-upholstered in Kravet "Soleil".)  Here's after...

We kept the existing shell lamps and added two pairs of candle sconces

The kitchen received new tile back splash, and a pale blue paint on the tray ceiling- it looks great since it was updated not too long ago, the guest bath got a new vanity and faucet, much better- and the laundry room was updated as well.  All ready for the upcoming "season"!  This condo faces the Gulf of Mexico, and gets beautiful natural light all day long, and one can hear the surf rolling in on the sugar sand beach!  Enjoy!  DF *****