About this project

This empty-nest couple had been living in their new home for several years when they reached out to me for new furnishings. The wife had recently purchased a piece of art for her breakfast nook and wanted to use the colors for her new scheme. While I was there, I saw a great opportunity to vastly improve the room by updating the fireplace wall.

As with most builder spec homes, the fireplace was very bland with 12×12 ceramic tile surrounding the firebox and a simple wood mantle. To the left of it was a two-foot deep, eight-foot high niche that spanned to the opposite wall.  Adding custom built-ins in the niche and a hearth and crown molding that spanned the built-in and the fireplace made two incohesive elements into one feature that completely transformed the room while adding needed closed and open storage.

Before & After

Before After
Michelle has a natural talent for design that makes her stand out. Her use of color and texture immediately demand attention, but it is her consideration of small details that brings a room to life. She draws you into a space and it’s so comfortable, so right, you never want to leave. Michelle carefully listened to our wants, and needs and our preferences. With that information in mind, she was able to draw on her experience and knowledge of design to transform our living space into a functional yet visually appealing reflection of our own taste and style. She transformed our vision into reality. We couldn’t be happier!