Before + After | Curb Appeal Face Lift

   

With spring here, so many people are looking to up their curb appeal game. We're here to help! What's great about curb appeal is you can really make a total transformation with a few key changes.

We recently took this 1970's brick ranch from dated and dark, to crisp and bright with exterior paint, a new railing and new front door. We love these kind of transformations because they're quick and make a huge impact. We'd love to help you with your springy exterior transformation! 

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Many people don't want to paint vinyl siding for fear of it peeling and cracking over time. Although there are vinyl-safe paints, we chose to power wash color-match the existing vinyl siding for the brick color. That ended up not only saving money, but guarantees that they won't have any maintenance issues down the road. Color-matching is a great option for painting brick if you like the color of your siding!

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I love a classic black and white house. We swapped out the black door for a more updated style, stained 5-lite door. It really pops off the white, and accents the black shutters so well!

Onto the next one...!

Before + After | Closed-Off Quarters becomes Open Living + Kitchen + Dining

Happy New Year, all! We have been MIA on social media due to multiple projects, including our first flip (you can see progress pictures and before & after's on our Facebook + instagram) and this kitchen remodel. Today I'm sharing one of our biggest projects to date. This 1970's ranch was all walls and very little space; each living area was closed off to the next, and the design made absolutely NO sense. We added a whole lot of openness and value to this kitchen / living / dining space and the results were pretty stunning (I only have three photos, but will be posting more as we finish accessorizing & decor!)

We removed virtually every wall we possibly could to create the biggest, most open feel. We took out everything from cabinets, to appliances, to floors and more and it was a MAJOR demo. We took out the wall between the existing kitchen and dining space and extended the cabinets all the way to the end of the old dining wall. Then, we removed the wall in between the existing living and dining, and made it an open-concept living and dining space. 

AFTER - open concept, light and bright with the natural light that was previously blocked by multiple walls

AFTER - open concept, light and bright with the natural light that was previously blocked by multiple walls

BEFORE - closed off kitchen that was dark because of the lack of natural light

BEFORE - closed off kitchen that was dark because of the lack of natural light

With such a large space to work with once walls were gone, we decided on a huge island with globe pendant lighting, and were even able to add a desk / bar space in the corner. 

AFTER

AFTER

BEFORE

BEFORE

White shaker cabinets added brightness and a more spacious feel, and quartz countertops on the perimeter were accented by a concrete-looking, flat grey island top.

AFTER - wall between kitchen & dining removed, cabinets & island extended all the way into existing dining space

AFTER - wall between kitchen & dining removed, cabinets & island extended all the way into existing dining space

BEFORE - wall between kitchen and dining

BEFORE - wall between kitchen and dining

Before + After | Brick Accent Wall

  

Well hey there! It's been a LONG time since I posted (like embarrassingly long), but things have been crazy around here. We have some EXCITING stuff in the works that I can't wait to share with you soon. Until then, I'm sharing some before + afters of our current project, a brownstone here in downtown Roswell. We wanted an industrial feel in this bachelor pad with lots of unique + custom accents, and slowly but surely it's making a complete transformation.

Today I'm sharing this brick accent wall. I am in love with how it turned out; it looks like it has been there for years and years. Once again, Harrison brought the vision to life so perfectly and I'm really excited for the furnishings & decor to get here so we can make this space into a "cafe/sitting area" since our client doesn't have a need for a formal dining room.

BEFORE

BEFORE

GOING UP!

GOING UP!

PRE-GROUT

PRE-GROUT

I chose charcoal grout for this brick which is a little unconventional but I love it. I wanted to play on the charcoal accents we are incorporating around the house, like the bannisters & fireplace surround, and eventually the kitchen tile grout & island color...

Time for the finished product...

VOILA!

VOILA!

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue along with this project! 

Before + After | Guest Room Makeover

   

This room makeover is a testament to the fact that "a little goes a LONG way!" With some paint, swapping out of nightstands from another room, a new headboard, pillows + accessories, this guest room is now light, airy and inviting. 

BEFORE | purple with no headboard and small accents

AFTER | Benjamin Moore 'Moonshine', upholstered headboard, nightstands, new light fixture + pillows / accessories

I love room transformations that can happen super quickly with just a few changes and this was definitely one of them. Onto the next one...!

Before + After | Surprise Closet Remodel

   

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a really FUN surprise project that we recently completed as a Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law. Harrison's dad approached us with the idea of redoing her closet for her a couple of months ago, and it was so fun to design it and then see our vision come to life.

My father-in-law took her out of town on a Friday morning and Harrison went to work installing the closet and fixtures, then I came in with all of the finishing touches! By the time they got home on Saturday afternoon, it was all finished and she couldn't have been more SURPRISED!

BEFORE | Her closet had been "taken apart" when they recently had their house painted and floors re-stained, so only one wire rack remained.

AFTER | Custom closet system by Technik Closets, fluorescent light replaced with chandelier, ottoman, rug, & mirrored decor

....And now I'm INCREDIBLY jealous and want this closet for myself! What about y'all?! Her reaction was pretty priceless when we finally got her to walk upstairs...

 For anyone looking to do a custom closet system, I would HIGHLY recommend Technik Closets! They will help with the design if needed, and your closet ships within 7-10 business days.

Before + After | Basement Bar Transformation

   

We've been working with these fun clients in our neighborhood for a few months now, and we have moved on from the upstairs to the basement to finish off the transformation. Not only did we change all the paint from a dark red to Ben Moore's Revere Pewter, but we decided to customize this basement bar by painting, adding backsplash and switching out the hardware. We also replaced the light fixture and the results were much, well, brighter! 

BEFORE | Red paint, no backsplash, dark brown paint, outdated light fixture

AFTER | Revere Pewter, subway tile backsplash with charcoal grout, BM Kendall Charcoal paint, new hardware, new light fixture

Mimosa Design Co. exists to help you "repurpose" your existing spaces. Harrison and I so enjoy working with the space that you're given and customizing / editing it to make it feel like home. This was one of those projects that took a minimal amount of work to make a big impact! 

Stay tuned for more of this basement transformation as we finish... 

Before + After | Farmhouse Wainscoting

   

Today we're sharing part of a recent dining room transformation. We took a very GREEN dining room with a standard chair rail and added custom farmhouse wainscoting and wallpaper. Goodbye green, hello, light and bright! I love the detail and depth of this wainscoting that Harrison built. 

Check out the before and afters, below. I'll be sharing the full transformation with new light fixture, accessories and more soon. (don't mind the iPhone pictures!)

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Before + After | Bold Blue Powder Room

   

Happy Friday! Today we're sharing a before and after of this bold, blue powder room. If you know me, you know I'm not afraid of some bold color. I saw this wallpaper and fell in love; I knew it would be perfect for this client's powder room transformation. Even though these are iPhone images, you can see the huge difference!

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A new mirror, lighting + vanity were the finishing touches!  Adding a tall mirror where you have the space can really make a room feel bigger and grander. The vanity was a simple swapout to this marble-top from Home Depot, and a new light fixture finished it off.

I love powder room transformations because a little goes a LONG way. I also think that the powder room is the perfect spot to use some wallpaper if you're on the fence about it or just want a small "pop."

We are in the process of not only working on several projects, but getting more of our recent before + after content photographed! I'll be sharing it all with you soon, so stay tuned.

Before + After | Repurposing Old Doors

   

If you live in an older house, you might have the older, hollowed-out-feeling doors throughout your interior. They feel cheap and are usually not-so-pretty. Today we're sharing some repurposed doors, courtesy of Harrison's carpentry skills. We took an old door and added a farmhouse-y vibe by adding paneling, new hardware and fresh paint. What a difference it makes!

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We've also done these doors in black for a bold look against lighter walls. 

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AFTER

Have old doors in your house and want to freshen them up? We'd love to help!

Patio Transformation Progress

    

If you follow along with Courtney, you know that she was recently asked to participate in the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge. Today I'm sharing the progress on our outdoor space thus far! We've gone from an ugly concrete slab to the perfect entertaining + lounging space with some help from Home Depot. 

First up, flooring.

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Next, we built a copper piping structure around the perimeter of the patio so that we could hang outdoor curtains and create a kind of "oasis"

Then, lights! I wanted to create a "ceiling of lights" so that's what we did. 

Our sectional and grill arrived the other day and we have barely left our patio; from morning coffee to evening lounging or grilling with friends, I absolutely love sitting out there. 

There are a few more things to do before the big reveal, so stay tuned!

Before + After | Switching a Pot Rack for Pendant Lights

   

Happy Monday and thanks for following along as we officially begin this journey! We've had the privilege of working with a few clients over the past few months and this house is one of my favorites. We started with Phase 1 which included the kitchen, living + entryway areas, and are now looking ahead to Phase 2. 

One of the "little" things we did here that made a big difference was lighting. One thing that remains true for all spaces is that lighting MAKES a room. When we saw this pot rack over the island, we decided to swap it out for some pendant lighting and what a difference such a small change made! 

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We coordinated the pendant lighting and the kitchen table chandelier; both are mercury glass which adds a level of sophistication and all-around prettiness. We also swapped the baby blue for Ben Moore REVERE PEWTER in the kitchen, softening + brightening and creating a more open space (and also flowing with the brick floor so much better!). I love how this turned out and can't wait to share more of their transformation with you as we continue on. 

Welcome!

WELCOME!

Today is the day! Mimosa Design Co. is officially open for business and we are SO excited. Harrison and I developed such a passion for transforming spaces after we bought our house here in Historic Roswell about a year and a half ago. We have completed project after project, weekend after weekend, learning more and more as we go & loving every minute of it.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

Harrison has a background in the door industry and began taking on contracting projects when we bought our home. I have always been creatively inclined; whether it be with wardrobes for the past 5 years, or interiors for the last 2 years. We exist to help those who want to make their house into their own unique home, but don't quite know where to start. We will take the hassle out of renovations, cosmetic upgrades, interior decorating and everything in between. Let's be friends! Whether you're a first-time home buyer, or looking to refresh the space you've been in for a long time, we would love to help. 

WHY THE NAME?

Mimosa Design Co. has a special meaning for a few reasons :: 

1) We got married on Mimosa Boulevard which is right here in Roswell. It's where we officially started our lives as a married couple after more than 9 years of dating.

2) Roswell is where we bought our first home, and it's a town we have grown pretty obsessed with. We absolutely love the community we have here, and getting to experience all that Roswell has to offer every day!

3) Because who doesn't love a good mimosa?! (kidding...kind of)

FOLLOW ALONG

I (Courtney) will be the blogger behind the operation (surprise, I know) so follow along for all of our projects, tips, before + afters and more. 

And, keep up with us on social media! 'Like' us on FACEBOOK, and follow us on INSTAGRAM

We are so excited about what the future holds for Mimosa Design Co.!

 

ACCESSORIZING YOUR KITCHEN

Many people get stuck when accessorizing their kitchen walls + counter spaces. Here are some helpful accessorizing tips to help your kitchen look decorated, while also being organized + functional ::

SET OF JARS

Pretty + functional, hide your coffee grounds, flour, spices, nuts, pasta etc. in jars and display them on a section of your counter.

HANG ITEM ON BACKSPLASH FOR POP OF COLOR / CONTRAST

Many people don't think about hanging items ON their backsplash, but it's a great way to add some dimension and/or a pop of color; especially if you have a neutral backsplash.

MARBLE CHEESE BOARDS

These are pretty, they can be used as serving pieces when guests come over, and they look great layered + stacked.

HANGING WOOD TRAYS OR PLATES

Empty wall space? Hang some of your kitchen items; from wood trays, to your favorite plates.

OPEN SHELVING

Whether it's for decorative purposes or functionality, open shelving is a great addition to any kitchen. Go industrial / built-in, or DIY with store-bought shelving. 

Shop some of our favorite kitchen accessories ::

Breakfast Nook Transformation | Butcher Block Bar

   

This "breakfast nook" was hardly functional. In a small galley kitchen, a breakfast table would jut out into walking space and never actually got used. We wanted to create more counter space, and a spot where people could gather chat and have a cocktail in this galley kitchen.

Get ready for it.... BEFORE :: 

Enter, butcher block bar. I had an idea to build a bar in this space, and Harrison brought my vision to life. 

We decided to use antique corbels to give it a unique effect, and stained the butcher block to match the hardwoods. 

Beadboard was added underneath and painted to match the lower cabinets (BM Kendall Charcoal)

We added grasscloth wallpaper over the bar to give it some texture and life. Then, added in pendant lights, bar stools and art. 

VOILA! If you feel like a butcher block bar or something of the like could be the perfect fit in your space, get in touch! We'd love to help. 

photos by JNelly Photography

Before + After | Fireplace Transformation

   

Welcome to the Mimosa Design Co. blog, y'all! We hope you'll follow along for home transformations, DIY and decorating tips, before + afters and all things interior inspiration. Today we're featuring a fireplace transformation, custom built by Harrison! We took this dated, ordinary fireplace and added shiplap along with a new custom mantle to update and brighten this space. 

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I absolutely love how this turned out. We painted the shiplap white to brighten everything up, and painted the inside of the firebox black for a nice clean look. Harrison stained the mantle in a dark wood color for a nice contrast, and we finished it off with an oversized sunburst mirror. 

A tip :: If you're ever stuck on what to put over your fireplace, you can never go wrong with a mirror! It is pretty and creates an open, large feel. I am partial to round sunburst shapes because I love the lines and the style.

We are so excited to continue to work with this Roswell couple in various rooms of their first home, and will share more transformations as they come!