Happy Monday!!! Today we’re jumping back to the partner project we’re working on with Laura U Interiors, the Boulevard Show House. In the past two months a tremendous amount of work has been done on the house, which is great since the tours start in a little over two weeks!! We have picture overload today but everything is just too good not to share.
When we last introduced the project we had just replaced the windows and worked on wood rot repairs, but now the exterior has been painted it has transformed the overall look of the home. As we mentioned last time, the brick could not be painted because of historic preservations, but the gray paint nicely tones down the orange of the brick. Once the landscaping is completed by Moss Landscaping, the front will be stunning!
Moving inside to the dining room, which is to the left of the entrance, this fantastic hand-painted wallpaper is being installed. The medallion on the light fixture is original to the home.
The formal living, to the right, already has fresh paint and modern light fixtures. You might also notice that a few of the drapes have been hung, which is a little unorthodox, but also shows the tight schedule we are currently working with.
The light fixture hasn’t been hung yet in the powder, so the picture is a little dark, but we love the geometric floor tile and how it complements the wallpaper. The antique trunk below will be used as the vanity base, providing a nice contrast to the black, modern touches.
The passthrough ceiling and trim leading to the backyard (to the right) and the kitchen (to the left) has been painted a bold shade of Prussian Blue, which is also used in the pantry off the other side of the kitchen.
Although smaller in size, the kitchen packs a punch of high function and style. The two-toned cabinetry works perfectly with the plaid pattern on the floor tile. And you can never go wrong with GE Monogram appliances.
The picture below is shown standing on the landing of the stairs. If you continue going up the last few stairs you will reach the laundry room, guest room/bathroom (one of two), and the master bedroom and bathroom are off to the left. If you turn around while standing on this landing, you’ll see the addition, which is where we’ll start.
A fresh coat of flat black has been painted on the walls in the addition to help bring down the 25’ ceilings. The leopard carpet is a fun touch for this unique family space.
The girls’ bedrooms and shared bathroom are through that doorway, which is filled with youthful tile choices and layered textures. The penny tile in the shower, patterned hexagon tile on the floor, and the textured white vanity all help to make this light and bright bathroom feel anything but boring.
And an action shot of the freestanding tub making its way up the flight of stairs, which took four guys to get the job done!
The same pale blush on the bathroom walls is carried into this bedroom, but is accented with a blue ceiling and coordinating pendant lights that will flank the bed.
A quick glimpse of the back guest bathroom shower with pretty brass accents (located in the addition).
Moving to the original upstairs part of the home, the laundry room has a special custom touch, a floor inlay commemorating the year the house was built.
The guest bedroom on this side of the home has been painted a deep forest green and is accented with a sleek new ceiling fan.
Tylor visits with the countertop fabricator about the faucet placement, while Jose multi-tasks to get things ready for the plumbing installation. Notice that the dark green trim has been carried into the bathroom, helping to further connect these two spaces.
And keeping with the bathroom theme- Tylor and the cabinet installer work together to ensure the perfect fit for one of the vanities in the master bathroom.
The shower is located in the middle of the bathroom and sports a combination of tiles, but we are partial to the shower floor tile which compliments the crossbar shower controls. The freestanding tub will sit in front of the shower (you can see the plumbing line sticking up from the floor) but can’t be installed until the glass shower walls go up because of the tight fit.
The master closet and bedroom are still in progress, but are nearly completed and looking great.
Before we sign out, we wanted to share a few quick updates of the backyard and pool house. The elongated hex tile on the patio nicely repeats the line of the pool, which is original and has been completely reworked. The turf will be installed soon and is going everywhere you see gravel, which will bring a nice fresh pop to the mostly neutral color scheme you currently see.
The pool house (the lower/smaller section on the backside of the addition) is serving as a bit of a storage and staging area, but we wanted to share a few progress pictures. The entertaining space, with patio sliders opening to the pool, is outfitted with a small kitchenette.
The bathrooms and dressing room have a total Palm Springs vibe with the tropical wallpaper, sea glass countertops, soft turquoise walls, and trellis details.
Whew!! We warned you that it was going to be a picture-heavy post, but hopefully after seeing all of these you realize why we couldn’t resist sharing them all!! We may have one more quick update before this project wraps, but we’re anxiously awaiting to share the final professional photos of this beautiful Boulevard Show House.