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Every once in a while, a client comes along who becomes a friend. The Hellmanns feel more like family. This precious family hired me to help them with their main floor remodel, but I feel like more than that, they invited me into their lives and home. I’m so excited to share these before-and-afters! 

This client lives on a beautiful piece of property north of Nashville where they have five therapy horses and a beautiful, picturesque view out every window. They bought the house for the land, however, and the house itself needed a little work. 

We updated nearly every surface in the main floor. All new hardwood floors, new kitchen layout (using existing cabinets with a fresh coat of paint), new trim, shiplap in the living room, new furniture, and paint on every surface. 

They love a French country, cottage feel but they also like pops of color and spunk. One of my favorite things is the use of pieces that are memories from family passed down. We used some of the client’s existing furniture pieces and mixed them in with new things. 

For starters, here is the kitchen. We started with a very poorly constructed kitchen. Builder basic cabinets that were hung off-centered, with gaps in between cabinets, and mismatched from top to bottom. The floors were linoleum, and the overwhelming amount of wood tones made the room feel dark and small. 


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Fresh paint, new floors, a new sink, and gorgeous quartz countertops all came together to give this room an entirely new look and feel. 

One of my favorite things is that table in the center of the room that belonged to the client’s late mother. What a beautiful legacy of family togetherness that will continue to serve as a gathering place! We were looking for an island for that spot, and I said that it needed to be 25 inches wide by roughly 6 feet long. When we went to the barn and measured the table, it was a perfect fit! 


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In the dining space, we left all the original furniture, but it’s amazing what some new paint, lighting, and window treatments can do! 

The green paint wasn’t doing the room any favors! 


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But now, a pretty blue-gray feels like a breath of fresh air! 


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The Living Room is where we brought in the pops of color with a bold rug and sofa.  

Here is the before…


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And the bright, shiplap-y after! That tobacco basket belonged to the client’s Dad. We found it in the barn with the tobacco still hanging from it! 


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Their cute poodle, Garrison, insisted on getting in on the action! 


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Thank you to the Hellmanns for letting me be part of the transformation of your beautiful home!