before and after

before & after: wendy’s home and a swanky seat

by Grace Bonney

wendybeforeinterior
this amazing before & after comes from RISD professor wendy seller. along with fourteen other artists, wendy converted an old elementary school into beautiful live/work studios called “the claflin school studios” in newtonville, mass. this particular section is wendy’s space, which took her six years to build (between 1988-94) single-handedly. i can’t get over what the space looked like before and how much she’s transformed it into a livable space- great work wendy! [and thanks to anne for sharing this!]

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wendy after
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CLICK HERE to see nina of swanky swell’s loveseat makeover after the jump!

swanky_before
this beautiful wrought iron loveseat makeover comes from nina jizhar of swanky swell. she updated this piece by re-lacquering the frame with an antique white finish and reupholstering the seats in her own fabric called “doiliez” in a soft robin’s egg blue. great work, nina!

swanky_after

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