before & after: dan’s home exterior + kara’s guest room


i don’t think about home exteriors so much, being an apartment-dweller. but when i see a cool home front, i instantly imagine what i’d like my home’s exterior to look like one day. this home exterior makeover comes from dan at dan davis design in michigan. he did the front and back of this beautiful home and i’m seriously loving the wavy siding on the front. it’s not for everyone, but it looks so lovely tucked into this woodland site. be sure to check out the back makeover after the jump. thanks, dan!

[have a before & after you’d like to share on d*s? just shoot me an email right here with your images (low res, please).]

CLICK HERE for the back of dan’s home makeover and a gorgeous guest room makeover (check out the AMAZING corrugated steel headboard!) from kara after the jump!



[exterior home makeover by dan davis. i think the matisse look is really lovely at night.]


this beautiful makeover comes from d*s reader kara, who recently finished a 3 year renovation of her 1936 cottage. i couldn’t resist this lovely guest bedroom makeover- her metal headboard is to die for. such a great idea! click here for more information (and images) on the makeover.


  1. Rachel says:

    I want to live in that house just for what it looks like on the outside! Absolutely amazing!

  2. Janet Kenealy says:

    Any chance you’d share how you cut the headboard? Torch, perhaps?

    Love the exterior siding.

  3. Tess says:

    I love the bedside tables! any info on where to find/make them…

  4. Jonathan says:

    My gosh, what a fantastic house!

    The before photo of the exterior of the home would have tempted me into buying it. The traditional, handsome, yet modest facade on the front and the juxtaposition of the bubble window in the back would have done it for me!

    I can’t believe that this house is 1936! I would have thought it’d be newer than that. Huh.

    I really like the wall in the bedroom in the after photos. Any links on how that was achieved?

    Love the painting in the room overlooking the back deck.

    Can we see more photos of this place?

  5. Really this is the Gorgeous exterior remodel. i think the matisse look is really lovely at night. Beacuse its effect by the lighting. This is look awesome. I see the first one pictur, Its look amazing after the renovation. Thanks for nice posting.

  6. Hiren Modi says:

    Speechless! I’m going to make over my bedroom and eager to make similar to last one. Thanks for sharing!

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