before and after

before & after: david’s cabinet + elizabeth’s fireplace

by Kate Pruitt


I really like it when graphic designers take on furniture renovations; they always find a way to add a beautiful graphic twist to the project. This cabinet from David is a perfect example. David loves typography and letter forms, so when it came to fixing up this cabinet abandoned by his home’s previous owner, he knew he wanted to add type to the design. The result is beautiful! The mix of big and small fonts adds a nice touch, as well. I’m totally into black furniture right now β€” maybe I need to make something like this for myself . . . if only David could fly out here and design the type. Great work, David! β€” Kate

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Okay, I love this makeover! I have to say that right off the bat. I kind of hate it though, because it makes me even more desperate to have an apartment with a fireplace. My imaginary fireplace looks just like this one. The white and black contrast is gorgeous. I also love Elizabeth’s wall color choice and her composition on the mantel and the wall above. Clearly, this fireplace isn’t the only stylish thing in her home. We’ve actually featured another one of her before & afters previously: this telephone table. Elizabeth, you own a fireplace and a telephone table?? I’m too jealous to continue . . . Thanks for sharing again, Elizabeth!

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