I know this might be a controversial makeover because unlike many of the kitchens we see, this “before” is actually kind of good looking. I’m not speaking about its functionality of course, which could be sub-par. However, if someone wants a completely different look, I’m the last person to stop them — especially if they have great taste, as in this case.
Tomy Karaiskos, art director of the Athens-based design firm Designium, has turned this “good” kitchen into a positively dreamy kitchen with excellent execution and style. I love the floating shelving and the airy, open quality it adds to the room. The addition of the white-painted brick gives the room a less “sterile” quality as well, and you cannot go wrong with bright green plants in the kitchen. Overall, it’s a beautiful transformation. Well done, Tomy! — Kate
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When it comes to furniture, I am not a big fan of paint stripping. Well, I’m a fan of it, in that I love the way it looks, but I rarely summon the energy to do it myself. In fact, there is not one or two but THREE vintage school desks waiting for me in storage that would be so beautiful if I just put in the effort. It’s criminal, I know.
This GORGEOUS chair from Heather is seriously putting me to shame right now. After snagging four chairs at an auction, Heather and her partner Mike put hours of sweat and toil into stripping the many layers of paint off them. The results are breathtaking, especially when paired with that amazing gray-toned ikat print. If this project doesn’t motivate me to take the time to strip furniture, I don’t think anything will :) Great job, Heather!