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before & after: leslie’s dining room + michael’s bath

by Grace Bonney

this colorful dining room/kitchen before & after comes from leslie huntley at roost interior design. leslie worked to makeover a 1906 bungalow in asheville, north caroline using a mix of family antiques and modern additions (and by taking down a wall to open up the kitchen). i love the clean, colorful look she created, and would be happy to cool in that kitchen any day. great work, leslie!

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CLICK HERE for michael’s bathroom makeover after the jump!

this next makeover comes from michael montanez at the desctop. michael decided to redo the guest bathroom of his california bungalow in long beach, california. the original bathroom had been treated to an 80’s redo and desperately needed a new look. so michael installed new gray glass subway tile (in a color called “fog”), new hardware, fixtures, and a new sink and tub. my favorite part of the makeover is the clean, simple tilework. the 80’s floor was replaced with a beautiful basket weave marble tile that gives the room a whole new look and feel. well done, michael!

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  • I’m in love with that kitchen and totally going to marry it. Love the open shelving, the paint color, the lovely airiness of it. Fantabulous job, Leslie.

  • Love the kitchen makeover. Great color. I have an arts and crafts house in Asheville also, so I love to see someone doing great work locally!

  • Thanks so much for the kind comments!

    Jenn, the color is
    Sherwin Williams Gleeful

    and Nicole, the rug is made up of Flor carpet tiles.

  • Love the bathroom–a fresh feeling while actually taking it back to a more historic look. I must have that new pedestal sink! (Really, I’m redoing a bungalow and NEED that specific sink–please share the info.)

    Can’t share the love for the kitchen. Enough with having to look at dirty pans during the dinner party. And the saddest part is that a perfectly functional–and original, historic–division of space was ruined in the process.

  • Phew that red was not doing the beautiful tile work in the fireplace any favors! Its a shame the dining table had to be painted, but I guess it would have never fit in with the “light and airy” look they were going for if it wasn’t painted white.

  • Wow, it’s an amazing day for before and afters! Loved the kitchen-dining room redo! That is fantastic!

  • The bathroom makeover is perfect! Can Michael maybe share where he got the shower and sink hardware?

  • That kitchen is beautiful now! I love how bright and sunny it is, and also appreciate that she did no upper cabinets except on that one wall on the left–duh I also love the grout and heath ceramics? tiles.

  • Wow, that kitchen looks *fabulous. The chairs around the table in that kitchen are my favorite part! I’d love to know where you got them if you don’t mind sharing.

  • I want to know where the chairs in the dining room are from too! I know there are some similar at CB2, but I think these are a little different.

  • I love love love that ktichen! What paint brand and shade is that?? I have a very greyish green in my kitchen and it seems like it could use a vibrant green upgrade like yours! Amazing!

  • Hi Folks,

    Thanks again for the comments…the chairs came from advanced interior designs….an online business. The paint is gleeful by sherwin williams.

  • I would like to know what the kitchen counters are made of? I am looking to upgrade but don’t want marble/granite. Your makeover is beautiful!

  • Jackie–I have to agree with your protests about the kitchen/dining room. As an Ashevillian, I’m torn about this remodel–it’s beautiful, but I’m not sure it belongs in one of my city’s bungalows.

    It probably keeps the kitchen cooler though. Hmm.

  • The bathroom is beautiful; very sophisticated and peaceful.

    The kitchen is chic and cheery, but I am another bungalow lover. Though it’s beautiful, I don’t know if it really ‘fits’ the bungalow style. Some elements are right, though. Again, it’s beautiful, but…I’m a history buff and love old homes. To each their own, though. I’m still a little piqued at the PO of our home for ripping out the metal kitchen cabinets!

    Dee, it’s not my kitchen but I’m wondering if the countertops are concrete? I’ve seen some stunning concrete countertops lately!

  • Sorry for the delay folks, I’ve been sick. Thank you for the comments about the bathroom. The sink is manufactured by Cheviot in Canada but we ordered it from Faucets n’ Fixtures in Orange, CA. The fixtures are manufactured by Sign of the Crab and we are quite impressed by the quality, despite some grief by our plumber who had some concerns installing everything. As for the tub, it is new, but we had to stick with the same small standard tub by Kohler because of the limited size. I hope this helps.

  • The bathroom renovation is gorgeous. My wife and I are planning to redo ours, and were curious where you purchased the gray glass tiles from. Any help would be great! Thanks!