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before & after: cecile’s kitchen + tammie’s chandelier

by Kate Pruitt

Friends are great, especially when they are willing and able to give you a fantastic kitchen makeover. Cecile runs her own design firm, so when her friend and neighbor needed to style up her kitchen a bit, Cecile knew exactly what it needed. The hot coral wall looks great behind the vintage stove, and I love that she used a pattern from Stencil 101 Decor by Ed Roth (who has an awesome apartment, by the way) to make a citrine-colored houndstooth backsplash. The resulting kitchen is warm, friendly and fun. Great work, Cecile! — Kate

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This chandelier makeover from Tammie is proof that when it comes to style, it’s all in the details. I thought I had this brass fixture pretty figured out; I’ve seen it with a simple paint job before, and I thought I knew its basic potential. Tammie’s addition of texture with the crystals and twig garland really surprised me, and I love it! The platinum color, the icy crystals, the irregularity of all the small branches and the ease of how they’re just wrapped around the piece . . . stunning. Great transformation, Tammie!

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