Before & After: Plaza Midwood Bungalow

When clients approached us early this spring, saying their charming bungalow on Truman Road had been selected for Plaza Midwood Home Tour — we we’re really enthusiastic about tackling their space. The duo said their downstairs needed a refresh, requesting some help with finishing touches and because of the tour deadline, we had to make sure we could deliver and give them a fresh look pretty quickly. Their home turned out to be fun a before and after we’ve never posted!


When you walk in their space, the first thing that catches your eye see is the back wall — and since they asked us to help pull their fun, love-to-travel vibe into the space we suggested going with a bright accent wall. We went with Sherwin Williams Seaworthy (SW7620) and the lovely hue of turquoise added the pop the space called out for. 

The calming hue echos in the accent pillows in the living room and the teal, hand-woven living room rug (100 percent wool and easy to clean per their adorable Golden Retriever — Bailey). Most dramatically the hue pulls out the blues in the original Jennifer Lavine square painting hung in the entryway — as well as the Greecian blues in the photo ledge set with snapshots from the client’s recent trek to Greece. This was our first bright accent wall for a client and it didn’t disappoint, brightening the space and portraying the warm personality of the clients.


Another transformative part of the project was helping the couple tackle their underutilized entryway closet. The clients had a trio of hooks and a small bench (where the Jennifer Lavine print is now hung) — and a nearby, very full entryway closet. We encouraged them to deep clean the closet and make room the items they were hanging on the wall. (While people love to hang things on the wall, it’s impossible to keep that looking cute.) In its place, we mounted the bright painting, set a woven bamboo arm chair and a potted snake plant — creating a more welcoming space for whoever walked in the door. 


If you are in the area — come on by and see us in our South Boulevard studio, designing more before and after spaces at 2108 South Boulevard, Unit 115. And watch for daily design project details at @houseofnomaddesign on instagram.