The Power of Styling: Before & After

 House of Nomad Tackles a New Build in Dilworth

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Behold the power of styling! Styling keeps a space minimal, clean and fresh. Here’s a flashback (with before and after!) to a design project we tackled in Dilworth — a new build for a young family.

As with any new build, there’s an array of design decisions so the couple pulled us into crafting a whole-house paint plan. Our goal was to keep it light and airy, so we selected Sherwin Williams Reflection (SW7661) for the entry, living, kitchen and mudroom. This couple was drawn to blues, so we went with a beautiful blue tone in the dining and play areas — Buckland Blue by Benjamin Moore  (HC 151). For the bathroom, the duo picked a fun geometric printed wallpaper. In the kitchen, the couple used gorgeous tile from Heath Ceramics, providing a clean and west coast vibe to the space.

After the paint, we created a full design plan for the kitchen and living areas complete with furniture and accessories — but the most fulfilling aspect of this project was the styling. Before House of Nomad styling day, their shelves were choc full of collected items and clutter. We emptied the built-ins, helped the clients highlight the items that were most meaningful to them, then added some fresh life with plants and textures, such as a handwoven basket and greenery. 

The clean and warm minimalism of the built ins not only looks organized but helps the family feel more connected to their lifestyle. With less things out — and just the ones they love or use the most -- life for this family feels simple and more beautiful.