Project: From Drab to Dreamy

Design area: Residential interior

Services: New paint, floors, lighting, cabinets, countertops, hardware. Every room was touched.
Location: Kansas City, KS
Challenge: Remodel an entire house to bring it from outdated and drab to captivating & dreamy.
In the world of interior design, each project is a unique canvas waiting to be adorned with creativity and elegance. Our latest venture was nothing short of a dream come true—a complete home remodel that allowed us to weave our design magic and turn a once-typical space into a breathtaking sanctuary of style and comfort.
From the floors to the ceilings, and every corner in between, we had the incredible opportunity to breathe new life into this residence. When the client approached us with their vision of a home that radiated charm and sophistication, we knew we were in for an exciting journey. The project scope was nothing short of extensive, covering everything from flooring to lighting, cabinets, countertops, and even the outdoor patios!

Flooring: Outdated orange wood floors were replaced with modern and light luxury vinyl plank. This instantly gave the space a bright and inviting look, and will be easy for the homeowners to maintain for years to come.

Along with a face lift from a bright and pretty new coat of paint, we defined this room with a structured furniture layout and styled it with decor to match the client’s vision. The redesigned fireplace mantle became a focal point, adding warmth and character.

The original kitchen had wooden cabinetry that, while functional, lacked the modern charm our client desired. The countertops and backsplash were showing signs of wear, and the overall look of the kitchen was dated. Which is why this kitchen received a complete makeover, featuring new countertops and fresh paint. For the countertops, we opted for new surfaces that not only enhanced the kitchen’s aesthetics but also improved its functionality. The new countertops added visual appeal as well as offering durability and ease of maintenance.

The downstairs bar area underwent a dramatic transformation, transitioning from wooden cabinetry to a fresh, painted finish with countertops that added a touch of sophistication. The carpeted floors were replaced with elegant vinyl plank to give the space a more modern and inviting look. Freshly painted walls brightened the space, creating an open and inviting ambiance. Painting the cabinets brought a sense of timelessness and sophistication to the bar, and the color palette complemented the overall design theme.
One of the key objectives was to ensure that the design remained cohesive throughout the entire house. We achieved this by carefully selecting paint, hardware, lighting, furniture, rugs, and accent pieces that worked together throughout each room and brought a cohesive harmony to the home.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room received its fair share of attention and updates. Our goal was to create a dining area that was not only stylish but also welcoming, making it the perfect setting for meals and gatherings.

The master suite was envisioned as a retreat within the home—a serene sanctuary where the homeowners could unwind, relax, and escape the demands of daily life. The design concept centered around creating a space that exuded luxury, spaciousness, and style. One of the standout features of the master suite was the choice of a statement carpet. Lined with precision and attention to detail, this carpet not only added a layer of coziness to the space but also served as a visual focal point. Its pattern and texture created a sense of depth and luxury that perfectly complemented the overall design.

There were many facets of this house, many rooms that needed a touch of something new, so we did our very best to ensure that each corner of this now dreamy home had an element of intentionality and serenity.

This project has not only been about design but also about the joy of creating homes that truly reflect the people who live in them. It’s a reminder that, through thoughtful design choices and an unwavering commitment to our clients, we can turn houses into places where cherished memories are made. We look forward to the possibilities that each new project brings and the opportunity to create more beautiful, functional, and inviting spaces for our clients. Your dream home awaits, and we’re here to make it a reality!

“Amber Benson is not only a talented interior design professional but she has values that I appreciate – hard work, integrity, honesty and complete respect for her clients.  Her attention to detail is amazing, as well as her frequent communication about the project and her calm demeanor in the process.

I have worked with designers in the past and appreciated their advice but NO ONE compares to the ease of doing a project as you’ll find working with Amber. Additionally, she is far more fair priced than most.  I could have never accomplished the pulled together look without her involvement and in my mind, I didn’t pay a penny for her services – indeed I saved money.  It only takes a few mistakes doing it on your own to wish you had chosen help.  I personally don’t have the time to do all of the shopping and Amber has sources I would have never found.  I am delighted with the finished project but equally delighted with how pleasant the experience was for us.  If you are considering Amber, don’t hesitate for a minute.  She is truly the best.”

Debbie M.

For more photos of this project, check out the portfolio gallery here. 
If you have a residential home, vacation property or commercial space that you hope to redesign or update, we’d love to help. Call us for a consultation at (918) 787-2500.
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