Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guest Post: Hazardous Design!!!

I have a secret.

I desperately want to buy an old house and completely overhaul it into something amazing.

Well, Carrie and her hubby are doing just that over at Hazardous Design!!!


I am always a sucker for a great before/after...but Carrie's are flippin' *INSANE*...girl has got some design chops and I couldn't be more thrilled that she is sharing her fantastic projects today!  Not only are they completely gifted in the home remodeling department, but Carrie is just full of fantastic ideas and inspiration, I always love seeing what she has to say!

I mean really, is there anything more charming than an old house?
What about old house charm with new design panache??? 
Then we have hit the motherload. (c:


When Aubrey asked me to guest post about what makes the house a home, I had to stop and think for a minute. We've been remodeling our home room by room since we moved in about 10 months ago. For us, home has meant living with tools on the kitchen table, late night take out, and drywall dust everywhere! Remodeling certainly isn't for everyone, but it is giving us the opportunity to put our personal stamp on every room in our house to make it our home.

For instance, our home office looked like this when we first looked at the house.



 It wasn't awful, but we had a different vision in mind.


A bright, sunny space with lots of color is definitely more "us".

In our bedroom, we needed to get rid of all the ways the previous owner made the house his home. He was an avid sailor and used this as his motif to decorate.


We toned down the yacht club vibe so that it became a restful spot for us to relax at night.

Our powder room is probably the best example of how we've made our house our home. Because the plan is to stay here a while, we decided to go really bold with some of our choices.  And clearly we just couldn't live with it looking like this...

So we made it look like this.


With every room we complete, we're turning this house into our home.

Regardless of the dust and construction debris we live through from time to time, home will always be the place my husband and I enjoy coming to at the end of a long workday. Especially when we're greeted by these two little monsters with their tongues hanging out and tails wagging :)

Can you even believe that is the same house???

And every time I see that powder room I want to curse the fact that we are renters and can't wallpaper. It looks so *aaaaaaaamazing*.

Thanks so much Carrie for sharing the fantastic transformation here! And if you just can't get enough, the transformation is still going on at Hazardous Design...and you should definitely check out their latest project: the Mudroom Makeover!

And up tomorrow:



37 comments:

Amanda Hill said...

The re haul of an old house would be my dream too!

Tania van der Merwe said...

That powder room is just my favourite!!!

Cathy Wall said...

I agree, Carrie definitely has some "design chops!" This is my first visit to All Things Bright and Beautiful and I'll be back!
Cathy @ Room Rx

Jenna Lee said...

That striped bedding is to DIE for! What a great decorating idea that ceiling picture

Jessie said...

I just found her blog yesterday! I am OBSESSED with her powder room. Thank you showing the rest of the house.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I literally gasped out loud when I saw the powder room transformation! Carrie and Chris clearly have serious talent! I look forward to their room reveals and get so inspired by them (I also love that the nosy munchkin pups are in all the photos!)

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That is fantastic. I just love the office space. They are so talented. Thanks for sharing . . now I can waste {I mean spend} even more time on the laptop today.

Erin @ His and Hers said...

Carrie's blog is great! And I couldn't agree more that the BEST home is where the people (and pets!) you love are. I like my decorating projects, but this house would be totally lame without my husband and our kitties. :)

tina / half of what I say said...

Carrie, your house is stunning. I'm going to be following your blog to see the progression! Love how bright and airy you've made everything! lol about the yacht club. :)

Andrea@FancyThat! said...

Filing cabinet style bathroom! Ha!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

That is my dream as well, completely gut out a brownstown in the city. WOW that renovation is unbelievable, its the same house?? amazing!

Alexa said...

First of all. Gorgeous job you guys! Secondly I love your dog in the photos. His little face cracks me up.
xo
Alexa

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love Carrie and her fabulous transformations. Great post! The dogs...oh my goodness. Cute overload:)

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Amazing!!! Awesome work! Love the changes to each of those rooms! Bravo!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Simply charming! and I have to agree that the bathroom is gorgeous! I would love to re-wallpaper my own to something this divine!!

Portuguese Prepster said...

wowww this is so cool! I will have to follow their blog. Those pups are soo cute too!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

I'm loving this Hazardous Design {and A, you always have the best guest bloggers}! Gorgeous bathroom reno... I love that wallpaper! xo

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

I'm loving this Hazardous Design {and A, you always have the best guest bloggers}! Gorgeous bathroom reno... I love that wallpaper! xo

Liz said...

Gorgeous home!! Such fab renovations!

DecorandtheDog said...

Carrie's bathroom gets me everytime. It's so easy to go wrong with bold wallpaper but those dragons are just so darn pretty!!!

designstiles said...

The bathroom is gorgeous. Love the wallpaper and the baroque stile mirror.

Our friends bought a complete reno house and what they thought would take five months until it was livable took over a year!!! It's still not completely finished and they haven't even started on the furniture. Never again, they said. But they do have a home to call their own.

Style, She Wrote said...

These redesigned spaces are amazing! Very put together but not too fussy. xo style, she wrote

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Aubrey, thank you for inviting me to guest post today. This has been so much fun!

Bud and Leo said...

This re-design literally left me with my jaw dropped! Love it and love those little 'monsters' :) how cute!

Hollie Ann said...

wow! that bathroom with the back mirror is soooo my style! or everything you post is "my style"? ahahha

hollyG said...

I love Carrie's blog and I love what they have done to their home. I just love that office...

Stephanie said...

Wow!! The whole house is great but I really adore the powder room transformation.

Julie and Lauren said...

Dark blue walls have an amazing way of opening up a room! Love it.

Amy said...

Wow, you've done an amazing job with your re-do's! Your rooms now look awesome!

amy day to day

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Thanks for introducing me to another fabulous blog. I'm blaming my lack of productivity on you :) LOVE that bathroom!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Oh goodness--they are doing great work! I love the powder room! I also dream of buying an old home full of character and making it my own!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Love her blog and love her house! That office transformation is amazing and beautiful!

http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

Dressy Celeb said...

Grat transformation!! The bathroom is great!! :)

And the two doggies are so cute!! *_*

Kisses!


New post on my blog!
♥ Dressy Celeb ♥

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Carrie and her husband are doing an AMAZING job renovating their home. My mouth literally DROPPED when I saw her bathroom reveal (even though I followed the whole process)...GORGEOUS!

London Handyman Services said...

Great combination of Wood , tiles & Carpet.
Color combinations are also great.& specially two cutie cutie doggies.
Nicely managed home.

Things To Do said...

Seeing a place like this makes me want to learn how to remodel. But until then, I'll just covet that wallpaper! Great inspiration.

Ramesh Saini said...

Very beautiful place . I love this.
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