decor

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

by

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

IN THE SUMMERTIME, there was the round-up of some the loveliest summer homes, and for today, another charming collection of photos, this time, before & after shots of dramatic renovation projects . . .

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

Above, architectural designer James Nigro installed a colonnade to frame the arched French doors in the garden room of a Tudor-style mansion near the Hudson River.  The interior design was done by Alexa Hampton, and included a flowered chinoiserie mural.  (2007)


{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

Fashion designer Cathy Hardwick’s Manhattan living room, where Mario Buatta dreamed up an Anglo-American sensibility by removing two built-in bookcases, and adding stripes and plaid, chintz and warm dark tones, antique chairs, moody paintings.  [Tartans paired with chintzes will always and forever be a favourite.]  (1997)

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}


{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}


Decorator Sandra Nunnerley overhauled this New York bedroom with shades of blues, grays, and whites intermingle with crisp valances and inverted box pleats, which are lovely, but did quite adore the warm pink before . . .  (2009)

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}


{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

Decorator Penny Drue Baird replaced built-in shelves and cabinets with a sweeping staircase in the entrance hall of her 19th-century Hamptons residence, creating a classic country-house aesthetic with woodwork and ceiling beams, seagrass and topiaries.  (1997)

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}


{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

And finally, design firm Cullman & Kravis joined two rooms together in this Manhattan duplex to create a bright and spacious kitchen complete with vintage-style light fixtures and white paneled cabinetry, stone counters and wide-plank floorboards.  (2005)

{décor inspiration | before & after : from the condé nast archives}

[all images from architectural digest]

 
3 Notes
  • Anonymous said...

    these are beautiful! but I actually prefer the before pic of Cathy Hardwick’s Manhattan living room, there’s too much going on with the Tartans and chintzes…. in my opinion. Also – love bookshelves, why get rid of them? 🙂

  • amazing! it’s so difficult to imagine how is gonna look like the house after the renovation, it’s great how much change!!
    thanks for sharing this! love it!

  • oh my goodness, these are the most perfect before and afters I have ever seen. I’m particularly in love with the first one. Those moorish arches always win me over. x

Comments are closed.

  • Thank you for stopping in to say hello — it's lovely to hear from you!

    Please note that comments are moderated for spam, profanity, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business.