Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
How can removing a wall change a home’s whole personality? See for yourself! My client’s formerly closed-off dining space was a case study in underwhelming and under-performing. It just didn’t fit her family’s lively and modern lifestyle–she wanted a space where family members could be together and interact. The rooms cried for lightening, brightening, and opening up!
One of the great things about this new family dining spot–besides its airy farmhouse vibe, I mean–is that it is now just one part of a fabulous, functional living/dining/kitchen hub. It has truly become the heart of the home. Voila! (that’s French for “Ta-da!”)
You would never know from this bright and breezy space how dark, dated, and disconnected the rooms once were. For that you need…
There was formerly just an arched opening in the wall between the living and dining room. Ah, but now….
Would you like to see more of that fabulous white kitchen? Everything is totally new! I have more photos and info I’ll share with you next time.
In the meantime, what large or small changes does YOUR home need to feel more like home sweet home?