Client Freakin Fabulous: The Guest Bath Reveal

Here is another informative and juicy post from my appropriately named  Client Freakin’ Fabulous. This time around I’m showing you some of the thought process that went into renovating their guest bathroom.

1 // I wanted to do something kinda cool in this cute little space. One of the first things that came to mind when we were pulling this baby together was adding a little visual interest to the floors to draw your eye away from the small space. PLUS having rad floors scores you double points when you can provide your guests with a rad floor for them to take a pic of their feet on for social media! I blame @ihavethisthingwithfloors !! HA!

2 // Add storage!!  Ya see….it was pretty little, and in my opinion if a bathroom is little, you really need to get creative with both storage, AND making it interesting with fixtures etc. so that it doesn’t just end up looking like an updated boring bathroom when your all done. We created this unique floating vanity out of walnut and added leather pulls for interest…and a touch of manly, masculine vibes.

3// To lighten up the room I painted the walls with Dunn Edwards white and changed the shower tile to a simple subway to keep everything bright and clean-looking. Instead of going with basic “silver” shower fixtures, we went with a matte black finish on all the shower trim and shower glass pulls. It was a lot more sleek and fit in with the whole vibe of the house.

4 //  We didn’t stop at the matte black though… Just a touch of brass was added with their faucet and some fun pendants to bring back elements of the kitchen and the rest of the house.. I love the look of it contrasted with the dark vanity and wood built out.

5 // Instead of just mounting a mirror, I wanted to do something a little more unique. We created a shelf out of walnut above the sink that would house the mirror and allow for a fancy Aesop soap and a cactus…or something a little less glamorous…like a curling iron?! 

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“after” photos by Tessa Neustadt

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//Before and After: Client Sandy Castles//

Obvs I have said it a million times…but I love a good BEFORE + AFTER and guess what…..It’s time for another one!!!  Can I just say I absolutely loved working with and adored these easygoing clients that I dubbed #ClientSandyCastles! This house was such a huge transformation turning from a dark and dated space into a light and airy breezy beach pad. I was lucky enough to get to work with architect extraordinaire Eric Olsen and dream contractor Luke of  Showalter Construction who made this project SO great to work on. I have said it before and I am saying  it again, working with talented trades, and really trusting and easy-going clients make for the BEST projects, and Sandy Castles was no exception. It was a really amazing job from start to finish.

So what did we do? Well this house was completely renovated. New kitchen, new layouts, new floors, removed walls, added rooms and a bathroom for their sweet little kiddos. I love how every part of  this home turned out – especially the kitchen and the adorable kids’ rooms. Take a looksie and tell me what y’all think!!

//ENTRY BEFORE//

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//ENTRY AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//FAMILY ROOM BEFORE//

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//FAMILY ROOM AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//KITCHEN BEFORE//

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//KITCHEN AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//DINING ROOM + MAN CAVE BEFORE// 

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//DINING ROOM + MAN CAVE AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt 

//MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE//

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 //MASTER BEDROOM AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//THE GIRLS’ ROOM BEFORE//

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//THE GIRLS’ ROOMS AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//THE LITTLE DUDE’S ROOM BEFORE//

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//THE LITTLE DUDE’S ROOM AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

There is still some other parts of the house that we will reveal….but for now this is the majority of the inside. Hope you like it!!!

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Client Freakin Fabulous: The Kitchen Reveal

I have been waiting patiently to get into the nitty gritty of Client Freakin’ Fabulous and all that went down in their sweet pad overhaul. I figured we should start with a little kitchen reveal. I am gonna go through the whole process – beginning to end – showing you how we achieved an open and airy vibe for the heart of this home.

1 // The first thing I wanted to do when I saw this space was knock down the wall separating the front room and the kitchen. I wanted to bring more light into the space and make it feel more open to the rest of the home.

2 // I painted the island a darker color and added panelling to the side of it in order to make it feel a little more modern. I also wanted to tie in the panelling from the fireplace and bookshelf in the family room and the island seemed like a perfect place to do it!

3 // The backsplash tile was changed to a 2″x8″ subway instead of the traditional 3”x5” size, giving the backsplash a more unique look. A custom mixed dark gray/brown grout was used to really make the tiles stand out.

4 // Brass was added. Yes, I know it can be a bit much sometimes to add brass when there are tons of stainless appliances, but I am a believer in the mixing of metals and frequently do it myself. I think it turned out fabulous…freakin’ fabulous! ha!

5 // To really make a statement with the island I added a 3″ thick Calcutta top. However, in order to save some dough and have a surface that was a little more durable we used organic white caesarstone for the back counter.

6 // The ceilings are a little low, so I decided to forgo hanging lights above the island and instead just focused on finding a super rad light fixture to place above the dining room table. 

I love the feeling of the finished space! It’s exactly the look we wanted to give our fabulous clients. 

Check it out!

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//Before and After : Client Freakin Fabulous//

GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS!!!! - BEFORE AND AFTER TIME!!

This is seriously the best part of my job. When I get to look back at what a space once was and see how a whole bunch of ideas and hard work transformed into a end result I am oh so proud of!  I seriously couldn’t be more stoked with how this beauty turned out and I can’t say enough about how amazing Clients Freakin Fabulous were to work with.  It’s so rad when you wrap up a job, and not only are your clients happy, but you realize that you have made a friend for life, and hopefully a client for life as well. I love this little fam so much, I am praying for a phone call and a chance to come work with them again. I told the clients I would come decorate anything…. a dog house, a cake, a freakin christmas tree…whatever, so long as it’s with them!!!

 Anyways, enough of the love-fest, and on to the goodies!!!

(Oh, and just FYI, I think what I will do is give the full before and after pics only now…and then go room to room later describing what we did, for those who may be interested in more than just pretty pics )

//LIVING ROOM BEFORE//

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

//KITCHEN & DINING AREA BEFORE//

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

//FAMILY ROOM BEFORE//

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//FAMILY ROOM AFTER//

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

//SIDE ENTRY BEFORE//

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// SIDE ENTRY AFTER //

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

// POWDER BATH BEFORE //

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//POWDER BATH AFTER//

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

 

//GUEST BATHROOM BEFORE //

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

//MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE//

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//MASTER BEDROOM AFTER//

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

// MASTER BATHROOM BEFORE //

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photo credit: Tessa Neustadt

I am Pretty Flipping jealous of this house…AND am planning on showing up at the door soon, with a suit case and enforce some squatters rights!

(as always out of respect to my clients and the fact that they have paid for my services, at this time I will not be able to give sources. I hope you can understand!!)

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// Client ‘Cool as a Cucumber’ Update //

We have been plugging away over at my “Client Cool as a Cucumber” pad. The end is in sight and I can’t WAIT till this house starts coming together. We have designed the entire thing and now we are on full order mode making sure we cross our T’s and dot our I’s and not screw the whole thing up! Ha!

Luckily the mood board doesn’t do the house justice!!! The vintage pieces we have purchased are off the chain and so are the custom pieces that we are designing.

Here is a little bit!

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Happy Hump Day!

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BEFORE AND AFTER: CLIENT CUTEST CANADIANS EVER

I wish I could show Before and Afters every single blog post. …Seriously I love seeing the transformations. It’s so nice to see the grand finale and put an end to all the work that goes into each project. Its like putting a giant check mark on the ever-growing check list of my work life. With this cute project, we were contacted to help this family (who live primarily in Canada) with their home here in Los Angeles. The family is young and hip and the house has a ton of character and charm. The master had a beige-ish grass cloth that we had to work around, so we tried to brighten up the space with blues, grays, and rusty tones throughout. The result is a traditional, bohemian, cali-cool vibe that we so dearly love around Ambular Interiors.

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Watcha Think? Cutest Canadians Ever right??!!

As always, I wish I could give you all of my sources for everything seen here,  but out of respect to my clients who have paid a fee for this info, I will give you all a “get the look” post soon! Thanks for understanding and being amazing.

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before & after// Dr. Client Clients!!

Holy WOW brown cow now now, its that time!

What time you say??  THE TIME!! 

 The time for the best part about this blog.  The magic show we all know as the Before & After post!! The post where we can scrutinize the before and then “ooooh and awwwwww” at the after.

I think I do better when I don’t try to intro to much and let the pics do the talking.

so without any more jibber jabber

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all after photos by Tessa Neustadt

Pretty dramatic, no???

So much was changed and I could not be happier with the way it turned out!

And, if you missed it and want to read a little more about the project, it was featured over on Domaine yesterday.

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Before and After :: Office Bathroom

Being as that I decided to up and get myself an office really quick, I was forced to think on the fly and make fast decisions when purchasing the main pieces for the office. I was at the mercy of choosing items that had no lead times and that were budget friendly.  I only had 1 month to jazzy up the joint and the bathroom was pretty gross, so we focused on getting this little dungeon hammered out and added some life to it.

Here is what went down

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// Sink Cabinet  // mirror // tiles // leather pulls // light /// Further hand soap // ceramic cup // rug // sink // faucet //

The bathroom is getting some fantastic wallpaper designed by yours truly !! (more on that later) but for now we just painted the walls all white.

not a bad little quick fix huh?

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Client Freaking Fabulous: The Bathrooms

We are steadily moving through the entire remodel of my “Client Freaking Fabulous’s” house. We have graduated from the kitchen and the front area of the casa, and have now moved onto phase 2 which is all the bathrooms. We have thrown together some serious inspo and made some mood boards and elevations. I thought I would give you all a gander at what we have been cooking.

// BATH 1 //

 

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// BATH 2//

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 I will save the “Before” pics of the actual spaces until I have some “Afters” to show ya!

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Client Freakin Fabulous : Update

What a wonderful long weekend that was! We had a big BBQ for my brothers B-day and labor day combined and then we went out for some kick ass Mexican food and a little bowling with some pals. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer…even though it’s still 136 degrees here. In work life “client freakin fabulous” has wrapped up the first phase of construction.

If you missed it…here is the house prior to them moving in …

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We are still waiting for the cabinet hardware, the faucets, and a brand spanking new custom designed light fixture..Its gonna be good!

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It came out quite fancy, no?

There are still missing parts, and obviously there is no furniture….but we have some really gorgeous stuff coming in!! Can you say 9 1/2 foot walnut slab dining table!! Can you say HUGE custom brass chandelier??!! Can you say enormous custom comfy sofa with walnut legs ??!! Can you say LEATHER!!

Anyways, that’s all I got!

We are moving into the office today. Its FINAL and we will be working from the new space all week. Stay tuned for those pics as well….hopefully by tomorrow!

 

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