Hello! (Drumroll, please) Today, I am finally sharing the distressed property we recently renovated into a Moody and Modern Home. I really love how this house came together. So grab a beverage, and let’s tour it together.
The house needed more TLC than anything else. We were able to keep the same floor plan. We replaced the old furnace, updated the wiring, and added new fixtures and appliances, but the bulk of the refresh attests to the power of paint!
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You walk into the house from the front door directly into the living area. Here, the most significant change is the brick fireplace, which we painted SW Black Magic 6991. It’s a beautiful neutral black and the perfect beginning to a more modern feel in this home.
We furnished the living space with lots of warm, neutral colors to compliment all the wood trim, which we were determined to save. It took a lot of elbow grease and a few repairs, but I am so happy we were able to keep it. Texture and live plants help to soften all the wood and bring a cozy vibe.
The living room opens up to a dining room. The floors throughout the house are original, so we refinished them. We may have to replace the windows eventually, but they all work, so for now, they are staying.
The wallpapered ceiling is one of my favorite details in this moody and modern home!
The kitchen was in pretty rough shape. Here is where we began. The cabinets were in decent shape once we scraped about twenty years of grease and dirt off.
What you can’t see is the overwhelming smell of cat pee. :-
We replaced the floors, replaced countertops, added backsplash, and painted the cabinets SW Alabaster.
A new sink in black, along with black hardware, keeps the feeling modern.
Upstairs has three bedrooms and a full bath. After we found mold issues behind the tub and the sink, the bathroom had to be taken down to the studs.
Bathroom shot during the first walkthrough……ick.
We replaced the cabinet with a vintage cabinet and a new sink.
Tiled the tub area and replaced the tub.
And added pole wrap to the wall behind the toilet for an accent wall—all the hints of black add to the moody and modern vibe. The wall art makes me laugh!
These prints brought in hints of green to tie in the green tile.
Outside the bathroom is the linen closet, which also shows the power of paint! This is also painted SW Black Magic. This was an easy way to modernize the cabinet for less than $50.00, including the new hardware.
Here is the same cabinet before:
Bedroom number one:
This is a small room with only room for a full-size bed. We kept the colors warm here.
The bedding is from Target and is extra cozy.
Down the hallway is the Main Bedroom:
Here, we painted the room SW Cityscape and added the DIY Headboard. We kept the hardware on the door wherever possible. I adore the glass doorknobs.
In the final bedroom, we kept very neutral, and I love how much light this room gets.
With all this natural light, I added a propagation station to the wall.
And, of course, lots of cozy bedding.
At one point during this renovation, we thought this house would be a flip, but we loved how it turned out, so we will keep this house and rent it as a furnished mid-term rental.
That is it for our Moody and Modern tour. What do you think? Is the Moody and Modern style for you?
Until Next Time,
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