the garvey's have gone for five days, we have been working on their project for eight months, and this is the week of the reveal. please join us to watch how the garvey project in san diego california comes to a complete and wonderful crescendo at the end. all the construction's been done, the built in's, the paint is on, but for five days the clients move out of their house and we come in as a team, bringing this entire project to completion. you're going to get to see not only the before pictures, but what it takes to get to the end, and exactly how our clients respond to their brand new beautiful home. please join us. husband: it was everything i expected and more. i'm not someone who cries often, but i cried when i saw the pictures of my dad put up in a way i could never have imagined. wife: the warmness of it, the colors and the warmth and to just feel like i am comfortable, and that others are comfortable coming here, and it's nice to see our own personal touches, the feel of it just feels right. rebecca: oh you like that?
wife: it makes it much easier to just grab glasses or you know. little girl: my favorite one is that one. rebecca: oh is it? little girl: yeah, that's my favorite picture. the garvey's wanted a family friendly home, with a modern twist on traditional style. using rich and sophisticated finishes fixtures and furniture, we updated it to be the home they were longing for. this stuffy living room was seldom used. so i created a cozy conversational area, with four upholstered chairs,
an eclectic set of side tables, and a ten foot tall bookcase. the perfect backdrop for liked and little accessories and plates. geometric patterned window treatments replaced the old traditional draperies, creating a first impression drama the room was screaming for. the china hutch was abandoned, and traditional panel mould in a deep espresso finish was added to one wall. this provided the perfect spot for the commissioned painting of our clients beautiful little girls. modern, classic dining room furniture placed beneath the fabulous new chandelier tops this room off as a destination spot for parties and for entertaining, this once average staircase and hallway, now set a clean and updated transition between rooms. . one thing this house did have was a large family room.
large in fact. at least for its existing entertainment center. our clients dream of a flat screen television was in serious question. first order of business, i eliminated the deep hole intended for the tube t.v., and created a stone fireplace with a beefy mantle. i incorporated hand forged rod iron pieces for the windows and added bookcases spanning the entire width. now, the plasma television, oversized sectional sofa and comfy chairs fill the space appropriately. touches of brilliant color tie the room together with artwork, pillows, books and accessories. it%u2019s tough to be excited about an outdated kitchen. changing the finish on the cabinetry to deep espresso brought this kitchen up to today's standards. with eight foot tall maple cabinets in a ten foot tall room,
dark pieces of art trick the eye into believing that the cabinets extend all of the way to the ceiling on the left. while custom made cabinets on the right actually do. a new pantry door, custom window treatments, and a swanky new pendant light dropped over the island do the trick for this kitchen's mini facelift. when our client needs to escape from the family for occasional work at home, the room just off the living room proved to be the perfect spot. a quiet retreat in mind, i closed in the opening between the two rooms with a custom made arched window and beautifully crafted iron inserts, which still allow light to filter through. handsome wood paneling, textured grass wallpaper and a custom made desk, suiting his specific needs combined with some personal touches, this room is fit for today's executive at home. one thing i'm sure of, our clients are enjoying the investment they made in their home. they now know what it means to live. your. style.