Entries by kpfinley

Design Files: Philanthropy By Design

I just realized that I’ve never revealed another great project.  There is an organization called by Philanthropy by Design which helps nonprofit organizations improve their spaces with the assistance of interior designers.  It’s a fantastic organization and I was lucky to be able to volunteer my services.  My project was one of the SRO community […]

Design Files: Loungy Bathroom Update

Last year, I had the pleasure of helping a church update their bathrooms.  I shared the plans and renderings here.  Just for a recap, this was the plan. I don’t have many before pictures as I was called in at the beginning of the construction phase.  But this is how the space looked at that […]

House Reveal: Office

So we’re at the end of the house tour – the last room I’ll be showing is the office.  I’ve shared the thought process on planning the space previously here.  The office has a great view towards the Hollywood Hills and gets great light during the day. Here is the bedroom before: Besides new windows, […]

House Reveal: Family Room

So we’re nearing the end of the house reveal and the pickings are getting pretty slim :D. The room that we use the most is the family room.  There wasn’t much going on in this room for months until the sofa finally arrived.  Now it’s at least comfortable even if Zoe has officially taken over the space. […]

House Reveal: Dining “Room”

As promised, here is a full view of the dining room. The dining room is open to the living room, kitchen, and den.  There is a 2-sided fireplace that separates the dining room from the living room.  When we first moved in, the fireplace had a large overhang/seating area that wrapped around it and protruded […]

A Few Additions…

The remaining areas of the house – the communal spaces – have been pretty much neglected.  We’re basically working with what we have except that there is an additional living space – the den – and we did not have furniture for that space.  Here are a few other things that we’ve added to the […]

Dining Chair Revamp

I spent the three-day weekend relaxing with the fam so we’ll take this short week off from the reveal of the final rooms in the house.  But I wanted to share a few of the random projects that I never got a chance to discuss. Last year, I decided I wanted to finally replace our […]

House Reveal: Bar Closet

Let’s celebrate another wonderful Friday by revealing the best part of the house…the bar closet :).  The closet was originally the location for the furnace. After we upgraded the HVAC system, we moved the entire unit to the garage and had this empty closet in the main family room.  The closet was skim-coated and painted […]

House Reveal: Guest Bathroom

The only other full bathroom in the house is attached to the nursery. When we bought the house, the bathroom contained yellow and black tiles/sinks/tubs/etc.  It actually wasn’t horrible and I would have been content with spraying it all white but the tiles contained lead and had to be professionally removed.  Here are before pics: […]

House Reveal: Master Bedroom

Let’s kick off this week with a peek into the master bedroom. The room looked like this when we started: The bulk of the work in this room was simple decorations.  We added a door for the closet, new flooring and a few electrical outlets for sconces/chandelier but the rest is just paint, fabric, and […]