Coastal Condo Makeover


Before and After's are always fun to see. I recently finished the renovation of a rental property in Miramar Beach, Florida, in the Sandestin resort. The condo was built in 1982, and still had most of the original colors and features including pickled pink stains, beveled mirror walls, and dated, mismatched furniture.

BEFORE
 AND AFTER

The mirrored wall, below, was replaced with whitewashed 1x6 planks for an updated coastal vibe.

BEFORE

AFTER

I decided to keep the palate mostly neutral, to keep it clean and focus on the gorgeous view. Even on a foggy, cold day, the Gulf of Mexico is breathtaking.


 A neutral palate can get boring if it's not balanced with lots of texture:
The kitchen and dining area had a pseudo-Italian look going.
 BEFORE
We whitewashed the stucco walls, removed the bar corbels, and painted the cabinets Worldly Gray by Sherwin Williams to lighten the look. The massive orb chandelier, modern seating, driftwood table, silver finishes and new lighting keep it fun, casual and sophisticated.

AFTER

Kitchen cabinets BEFORE
AFTER

This job was done on a TIGHT budget. In order to fit in all of the painting, construction and new furnishings, I shopped at Target, Home Goods, Tuesday Morning, Wayfair, Ikea, World Market, Overstock, and outlet stores. The only custom items were the pillows, below. Custom pillows always take it to another level, in my opinion:)



The chandelier, below, was found many month ago at the Pottery Barn outlet. It was the piece that set the tone for the whole project. The hammered vases from Target were drilled to hang on the wall. Right now, the palmettos are fresh, but they will dry to a cool pale blue/green color.

The cocktail table from World Market holds bedding for the sleeper sofa. This condo sleeps 8.


The master bedroom and bunk room needed a lot of attention, and it was not in the homeowners plans to renovate these rooms at this time. I convinced them to let me do small updates to blend the spaces. HERE IS THE BEDROOM BEFORE:

AND AFTER


Bunk room BEFORE:

And AFTER...sorry, no good photos of this hard-to-shoot room. It turned out pretty cute in shades of blue and white:

 Here are two more photos to give you an idea of layout:



If you would like info on renting this condo on the beach, please click HERE


Thanks for taking a look!

3 comments:

SHERRY HART said...

Lisa...what a makeover! It is 100% prettier after you worked your magic!

Pia Maheras said...

Brilliant!!!! Where can I rent this place???

Jennifer Schoenberger said...

This is so GOOD!!!! They are going to make bundles renting it all thanks to you! Love the idea of drilling the vases to the walls brilliant! We need some of those pretty green fronds around here...bring some back next time haha.

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