Buffalo Project - The "Before" Pictures

  Exterior of the building. Isn't it fantastic?

Exterior of the building. Isn't it fantastic?

This past weekend, I shuffled off to Buffalo (literally) to begin work on a project in a historic building in nearby North Tonawanda.

The building had been broken up into office space, but the new owner is taking it from drab 1970's commercial, to a fab studio with workroom on the first floor and two stylish apartments on the second floor.

The entire project will take many months to complete...there is a lot of work to be done by contractors before it will reach it's "after" picture stages, as you can see below. But this weekend, we made the selections of all that goes along with the pretty "after" pictures...tiles, flooring, cabinetry, lighting. We had a great time and made some really sharp choices (if I do say so myself!)

I am so happy to be involved in this project, for someone I did work for when she was here in Akron. We have designed many beautiful things together in the past, and I was honored she asked me to be a part of this project in her home town. 

(Have skills, will travel!)

I am looking forward to showing you the completed project when the time comes!

Cheers,

Karen

  Some of my favorite details...the front door and this lovely oval window in the stairwell.

Some of my favorite details...the front door and this lovely oval window in the stairwell.

  She wants the ceilings as high up as they can go; some walls on the right will be removed to open up the space; her workroom will be in the back.    Imagine dark floors and crisp, light walls...ooh la la...

She wants the ceilings as high up as they can go; some walls on the right will be removed to open up the space; her workroom will be in the back.

Imagine dark floors and crisp, light walls...ooh la la...

  The first of two apartments upstairs will have an open floor plan, except for the bedroom and bath. The kitchen will be on the back left of this area, the dining area on the front left shown, and a living room area will be around the corner on the right.    Just look at all that natural light!

The first of two apartments upstairs will have an open floor plan, except for the bedroom and bath. The kitchen will be on the back left of this area, the dining area on the front left shown, and a living room area will be around the corner on the right.

Just look at all that natural light!

  What will be the second apartment upstairs. The area on the left there is where the kitchen will go. Through the doorway will be a living area, laundry, bath and bedroom.

What will be the second apartment upstairs. The area on the left there is where the kitchen will go. Through the doorway will be a living area, laundry, bath and bedroom.