Paint Consultation Success Story

I want to share a fun paint consultation success story that involves a long-distance relationship. Lisa is in New York, and she has recently put her lovely home on the market. Over the last several years, I’ve consulted with her on exterior paint colors (see here), her lake house interior, and the interior colors of the listed home I’m sharing here today. Although I’ve never met Lisa in person or seen her homes in real life, we’ve done some pretty awesome work together!

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Lisa sent me the sweetest email last week that was such an encouragement to me! I’ve been doing online/phone paint color consultations about a decade now, and I don’t always get to see the results once an entire project is completed. I absolutely love it when clients take the time to share photos or even write to me about how the project came out, and I thought this one might give you a few ideas since it includes a kitchen and bath renovation. Let’s start out with the “before” of the living room of the home:

before photobefore

What a difference – doesn’t this room look amazing??

My client worked with a designer on this renovation but, because of our previous work together, she wanted my help choosing the right paint colors and color placement. I also advised her on a few details of the updated space, including some finishes and rugs. The renovation involved removing a wall between the former dining room and kitchen. Here is the dining room before:

the before served as the dining room

Here is the new space after opening the wall into the kitchen:

new keeping roomthe after serves as a keeping room that is now open to the kitchen

Here’s the kitchen with short upper cabinets and soffit (and the former dining room beyond):

before

Opening up the wall into what is now the keeping room also made way for a peninsula with bar stools. The partial wall to the right is the backside of a built-in bookcase for the keeping room that I suggested during our consultation.

kitchen afterafter

At the time of our consultation, the far side of the kitchen had a breakfast area and a wall separating the kitchen from what was formerly a den:

before

LIsa and I chose the right white for the new cabinets and a wall color that would unite the new open space and play well with the beautiful tile she picked for her gorgeous new kitchen:

white kitchen with blue subway tileafter

Moving through into the new dining space, let me first show you the room when it was a den:

before of den (fireplace is on the right of the room, outside the photo)

Now it’s a light-filled dining room that adjoins the outdoor entertaining area:

dining room with fireplaceafter

The former bathroom was formerly really two adjoining spaces – a vanity area and closets in the master bedroom with the shower and toilet in the room beyond:

before

after

We worked with the tile and finishes she had chosen for the bathroom renovation:

paint color consultation by the decorologistbefore

to choose the new bathroom paint colors:

after

Here is the kind email she sent along with photos:

“Hi Kristie,

We haven’t worked together for a while, but I just wanted to say thank you.  I’ve decided it’s time to sell my main house and move to my lake home.   The house was listed today. When I looked at the virtual tour, as well as the exterior pictures, I felt so appreciative for your guidance over the years.  This house is is completely transformed from what it was when I bought it, and a lot of my ability to do that was from the work I did with you.

I’m attaching the listing so you can see what it looks like now.  I’m so proud of it.  Between Zillow and Redfin it’s up to 60 favorites and saves in just a few hours.   It looks wonderful and I so appreciate all the help you’ve given me!  Thank you for being so talented, so easy to work with, and for teaching me to be able to make good decisions that I can feel confident in even when I make them on my own!”

Now who on earth WOULDN’T want to buy this beautiful home??? I hope you enjoyed the befores/afters of this paint color consultation almost as much as I did.

I LOVE teaching people how to make good decisions about paint colors! It’s only a month until my LIVE, IN-PERSON Psychological Color Expert™ training – I’d be delighted to have you train with me to earn your certification in specifying interior paint color! Secure you spot here:

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I’m also offering my accredited home staging course Sept 16-18. Join me for either or BOTH ($300 discount for both courses)!

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elle
elle
3 months ago

None of the after photos are showing.

Susan
Susan
3 months ago

I’m on my phone, and I can see before & after photos. .
This is my sister’s home, and I can attest to the many positive changes Lisa has made, her appreciation for your help, and that she gives credit to you!

Vicki
Vicki
3 months ago

I can’t see them.

Jennifer
Jennifer
3 months ago

Can’t see the “after” photos!

Rhonda
Rhonda
3 months ago

Same problem here, but it I can now see the after pics. Beautiful!! So light and airy!! You are good!!!

Lisa
Lisa
3 months ago

Hi Kristie! I knew you were going to do this at some point but I was still surprised to open up the blog email and see my house there!!! The house was a HUGE hit – we had 20 showings in three days, another 18 groups came through the open house, and we received 6 offers. The offers ranged from $75k to $115k over asking! Buyers got very creative as they competed to be the winning bid – one person was a vet and she even threw in free vet services for life!

Thank you again for helping me fulfill my vision – I love it so much that it’s hard to leave, but fortunately I get to go live in the OTHER house we worked on together! I’m SO glad I took the plunge on the remote consultations with you. I was somewhat skeptical about how effective it would be, but you’ve developed such great ways to provide excellent guidance despite the distance. I recommend you all the time – working with you was one of the best design decisions I’ve ever made. Thank you!

Briana from Texas
Briana from Texas
3 months ago

I only see the “Befores”. No “Afters”.

Briana from Texas
Briana from Texas
3 months ago

Wow! What a beautiful and amazing difference!

Jennifer
Jennifer
3 months ago

It’s gorgeous! Photos all fixed 🙂

Geo55
Geo55
3 months ago

Such a beautiful reno! Especially the Kitchen and Bath changes. I have to confess, I prefer the ‘before’ wall color, because I love dark walls..but I do think this is perfectly designed to SELL. Can you share the color of the Kitchen backsplash wall? I can’t quite make it out. Amazing job, Kristie !

Tammie Burton
3 months ago

The home is gorgeous! What a difference some paint and new finishes can make. Another great job, Kristie!

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