Galveston Bay Home Makeover
Galveston Bay, Texas: Before
First, however, they would need some experienced hands on deck, so they reached out to designers Elizabeth Munger Stiver and Amy Munger, who got to work, bringing in warm pine for the floors, statement-making shiplap walls, and well-curated furniture that is both pretty and practical. Here, handy makeover tips to craft a home that's ready for anything.
Galveston Bay, Texas: After
The backsplash is from Daltile; the pendant lighting is from Restoration Hardware.
Idea #1: Create a hardworking entry
The painted chest is from Area. The lamp is by Arteriors Home.
Idea #2: Don't be afraid of close quarters
Striped and floral pillows are from Pine Cone Hill.
Idea #3: Charm with new finishes
The chairs are from Clayton Gray Home. The chandelier is from Arteriors.
Idea #4: Hang it up
The towels are from Target. The baskets are from Michaels.
Idea #5: Make room for function
The sconces are from Circa Lighting. The throws are by Sferra.
Bring in custom pieces. Outfitting your home with finds from your favorite stores is fine, but mixing in one-of-a-kind pieces, like a custom headboard or coffee table, is a great way to make your home unique.
Focus on floors. For one change that can make a big difference, look down. Swap out dated carpet or tile, or refinish worn wooden floors for an instant upgrade.
Be selective with lighting. Opt for quality over quantity when it comes to lighting—a statement-making chandelier will often be all you need in a space.
Consider your viewpoint. Think about what you want your design to achieve before dressing your windows: Use voluminous drapes for a romantic feel, or choose Roman shades for a streamlined look.
The rug is from Pottery Barn. The Philippe Starck Ghost stools are from Hive.