So over the weekend, I finally got the chance to watch last weeks episode of Sarah's House- thank god for PVR! I really liked this weeks episodes (they've been playing back to back episodes- 1 hour, for the past few weeks now!), and found them to be a bit more up my alley and what I usually see from Sarah!
This week they worked on a mudroom/powder room/entrance way and a kitchen. The kitchen was an episode on its own.
I find this season very interesting to watch since, the layout of the home is so similar to what we are working with, and its giving us some great ideas for what we can do with our grungy mudroom, untouched hallway and our in-need-of-desperate-updating kitchen.
So to begin with, they started with the mudroom/hallway and powder room. The entrance to this home was so wide open that I think it was a good decision to focus an epiosde on how to make a big impact with your hallway.
It turned out beautifully:
Its so nice that they had the space to fit an actual sideboard into the hallway (great for storage)...however I know most of us dont have that amount of space, so consider looking into the idea of benches and/or a chair instead.
I love that the painted the wall around the door a darker colour, and repeated that in a wall in the kitchen as well. I love the light colour on the walls, and the choice of flooring (tile for the entryway and hardwood throughout) - beautiful.
Here is our hallway right now:
These pictures were taken before we moved in, and not much has changed....yet (except for a lack of accessories and decor that the previous homeowners took with them!). We definitely want to paint...everything, rip that carpet off the stairs- stain the tops dark and add a runner, and change out the "boob" lights to start. Anything after that will be decorative and at some point in time, we might replace the floors....or maybe sooner if I win the lottery!
So this episode definitely gave us some great ideas!
In this episode they also worked on the mudroom and powder room. The mudroom was basically the hallway into the powder room, but here is how the powder room turned out:
Major impact with wallpaper, a pedestal sink and the hallway was painted orange to bring some pop into the space. It was a little busy for me, but I love the idea of making a powder room an area to have fun with and play with different decor ideas.
Onto the Kitchen. Here is the reveal:
My personal favorites: the dining table and chairs, the grey (although I love grey anywhere in a house really....), the island, and the light fixtures above the island. Although I love the grey, I wish they had gone just a tad lighter in the kitchen....I did feel it was a bit cold, but that might just depend on the lighting when the photos were taken (Sarah actually addressed the issue in the episode herself). I think it might have felt just a bit warmer, if they had injected a bit more colour in the cabinets or countertops.
However, they did an amazing job on this room. I loved the actual layout of the kitchen, style of cupboards, furniture and accessories and the few peaks of wood in the stools and table base.
Overall another great episode and tons of ideas running through my head! Hope this one inspired some of you and stay tuned for this Tuesday's episode :) I am personally very much looking forward to the master ensuite episode ;)
Whats been your favorite room of Sarah's to date?!