Before & After

#BrentwoodBoho :: Before + After ::

Designer: Mitzi Maynard

What was the client's end goal for their renovation, and what areas were you responsible for the design?

I  worked with this client in her previous home, and she was looking for a home that was better suited for she and her hubby, four boys, and a new puppy. It was great to be a part of their home search process as well! They found this home, loved the location (walking distance to the boys school), and it had the right layout for their family. However, it was outdated and the kitchen had a really disappointing lay out.

For me, this is where the fun begins! I was responsible for the kitchen, living room, dining room and all bathrooms. After a complete redesign of the kitchen, we were able to see the house come together. We started with great furnishings from the previous house, which helped keep the majority of our budget spent on renovations…including all bathrooms, lots of paint, new carpet, and many new lights.

Did you face any challenges in this renovation?
The most challenging but fun part was reconfiguring the kitchen.  We knocked down walls and columns, which allowed us to increase the cabinetry (by A LOT). One way we increased storage was by replacing the butler’s pantry with a floor to ceiling pull out pantry.   We also moved the location of the kitchen table so we could add a built in window bench beside the table to be used as a study space for the kids.

We love the colors in this home. What made you choose navy for the kitchen cabinets?

I have worked with this client for over five years, and this has consistently been one of her favorite colors, so it seemed like a no brainer to include it in the kitchen plans. 

What were you most excited about for this project?

In addition to redesigning the kitchen, one of my favorite parts about this project was getting to take the items we had selected for her previous home, and finding the perfect spot for them in the new home.


Take a peek below of this #BrentwoodBoho beauty’s transformation!

Photography: Joseph Bradshaw

Mitzi Maynard's latest renovation progress

Give us some history on this home!

The house was built by Hank Williams Jr. in the 1960’s

What major changes will we see in the new layout ?

A lot!  We knocked out walls, vaulted the ceiling on the main floor, moved doors, made the original master bedroom into a master bath & closet, and we are in the process of creating an entire new master bedroom in place of where a large balcony originally existed.

What materials did you choose and why?

My client's style is crisp and clean, so we chose a lot of black and white with gold accents & finishes.

Name one challenge you experienced in this reno?

The new large open concept for the main floor. While it’s great to live in, it also presented us with the challenge of using the space wisely!

Take a peek through the before and current progress pictures below!

*p.s. Mitzi is still in need of a hashtag - any suggestions are welcome :)

 

#WestEndClassicCaliFresh :: Before + After ::

MITZI MAYNARD: Interior Designer & Owner of Redo Home + Design

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Tell us a little about your client, and what they were looking for in their home renovation.

The home had been partially renovated, but my client was moving from California to Nashville and wanted a fresh start!  She wanted the house to reflect her style.  We began to add design elements that were more modern. Trying not to offend the original architecture, yet adding her personal style and aesthetic . 

Was this home a total renovation, or did it start with great bones?

The bones are beautiful! I love this house...especially the windows! 

That master bathroom is a favorite by many, and we’re dying over the vanity... tell us more!

So in this room it was about introducing elements! The brick wall looks original, but we added that, along with the classic black honed marble floor.  I have an amazing local custom cabinet maker that I work with!  Choosing the right wood and designing something that she had never seen before was exactly what she wanted. 

What part of the home did you get to design?

Everything except the kitchen. 

So many great pieces of art in this home - how did you incorporate all of it into each space? 

The art grew organically. She was collecting, and I was shopping for her on my buying trips and visiting local galleries. Then we just let each piece find its home!

Take a peek inside:

Photography by Aimee Mazzenga & design by Mitzi Maynard

master bathroom: after

master bathroom: after

master bathroom: before

master bathroom: before

living room: after

living room: after

living room: before

living room: before

living room

living room

dining room

dining room

wet bar

wet bar

home office

home office

home office

home office

hallway (upstairs)

hallway (upstairs)

mudroom

mudroom