Before and After

7 Dreamy Bathroom Before and Afters

We spent a good almost four years dreaming up our master bathroom renovation in Los Angeles before finally pulling the trigger. It wasn’t that it took us all of that time to make tile decisions, but in a house that was built in 1941, way-less-fun-but-more-practical projects kept taking the place of the bathroom project in our renovation budget… When it comes to bathrooms, they might be my favorite spaces to design! I love playing with color palettes and tile scale combinations, plus lighting in bathrooms is so fun! (I’ve …

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Before and After || Jen’s Mega Kitchen Overhaul

Today I’m so excited to introduce you guys to Sara Barney.  She’s an austin-native who spent time in LA before coming back here 8 years ago, so we have similar stories in that respect.  She is also an incredible interior designer and I’m so excited for her to share her expertise with us!  So without further ado, I’ll let her take it away!  I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! Hi everyone! Let me just start by saying I am so thrilled to hanging out over here at The Effortless Chic! As an interior designer (and a …

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7 Dreamy Kitchen Before and Afters

It’s easy to brush off design and styling as trivial, an unnecessary expense of time and money.  After all, laminate countertops from the eighties function much in the same way as our favorite quartz ones.  But I beg to differ.  Whether it’s a simple coat of paint, an updated backsplash, or a major overhaul like these projects, being surrounded in your daily life by colors, textures, and objects that make you happy has an actual physical effect on you.  Science has shown that homes with more natural light help combat …

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Before & After || A California Family’s Beachside Chic Kitchen Renovation

Hola! It’s Sara over here, sharing with you a dramatic kitchen renovation that you need to see to believe. I was first connected with Mindy Laven through a mutual design buddy and let me tell you, her remodel work is the stuff dreams are made of. When she first shared this beachside chic project with me, I thought she was trying to pull a fast one on me because I honestly couldn’t see how it could possibly be the same house. She assured me she wasn’t a schemer…she’s just got a thing for full home renovations and excited by the …

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