Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Oh so duuuurty!

I don't know about you, but great design before and afters are like my porn... Especially when we're talkin' carrara marble subway and hex tiles. Polished Nickel hardware and (original) claw foot tubs...
Here's the (fairly grotesque) before shot.
Images borrowed (without permission -tsk tsk) from A Brooklyn Limestone - where I can't get enough of her (I'm living vicariously) reno.

15 comments:

Olive Rue said...

Oh that last shot is a hot mess! Or as the quote from the movie Christmas Story goes...A pink nightmare. Love the redo though.

paula said...

I just discovered her blog. Her bath is amazing!

LindsB said...

I'm obsessed with her house before and after- it is jaw dropping and I love looking at it over and over!

marty39 said...

Oh my word. The before is scary and the after is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Southern Aspirations said...

Beautiful after! LOVE it!

Averill said...

Incredible. You simply can't go wrong with Carrera marble subway tiles. I hadn't run across this blog before but I LOVE a good reno story -- thanks for sharing, Alison!

my favorite and my best said...

i too jizzed in my pants when i saw this. reDONKulous!

GrannySmithGreen said...

O.K., just WHAT bathed in that Pepto bathroom? Eeek! Now the after is another story. Looks like Waterworks inspiration for sure.

Kristin said...

Hola from Texas!! Just came across your adorable blog...what a treat to find!

My hubby and I absolutely love Latin America--(we did mission work in Peru, and have a precious daughter adopted from Guatemala)--and I love design--so consider me a new loyal reader!!

Many blessings!
Kristin @ Domestic Ease
www.domesticease.com


P.S. I hope you don't mind, but I am grabbing your button to link to my site! ;)

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Don't you just ADORE her style? Dream home material!!

Federica said...

Oh my! That last pic is terrible! But I love that pink wall!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

she, and her fab home are the epitome of style and grace...and that before, Oy, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little!

Blueprint Bliss said...

All photos made me gasp- but for different reasons! Love me som b&a's.

JMW said...

What an amazing transformation!

Beaman the Interiors Chap said...

The before shot was horrible in a couple of ways. First the state of the place and also the garish pink.

Vast improvement and the results look very good.