I love a really good before and after.
I could wrap myself up in them and head out on the town with a diet coke.
It’s what keeps me watching the Hallmark channel for hours on end and clicking on any link on Facebook that says something like, “you won’t BELIEVE what this house looks like now” and reading design magazine after design magazine.
And wait until you see the before and after I have for you today.
PS Thanks for the idea, Facebook. 🙂
The project started last year.
My friend Cynthia Weber shared her heart and her love story with me and how she was “jumping” to a new home and a new chapter of her life and a new design project, the Little Inn of Bayfield.
I can never, ever, ever resist a jump story.
Or a before and after.
So let’s start with the before.
Here’s the dining room of the Inn a year ago.
I thought it was pretty and airy.
I would love a glass of sweet tea and a piece of rhubarb pie at table eight, please.
Here’s another before picture.
I love the architecture and the history and those floors.
But….wait until you see the after.
Wait until you see what Cynthia created with this space.
She kept some of the classic elements (like that flooring and that amazing brick wall).
And added new tables and chairs.
And some new statement pieces.
The space feels so modern with clean lines and dark, rich textiles.
Now I need Roasted Chicken with Asiago Polenta and Truffled Mushrooms at the table near the window.
(total aside: I have no idea what asiago polenta is….I just googled fancy chicken recipes)
Just look at the beautiful hutch with rows and rows of glassware and bathrooms with the reproduction vintage faucets and beautiful patterned tile.
Every detail is perfection.
Every line and space divine.
Thank you Cynthia for letting me share your story and your journey and a little before and after….
….from the little Inn that could.
You go girl. 🙂
PS She’s also completely currently re-doing the most amazing house, too.
You can follow along with her journey….here.
PPS After pictures used with permission from A Simple Photograph.
Before pictures used with permission from The Little Inn of Bayfield.