Thursday, November 13, 2008

french cottage...




Mark & Kit have a gorgeous home, great style and have the perfect laid back casual California vibe that matches their beautiful home.  As with all the homeowner's we have been lucky to work with, we loved spending time with them!  We laughed a lot and shared many sweets including an amazing cake that Kit made for all of us on the day of reveal...SO GOOD! (mmmmmmmm, cake)

Their home all on it's own is just a beautiful piece of architecture that feels warm and inviting (just like them) but they wanted the room they spend  lot of time in and entertain in (the living room) to be a bit more "finished" with a casual sophistication.

Mark & Kit were inspired to make changes and take chances after browsing the RMS web page and find 3 super-amazing inspirations:

-KELLY & DAVE have a very balanced furniture arrangement that allowed for conversation and entertaining without feeling crowded.

-MONICA & ED have really beautiful built-ins that both mark & Kit wanted to find a way to be able to incorporate into their floor plan.

-JOEY & DAVID have a stunning dining room with beautiful cool blues on the wall and warm toned furnishings and drapery that Mark & Kit wanted to incorporate.  They shied away from painting their ceiling a lighter shade of blue than their walls, even though I tried to convince them, but after the reveal of the room....they booked a painter to come that weekend and do the ceiling.

AWESOME JOB to all our inspirational homeowner's!  You were all so great to speak to and your advice & encouragement for Mark & Kit were much appreciated by all.

RESOURCES:

-PAINT/WOOD FOR MOLDING, MANTLE & BUILT-INS: www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-WALL COLOR: Valspar Brand Paint in Martha Stewart Color: SHAKER BOX BLUE in flat from www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-ALL FABRICS (sofa, chairs, window treatments): www.calicocorners.com
-LG. COFFEE TABLE/TABLE LAMPS/FLOOR LAMP/GLOBE/HOUR GLASS/B&W HOLLYWOOD PRINT: www.empiricstudio.com
-2 ROUND SIDE TABLES/ROUND MIRROR over fireplace -AND- POTTERY: www.roomandboard.com
-CURTAINS made by: www.kohlmanquinn.com
-RECTANGULAR side table with glass top by (2) chair seating area: www.kohlmanquinn.com
-BLK ROUND SIDE TABLE/PILLOWS/CANDLE STICKS ON MATLE/RUG: www.potterybarn.com
-READING FLOOR LAMP: www.restorationhardware.com
-SMALLER SQ. MIRRORS/B&W PRINTS OVER COUCH/MISC. ARTWORK:

-The B&W chairs were Mark & Kit's purchased at a vintage, local Los Angeles furnishings store.
-The couch was Their couch as well...I just reupholstered it.
-The two new chairs in front of the fireplace I had custom made for them. 

AMAZING work and craftsmanship by JARED, DANNY, RUPERT, JEN, RUTH & IVANA!
Thank you team for an incredible transformation.  I LOVE you guys!

-Have a great weekend everybody.
Angelo


30 comments:

Jill said...

I have one word-- WOWZA!!

Holy cow Angelo......I am an earth tone kind of gal, but boy that blue was beautiful. Love the mirrors, the armless chairs and the square lampshades.

Very sophisticated.

Once again, you went forth and designed well.

Have a great night,
Jill

Susie said...

Honestly Angelo! This is unbelievably gorgeous!!! I have no idea how you do this week after week, but THANK GOD that you do. I am a HUGE FAN! Susie

JeanetteS said...

This space is one of my favorites. And those chairs, wow!!

tracee said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! You're work is amazing.

Anonymous said...

This is truly an amazing room! I don't even know where to begin, the chairs, THAT coffee table, the wall color, the new fireplace, YOU! I am in love with all of it and if you came with the room, that would be a done deal.

Lee MN said...

Truly beautiful. This room just blew me away. Thank you for listing all the resources! I now have the weekend planned. I am redoing my living room (much smaller budget of course, but your inspiration is going to lead the way. Much admiration and respect, Lee

STR said...

This room and your work are just so inspiring. Every week you never cease to amaze me. Your color, fabric, furniture, and texture choices are beyond anything I can even dream up and yet they are a dream. You have whole town is St. Louis singing your praises.
Many blessings, STR

TR said...

Oh My God! Oh My God! Oh My God! this room is so gorgeous. I want it all!!! I am at a loss for words and I write for a living! YOU, Mr. Surmelis are a MAD-CAP GENIUS and you have me under your design spell. Also, every time I see you on the telly, it seems like you just glow. How is that possible?

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT JOB!

irene said...

This room was unbelievable! I wasn't crazy about the fireplace at first, but once everything was done it all looked beautiful. As you do every week, you simply amaze me! Awesome job!!

sandra said...

I am completely impressed and blown away by the finished room. I SO DID NOT see this coming! Unbelievable transformation. Just beautiful. Sandra

Kevin said...

This is an amazing transformation. That wall color is gorgeous. I never would have used it in this context, but when I see it all together it makes perfect sense. AMAZING.

TL said...

Everything about this room was "just right" including you in it! Much continued success!

Gail said...

INCREDIBLE transformation!!!
Thank you for your inspiration and charm.

Diana L said...

Are you kidding me with all this beauty? Honestly Angelo. I can't take this week after week. Every week I yell at my TV that this can never work and then the reveal arrives and I am scrapping my jaw off the floor. OK, enough already. I am a fan! You win.

Amy said...

This makeover was exquisite. I love your show.

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess I have to be honest here. I don't really like this room. As a matter of fact I am not of fan of your work period. I don't think any of your rooms look nice. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I have never been a fan of you or work work, but this room is nice. To each his own.

Joanna said...

Great room. I love the finished product. I am using many of these elements now in my own living room. Those curtains with the wall color are inspired and so are you.

Anonymous said...

dreadful.

Jackson said...

Angelo, I am always surprised at the different points of view of a room. I feel it's like a work of art, everyone is going to have a different perspective. I am a big fan of your work and I hope that you just continue to create without being influenced by the "critics."

KittenNYC said...

I am sure that you don’t let negative feedback rain on your parade. You could have easily deleted those negative posts or called out the poster. I think it speaks to your character that you did neither. I didn’t need another reason to admire you, yet here one is. Thank you for not only being a great designer and host, but for also being a quality person.

As my father always says, “Don’t let the turkeys get you down.”

I hope you have a great week!

Monica

karen said...

Just a gorgeous room. The color, the furniture, the lighting, the rug, and all the details! I LOVED this makeover. Angelo, I am a big fan and have been one since Clean Sweep days. It has been a thrill to watch your career just skyrocket. I KNOW there's more (bigger stuff) in store for you.
Karen

Lisa said...

I think this room is one of the most beautiful rooms I have seen on HGTV. The combination of all the unique texture, colors, and ideas give me inspiration to go beyond my usual decorating...VERY obvious, and try new things. After all, it's only stuff right? I adore your work and you! Your very loyal fan, Lisa

Julia said...

STUNNING! This room is just absolutely STUNNING! I love and want everything in it.

Lori said...

This is such a beautiful room that I don't think I would ever leave it.

LEXI said...

This room has got to be one of the most beautiful room I have ever seen on a makeover show. Seriously Stunningly Beautiful! Mr. Angelo Surmelis you are as lovely as your rooms. Consider me a fan.

Anonymous said...

I can't handle the beauty! THIS is one of my FAVORITE rooms ever!!! I don't know how you do it and I don't know how you make each episode so completely different than the last. Each makeover isn't JUST a pretty room, it's a living, breathing real space for these people to live in. I used to work on the production end of TV makeover and reality stuff. I have seen it and worked with it all and you are one unique genius. I would love to be a fly on the wall of your brain.

Greg said...

UNBELIEVABLE! This room more than rocks. THAT fireplace/mantle combo is just perfect. WOW.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

WOW!! What an amazing room and I love this shade of blue. Gorgeous!

Kathleen

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