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Sonja & Michelle

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Sunny • Open • Slightly industrial • Practical • Ready for guests!

Sonja found her forever home in this sunny rancher, but it needed a few structural fixes before she could truly settle in. We switched up the layout to create an open-concept living room and kitchen area where her tight-knit family—including her sister, Michelle—can gather. We also transformed the original kitchen into a greenery-filled sunroom and painted a bold green accent wall in the dining room. Throughout the reno, Sonja reignited her passion for design and helped us with some of the home’s most beautiful details.

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wdt_ID Room Product Type Product Company STYLE Product Code/Sku
1 Living Room Fireplace Black in Stone Ashbusters Black in Stone N/A
2 Living Room Light Viaggio in Black/Satin Nickel Tech Lighting Viaggio in Black/Satin Nickel N/A
3 Living Room Entry Light Manette Flush Mount in Transparent Smoke Tech Lighting Manette Flush Mount in Transparent Smoke 700FMMANLTKS-LED
4 Living Room Throw Pillows Cosmic in Salute/Cement Jaipur Living Cosmic in Salute/Cement CNK68
5 Kitchen Countertop Manhattan Wilsonart Manhattan Q1016
6 Kitchen Backsplash Tile Dual Cotton Hex in White Soci Tile & Sink Dual Cotton Hex in White SSN-1520
7 Kitchen Prep Sink Vault in Stainless Steel Kohler Vault in Stainless Steel K-3822-NA
8 Kitchen Sink Farmhouse 3018 in Pearl Native Trails Farmhouse 3018 in Pearl NSK3018-P
9 Kitchen Faucet Karbon, Vibrant Stainless Kohler Karbon, Vibrant Stainless K-6227-C11-VS
10 Kitchen Pendant Lights Windsor Pendant in Concrete Tech Lighting Windsor Pendant in Concrete 700KLWDSCS-LED930

Before & After


This was a rare “good” reno surprise! We uncovered existing brick on the fireplace, and it was in such great shape that we scrapped our original plan of covering it with white tile. Plan B: We gave it a quick facelift by whitewashing it and allowing some of the original color to peek through, then installed a new gas fireplace with a simple, clean finish.


While the dining room got a literal green wall, the sunroom got an eco-friendly version. Rows of rectangular wall planters are the perfect addition to this space—together, they look like a living art installation! All of that greenery requires tons of sun, so we installed three new windows (no muntins, per Sonja) on the side wall to let in as much natural light as possible.


This white hexagon backsplash tile adds a unique layer of texture to the kitchen without overpowering the space. (In the upstairs bathroom, we installed a smaller white hex tile in the shower floor.) Sonja didn’t want an all-white kitchen, so we went two-tone with the cabinets: a white finish for the pantry and uppers, and a light gray wood finish for the lowers.


Art director: Erin Hinkley
Construction lead: Polk & Associates Construction

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