Birch Street

Hello and welcome to pretty Broomfield, Colorado today, and what will be a European-inspired retreat.  I'm suggesting some big changes, but it will be worth it when you see what this house can become.

 We're adding some elegance to this home, and we're dreaming big.  Let's start with that lovely barrel ceiling and arched doors, and the rest of the house will fall in line from there.

To the left of the foyer is the kitchen, and while I don't want to open it up to the foyer, I do want to widen the arch and open it up to the family & dining room.

Something like this would be appropriate.  Here's a close-up of both kitchens, so you get a sense of the layout:

Now for the family room it opens up to:

I like the design from Thompson Custom Builders above, but I want to borrow a little glamour from Ginger's fantastic design.  Specifically, the three chandeliers and the mirrors between the windows.  Wouldn't that make a beautiful view from the front door?

As for the bathroom, 

it needs to be a little more like this:

Now that's something like.  Let's bring a little of that European glamour into the bedroom, too.

Ok, these ceilings appear taller than ours- please adjust your chandelier scale accordingly.  That fabulous bed reminds me of the Annie Selke bed that I showed in this post.

In the right hands, this house could really become a showpiece.  Thanks for reading!

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  1. Wow! With your comparisons I can totally get a vision of how this plain Jane could become the bell of the ball! :) Good eye!

    1. Hi Liz! That kitchen being so closed off next to that spacious family room just seemed to ask for that wall to come down. It just seemed so boxed in- and like you said, plain Jane. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Vicki,
    I love your room selection...especially the European flavor of each space. I've visited Colorado several times but I don't think I've been to this town. Still, very pretty.

    1. Karen, I know you can relate to a pretty image inspiring a post-- I had wanted to use one of Ginger Barber's designs for a while. I was happy to find a room grand enough to carry it off. :)

  3. Wow!! These European makeovers are so stunning!! That entrance hall certainly makes a welcoming statement. Love this "renovation!"

    1. Thanks, Kristy. I think once that foyer had those awesome arched doors, it wouldn't even need anything else to make a statement, but that pretty blue chest spoke to me, as well.