From Drab to Fab: A Home Revamp by Nicole White Designs

Nicole White Designs knows just how to turn a home in need into a complete and stunning creation! When Nicole’s client, Debbie was tired of her plain kitchen of wooden cabinetry surrounding the entire space, Nicole knew she needed to give it a completely new look. As a recent retiree, Debbie decided this was the perfect time to not only renovate the kitchen, but also the living and dining rooms, and hallway. After 25 years of wanting to re-design the space, Nicole was eager and determined to change the kitchen from drab to fab.

Modern Kitchen by Nicole White Designs

The pendants paired with stylish bar stools make the perfect combination in the ultra modern outcome of the kitchen.

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Dark wood cabinetry and steel handles contrast nicely to provide a sleek look.

You can’t truly appreciate the transformation of the kitchen without seeing what it came from. Cluttered counter tops, harsh lighting, and outdated wooden cabinets undoubtedly give this kitchen an 80’s flashback.

Gold Living Room

This space is given a golden ambiance with beautiful matching accessories, rug, and furniture. Insider news: the furniture was revamped with slipcovers!

It’s all in the details with this button-tufted chair with a damask pattern.

Dining Room Design

A renovation wouldn’t be complete without a dining room re-do! Chic and simple accessories give a refreshing look.

The light blue/grey paint was brought into the dining room along with a pendant light from Lowes. The look is complete with a beautiful and fresh floral arrangement.

All in all, the outcome of the entire project, from kitchen to dining room and everything in between, was a complete success. Budget-friendly and yet incredibly chic, the entire Nicole White Design team created a home that left the client beaming and speechless.

If you love projects like these, you’ll definitely enjoy the rest of what Nicole White Designs has to offer! Check out the rest of their portfolio here! One more thing, in light of Nicole opening her online shop, she is having her very first giveaway and is going to pick two lucky winners to choose any one item ($80 or less) from her new online shop!  Find out how to enter here!

High Style Makeover for a North End New Traditional Haven Home by Minor Details

Since 2001, Scott Neste of Minor Details has been creating hundreds of fabulous and creative residential and commercial spaces. Located in Tacoma, Washington, he has teamed up with local designers, artists and builders of the Tacoma Design Collective to create artful details and beautiful crafted pieces. Scott began designing at the young age of just 5. His method of designing is distinct in that he loves to see the progression of each design as well as his clients. He is passionate about using amazing design to communicate in creative and unique ways.

Among Scott’s various projects, we absolutely fell in love with the recent first floor renovation of this stunning North End Traditional home overlooking the Puget Sound.  As very progressive local heroes, the clients desired a home embodying exceptional style and comfort. Creating a design with traditional references with fresh twists to fit this vision, Scott was able to execute a makeover to fit their requests that included luxe fabrics, texture and tonal palettes to give a light spaces with spurts of drama where needed. Join us below to see some more of the details!

Minor Details Dining Room

A custom Rosewood dining table with black accents pair together beautifully. A fire place facade provides warmth to the room.

Minor Details Dining Room

Another view of the dining room showcases a textured pair of gold finished lamps that add elegance opulence.


This entrance way is given a beautiful facelift combining neutral benches with a large plum rug and mosaic drum pendant.

Living Room Design

Every home needs comfort and this living room does just that. Plush furniture in neutral tones among white cabinetry and windows provide a refreshing and comforting ambiance.

Sitting Area

Distinct furniture contrast, patterns, and texture fill this seating area with creativity and wonder.

Living Room Design

Elegance and comfort blend seamlessly together in this living area. A grand piano sits among a wonderful listening space of relaxation.

Many artful details were included by local artists including Scott Neste and Mindy Barker. Exceptional woodwork craftsmanship was seen by Madera Woodworking through the beautiful rosewood dining table, fireplace facade and faux finished library cabinets.

We hope you enjoyed this haven of comfort and elegance as much as we did! Want to see more of this home? Be sure to head on over to his portfolio to see more! Scott Neste also has his own online shop. If you like his taste, feel free to hop on over to shop his style.

Credits: Design and Project Coordination: Scott Neste, Minor Details / General Contractor: SE Construction / Custom Rosewood Dining Table: Madera Woodworking

A Contemporary Gem Renovation by SGH Designs Inc.

SGH Interior Design is a unique combo of husband and wife who met over a project 3 decades ago and have teamed up to share both their life and passion for design. Stephen & Gail Huberman have been designing together for 35 years and has spanned various design styles. Stephen’s background in Interior Design as well as theater and stage design combined with Gail’s extensive knowledge of art from Adelphi University. Their work spans from the Oheka castle, 15 showrooms, and various stores. Their work has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Design Times and many others that showcase what these team is capable of.

We are pleased to feature Stephen and Gail’s work on this beautiful contemporary design. This was a 2-year project that included renovations.

This entryway features distinct modern accents that encompass then entire style of the home.

A gray palette paired with wood furnishings provide a unique oasis.

This contemporary bedroom features calming hues of gray and browns that create the ideal resting place.

Neutrals enhance this living room as well as the artwork and lighting.

Another look at this space shows the animal print seating and patterned rug that give a modern vibe.

A breakfast nook makes a perfect gathering spot for the family.

We just love what was done with this home and believe it truly exemplifies what SGH Designs is capable of. This contemporary home is given both an upbeat feel while still maintaining and welcoming and inviting environment. Be sure to check out the other fantastic work by SGH Designs.



180 Sq. Ft. 1969 Moorish Airstream Trailor

Los Angeles interior designer Rachel Horn and husband and business partner, Justin Kreizel renovated a 180-square-foot 1969 Airstream trailer for a trip they were taking to the annual Burning Man festival. The trailer, which they found on Craigslist for $5,000, has a working kitchen and a full bathroom, a living room, a bedroom and plenty of storage space.

The couple splits their time between Los Angeles, where they did the renovation, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Mrs. Horn grew up, and where they have another office and retail store.

Want to see how the couple turned this Airstream trailer into a renovated interior design inspiration? Here are some pictures from inside the trailer:

Interior Decor

Interior Design

The couple sitting outside their new 1969 Airstream Trailer.

Interior Design

Notice the Moorish arches with curtains to separate the bedroom, which has two twin beds, from the main living area and the bathroom. Not visible to the eye is additional storage space under the beds. This is a great use of space and a good bedroom design idea!

Interior Design

This living area contains a daybed that can sleep two. The pillows were made with fabrics from Nobilis, Donghia and Larsen, among others.

Interior Design

This interior inspiration also has luxuries not commonly found in a trailer, like a cappuccino machine.

Now that they have this design on wheels, what will they do with it after the festival? Mrs. Horn says, “I’m excited to go camping more. My husband calls it “glamping.” Images attributed to the The New York Times 1 2 3 4 5.

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Refurbished Dublin 1930's House and Garden

Today Dublin architectural firm, CAST Architecture, graces the pages of our blog with their ingenious Sandymount renovation in Dublin, Ireland. The house is unique in that remains as the last standing house on the road retaining its 1930’s architecture and detailing. Throughout the project, the team at CAST architecture artfully maintained and extended the character of the home. The team adopted to use clear conservation principles to protect the style of this era simultaneously updating the home for contemporary living. See all the intricate details added below…and don’t forget to see more of their creative ideas in other projects as well!

Cedar cladding to as-found kitchen return

Entrance hall with glass corner and garden beyond

Open corner in oak and glass

Cedar window in a plywood wall (Kitchen)

Extension of the home

View from living room to dining room

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Diaries of An Ugly Lights Winner: Tiffany Lights Galore!

Remember the Battle of the Ugly Lights Contest we ran back in March of this year? And the ugly light with the most votes that won was “Christmas In A Tube“? Well, what you didn’t know was that Alison, our winner, had no idea her family was already planning a renovation in her home when she decided to enter the contest. Below Alison tells us all about how she put her $500 towards Quoizel Lighting to pristine use! Oh, and we think Tiffany lights are makin’ a comeback.

My dream finally came true…to redecorate my house! Man oh man, have I been dreaming of this day since, FOREVER! I seriously had no idea how this happened, but I’m so glad it did. Definitely much needed. What a process! With four different opinions coming from four different people, this was a fabulous way to get rid of the old, and create something new together. ALSO, with a little extra help from The Ugly Light Contest that I won (thanks for voting, friends!), our kitchen received two new lights all thanks to Designshuffle!

This process definitely made me bleed (from assembling all of the furniture/chairs together, hard work for two very confused girls), sweat (from the one and only, SOcal weather), and created tears of joy from the finished product. As our trash bins filled up, and our house emptied out, this created a very happy girl living with a very happy family.

Here are the Tiffany Lights that I won:) Super pretty and they really bring character to our kitchen. I was kind of skeptical about them at first because the wall color for our kitchen was still undecided, but I’m glad my family and I made this choice. Without these lights, our kitchen would seem dark and dull, but with these lights, it really brightens up the kitchen (yes, I know that’s what lights are supposed to do), but they really do! The Tiffany lights bring warmness to our kitchen and they are definitely fun to look at. They are a great addition to my ceilings and every time I look at them, I think of DesignShuffle!

These cabinets are really a blessing from the Man upstairs! We originally ordered the less expensive ones which were lighter in color, and not as coherent with our wall/granite color. But the company was out of stock the day they were going to install it!

My mom cooks like she is feeding 5,000. Her dream is to throw parties everyday and begs my sister and Ito invite people over. It’s so funny because I know she’s not lying…she needs a reality TV show, asap. Seriously, that is all she wants. The thing about our kitchen is that it is prettty small, but hey, she makes it work, less to clean! This kitchen is lined with cabinets to put all of her magical goodies and pans, pretty intense. Perfect place to play hide-n-go-seeek!

The final kitchen totally redone

Can you believe all this photography was done by Alison? Thank you Alison for visiting with us to share your end result. The Tiffany lights go all to well with that kitchen cabinetry. Astounding work! Thank you to Quoizel for providing such an awesome prize.

If you have a renovation project on its way, we’d like to hear all about it below. Begin uploading your final photos to Design Shuffle today.