Mountainside Remodel

This week has been CRAZY. I arrived in Philly with 3 of our designers on Sunday at midnight, installed a super pretty house we've been working on, and was home by Tuesday evening. We had electricians, handymen, landscapers, and movers there all at once. Thankfully, it came together smoothly (as smooth as installs can go at least), but now I'm exhausted! 

And then we launched our 2nd webisode! We go into more detail in the video, but basically our client has this beautiful mountainside home that just needed some updating. Since we weren't gutting the entire house it was important to blend styles and a streamlined-traditional look fit the bill perfectly. 




Creamy white cabinets and gray islands || Studio McGee

We started with the kitchen which already had a good layout, but needed a major refresh. We used 'Swiss Coffee' by Benjamin Moore on the surrounding cabinetry and 'Chelsea Gray' on the islands. Our client fell in love with this quartzite for it's beautiful gray tone, pronounced veining, and durability. It's not cheap, but it's a natural stone that is much hardier than marble! 

White and gray kitchen remodel Before+Afters! || Studio McGee
White and Gray Kitchen Remodel with Before/Afters || Studio McGee
Benjamin Moore 'Chelsea Gray' Island || Studio McGee
White and Gray Kitchen Remodel || Studio McGee

At first our client didn't want to paint the walls and trim, but with a little convincing they decided to go with it, and we're so glad they did!  It turned out so great and is one of the biggest ways you can make an impact in your home. 

Streamlined traditional style in our Mountainside remodel || Studio McGee

In the living room we took off the heavy dark shutters and kept to a really neutral and restrained color palette.  It gives the room a calmness you can feel the instant you walk in. 

Neutral textures in our Mountainside Remodel. Full tour with before/afters on the blog! || Studio McGee
Mountainside Remodel - neutral textures in the living room || Studio McGee
Mountainside remodel tour || Studio McGee
Mountainside Remodel Tour || Studio McGee

We love putting a room with really light walls next to a room with really dark walls.  We did just that in the formal sitting room with this charcoal metallic grass cloth wallpaper. 

Mountainside Remodel Piano Room || Studio McGee

The formal sitting room is also the perfect place to use a really light sofa since you won't use it as much.  

Mountainside remodel piano room || Studio McGee
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Mountainside Remodel Tour || Studio McGee

In the bathroom we designed this white oak cabinet with polished nickel pulls.  It pairs perfectly with the different blues tones in the cement tile.  Our favorite part though is the 10 inch shiplap that we did, instead of the usual 5-6 inches. 

Wallmounted faucet || Studio McGee

***Photos by Travis J. Photography

Kitchen: Island color | Surrounding cabinets and wall color | Faucet | Lights | Stools can be ordered through us by emailing 

Formal Living: Coffee Table | Rug | Sofa | Chandelier | Plaid pillow (similar) | Chair Pillows | Drapes and hardware were custom made | Art on Mantel | Map is no longer available | Chairs can be ordered through us! Email

Piano Room: Rug | Chairs | Side Table | Light | Art | Bench and pillows were custom 

Powder Bath: We designed and had the vanity custom made | Sink | Faucet | Tile (no longer available, but we got it from here!)