Newer $2M Home gets Dramatic Interior Renovation

Newer $2M Home gets Dramatic Interior Renovation thanks to Stephanie Geyer.

700 Londonberry Rd Dining Before

English country manor takes a turn towards farmhouse with this dramatic interior renovation.  We met up with Stephanie Geyer at one of her latest projects to take a tour and see how she works her magic.  The photo above shows the first thing you see when you walk in the front door – a large dining room flanked by barn doors which looks out onto a rear covered porch.  One of the signature elements in this project was to add shiplap walls in several places over the drywall and it does not even feel like the same house at times.  And, that is the main point here.  In our real estate world of “location, location, location”, interiors can always be changed.  Sometimes radically.

The original kitchen design featured two islands, painted cabinetry and granite counter tops. Stephanie worked with the new home owner to combine the islands into a large one-level center island with a honed marble top.  The backsplash was replaced with white subway ceramic tiles by Waterworks.

Newer $2M Home gets Dramatic Interior Renovation

Kitchen – BEFORE

Newer $2M Home gets Dramatic Interior Renovation

Kitchen – AFTER

In the photos below, the Keeping Room was transformed from rich stained wood beams and boards to a more monochromatic palate which was then able to accommodate more transitional furnishings.  We are definitely seeing a recent shift to towards more painted wood and neutral color palates.  It is almost like people are bring a bit of the beach back home from vacation with them in their design preferences.

Newer $2M Home gets Dramatic Interior Renovation

Keeping Room – BEFORE

Newer $2M Home gets Dramatic Interior Renovation

Keeping Room – AFTER

Lightening the feel also meant lightening the stain on the hardwood floors too – a bold move move when the trend in new construction seems to be darker.

Looking for a splash of fun?

Stephanie works with a local artisan who has several pickers out looking for materials that can be re-purposed for accent pieces.  The photo below highlights two galvanized pails that were  inverted and converted into pendant light fixtures for the laundry room. I liken these artistic touches as “crushed red pepper flakes”.  It doesn’t take much to make a HUGE difference.  A sprinkle here – sprinkle there.

Newer $2M Home gets an early Renovation

Galvanized Pail Lights

Are you inspired?

Please let us know. We would be happy to help you put together a team to explore your dreams whether it involves moving or not. Email us at or call us at 404.939.3202.  Also feel free to visit our website

Special Thanks to Jan Brownfield, Coldwell banker Residential Brokerage, for the “before” photos from when the house was listed prior to purchase.

Michael Bunch is a Real Estate consultant, Life Coach, Strategist, Leadership Junkie and Writer. His real estate sales team works out of Atlanta, GA but through his connections, Michael can help you make great real estate decisions all over the world! His focus is long-term, clients first and legacy minded.

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