The first floor of this Kiawah Island home got a simple update that produced dramatic results. The original color palette of yellows, greens and browns, felt very Tuscan – a color scheme more popular in the early 2000’s. The homeowners, now living full-time in the residence, wanted to bring the home more in-line with their own aesthetic. Calming, coastal colors were used throughout the first floor living spaces. Grays, whites, light blues and beiges help to make the space feel more cohesive, larger, and more current.

Upon entering the home, a new home office features a dramatic overhead light fixture as well as new built-ins with a small desk. Comfortable seating next to the large windows at the front of the home make the small space feel cozy and inviting. A new pocket door was installed, mimicking the look of an existing pocket door to the butler’s pantry/bar area, allowing the homeowners to block the space off from the main entrance of the home.

The kitchen and butler’s pantry/bar feature white cabinets and beautiful matching tile backsplashes. The center island, in a beautiful pale blue color, was reworked to provide greater workspace. Cambria countertops were used throughout the space.

In the living room, brighter white paint colors, a new granite fireplace surround, and repainted built-ins help to give the space an airy, openness.

This project is a beautiful example of how smaller changes and updates throughout a home can have a huge impact!