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Flipping over Fairfield and The Finishes!

Flipping over Fairfield and The Finishes!

This post was done in collaboration with Tempaper. All opinions are 100% mine.

Guess what!? The Fairfield flip is done!!! But, you will have to wait just a few more days for the big final reveal… I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Trust me, I’m anxiously awaiting the moment when I can showcase ALL of our hard work, but we really need to have the property listed and up on MLS first (and that is happening this weekend with the very first open house scheduled for this Sunday- fingers crossed that we get some interest and maybe even an offer or 2)!

What I WILL be highlighting in this post are 2 of the areas in the home where we took things up a notch. Through my collaboration with Tempaper, a company that makes removable wallpaper, I was able to give the new homeowners (whoever they may be) a truly custom space that I’m almost positive one won’t find in your typical builder grade flip! Realizing that this property would most likely belong to another young family, I was hoping to give the new buyers a home with big personality that can evolve as they evolve. The graphic modern design of the Novogratz paper was exactly what I had in mind, and the removability of Tempaper as a whole gives our audience options. We had to keep in mind that design is very personal- and therefore, having the ability to tell the buyers that the paper is easily removable, just in case their tastes change as they do, is a huge selling feature

Novogrtaz groove and wheels paper by Tempaper

The 2 rooms that received the Tempaper upgrade were the dining area (its an open concept first floor design so you can see it right when you walk through the front door) and the master bedroom suite. Let’s start with the dining/kitchen…

Below, you’ll see where the old kitchen was- yup that tiny little box that was closed off by walls was it! Here we had already taken down one wall and we were preparing to get rid of the other.

demo of kitchen and dining in Fairfield flip by The Rath Project

And this is the new kitchen and dining room under construction:

flip kitchen in progress designed by the rath project

There was much push back from contractors, my realtor and even my family, who all told me not to bother with cabinetry on the dining room wall, but I had a vision that I couldn't let go of and man am I happy I stuck to my guns! I decided that adding matching cabinets, shelving and countertops would tie everything together, give the family more storage and create a real flow to the space. Now with a serving station/built in buffet in the dining room, it’s almost as though the home is shouting “throw a party in me!” or “host the holidays here!” The look was then elevated with the addition of the Wheels Tempaper which provides a customized focal wall (again, my goal was to give the new buyers great design, not your typical builder grade product).

This is the wall before the Tempaper was hung:

Dining room cabinets in progress by The Rath Project

And now:

modern traditional dining room renovation with open shelving and custom cabinetry and Temapaper wallpaper room designed by the Rath Project
modern traditional open concept entry and dining room renovation with open shelving and custom cabinetry and Temapaper wallpaper room designed by the Rath Project
modern traditional dining room renovation with open shelving and custom cabinetry and Temapaper wallpaper room designed by the Rath Project

Look at how perfectly that paper works with the cabinets and the colors in the room. It provides a pop without taking away from everything else that's going on- truly spectacular if you ask me!

The next paper, Wave Pop, is one of my absolute favorite patterns that I‘ve spotted on the Tempaper site in a while! This particular pattern allowed me to take the traditional, classic designs that I like to bring into spaces over to the cool side- remember, it’s all abot the Mix! And since I decided to keep things minimal, fresh and mostly neutral in the master bedroom, a pop of personality was just what was needed.

modern traditional master bedroom designed by The Rath Project

Also, now that we had created a true master suite, something that was previously missing from the home, I wanted it to feel special and was looking for something to tie into the exciting tile work that we added to the master bath.

This is the tile that I speak of:

black and white striped subway tile shower in master bath designed by The Rath Project
black and white striped subway tile shower in modern master bath with marble floor designed by The Rath Project

To tie the two spaces together, I created a focal wall across from the bed with the Wave Pop paper wrapping around the door frames, giving the space a custom look. Now this is a master suite that the very lucky new homeowners will love waking up in!

bold patterned master suite design by the rath project
bold colorful master bedroom design by therath rath project using novogratz tempaper
master bedroom design by the rath project with art deco temporary wallpaper novogratz wave pop Tempaper

That’s it for now guys! I’m off to tackle a few last minute things before tomorrow’s open house. And if you like what you see so far, check back early next week for the Full Reveal!!!

Love and Creativity,

Diane Rath

 

Project Fairfield Flip

Project Fairfield Flip