Bryan and Catherine Williamson are a husband and wife home renovation team in Columbus, Ohio. They're also the creators of Beginning in the Middle, a blog dedicated to sharing their remodeling adventures and DIY projects. The couple's latest project, the Chesterfield Cottage, is a navy blue charmer built in the 1950s.
The home went through an extensive renovation process, and the results are nothing short of stunning. Every detail is perfection from the herringbone floors in the kitchen to the exposed beams in the attic bedroom. The house is about 1,000 square feet but feels much bigger thanks to thoughtful design choices.
The living room is open and airy thanks to bright windows and crisp white walls. According to their blog, Bryan and Catherine chose to paint the whole house white to disguise the imperfect wall and ceiling lines common in older homes.
This decorative fireplace was added to the room during the remodel process to create an interesting focal point.
The kitchen offers chic farmhouse style with white shaker cabinets, pewter hardware, open shelving and an apron sink. The exposed brick is actually brick veneer adhered to the existing cinder block chimney.
A counter-depth refrigerator was added to this side of the kitchen, and the rest of the space was used for a clever and useful bar area. Stained pine planks from Home Depot form the custom coffee bar.
The attic bedroom is a cozy little retreat from the rest of the home. The renovations in this space included removing the dropped ceiling and exposing the original beams. Pops of color in the form of teal pillows and a beautiful Persian rug add style and interest to the nearly all-white room.
This view of the bedroom shows the remodeled banister and a curtained closet just beyond. The vaulted tongue and groove ceiling adds character and helps the room feel spacious.
This room is proof that a small bathroom does not have to be boring. The black and white patterned floor tile steals the show. The ladder above the toilet is actually a DIY project and provides additional storage.