‘Bargain Mansions’: Brass detailing to two-toned furniture, here's what Tamara Day follows during home renovation
A fireplace made of white marble with brass detailing helps in accentuating the room, this and more tips Tamara follows
On the latest episode of ‘Bargain Mansions’ Tamara Day renovated an old house but instead of reconstructing it, Tamara decided to maintain the original layout of the house and work on designing. Tamara purchased the property for $325,000 and set a renovation budget $300,000.
In classic Tamara fashion, her home renovations happen in two phases. In the first phase, she renovates the outside of the house, the living and dining space and the kitchen. Here are a few takeaways from Tamara’s home renovation ideas.
A fireplace made of white marble with brass detailing helps in accentuating the room. She further maintains the white pattern with brass detailing all through the house. Tamara often goes to museums and antique stores to take inspiration for decoration and design. She believes that it’s the best way to get ideas in a way that helps in bringing together the modern and the traditional. Also, if you find certain pieces or patterns that really catch your eye, you can always thrift something similar for cheap. Tamara installed massive brass fixtures and chandeliers all through the first phase of the house. For staging, Tamara installed huge paintings of flowers in different shades all throughout the house that spiced up the space.
For the kitchen, Tamara decided to install navy blue cabinets with white upper cabinets. Contrasting a dark color with light is what Tamara calls a two-toned treatment. She did the same with the kitchen island by giving it a white marble countertop on top of navy blue cabinets. If you have space like Tamara did in her kitchen you can install a huge island (10 feet long in this case) and add chairs with light fixtures on top of it to turn it into a dining space. She also added brass details on the side of the cabinets. She added a white stove with gold details to further accentuate the kitchen.
For the study, Tamara recommends inserting a dramatic full wall length bookcase with a criss-cross design. To further compliment it she inserted a soft white table to give the space a feminine look. For the mudroom, Tamara installed hexagon tile and a bright-colored sink. Since it was a pet area, she wanted the place to be durable and easy to maintain.