Case Studies: Problems & Fixes
WHO: Interior designer Marnie Weidman and her clients, a young Bloomfield Hills Township couple with two kids and a tight budget
The 2,800-square-foot 1960s Colonial was chopped up and wholly outdated. Weidman needed to bring every room into the current century. “It wasn’t conducive to modern living,” she says.
THE KITCHEN FIX
Weidman removed the wall leading to the dining room and added warm-gray cabinetry and a cute peninsula clad with tongue-and-groove paneling. She also customized a kid-height microwave spot. Then Weidman paired beveled subway tile and light-gray grout with a quartz countertop, stainless sink, and appliances. Oak floors throughout the house were refinished in walnut. Because it’s a small kitchen, Weidman used under-cabinet lights rather than pendants to “keep the lines uncluttered,” she says. “We painted the ceiling the same color as the walls, to make the room look larger.”
THE KIDS’ BATH FIX
The space was gutted except for the drywall. Now it’s sleek and functional with new paint, cabinetry, countertop, mirrors, sinks, fixtures, floor and wall tile, pendant lighting, and more.
IN THE DETAILS/RESOURCE GUIDE
Interior design, Marnie Weidman, weidmancollective.com. Kitchen: Countertops, 4elements Venezia, Dwyer Marble & Stone Supply, Farmington Hills, dwyermarble.com. Backsplash, American Olean beveled subway tile, gloss white; and cabinet hardware, Allen + Roth aged bronze 3-inch pulls, Lowe’s, metro Detroit locations, lowes.com. Cabinetry, Shenandoah Breckenridge in Painted Linen, shenandoahcabinetry.com. Vigo stainless-steel apron-front sink, vigoindustries.com. Delta Savile Venetian bronze faucet, deltafaucet.com. Counter stools, Lompoc 24-inch by Trent Austin, wayfair.com. Floor stain, Duraseal dark walnut, duraseal.com. Wall and ceiling paint, Liveable Green, Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com. Peninsula’s paneling paint, Artichoke, Sherwin-Willilams, sherwin-williams.com. Bathroom: Allen + Roth Kennilton double-sink vanity with Carrera quartz top, Portfolio Ravensport wire pendant lights in French bronze, and American Olean subway shower tile in Gloss White, Lowe’s, metro Detroit locations, lowes.com. Flooring, Ted Baker Partridge porcelain tile, The Tile Shop, metro Detroit locations, tileshop.com. Faucets, Jacuzzi Duncan, in oil-rubbed bronze, jacuzzi.com. Mirrors, Travis, Target, metro Detroit locations, target.com. Paint, Tradewind, Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com. Dining Room: Paint, lower, Clary Sage, Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com; upper, Liveable Green, Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com. Chandelier, Allen + Roth Wintonburg in aged bronze, Lowe’s, metro Detroit locations, lowes.com.