1. Abode Love says:

    This transformation is unbelievable! I really love how they opened up the entire floor- the white paint and new floorplan make this home look HUGE! Also love that they made the fireplace such a beautiful focal point with stone. Thanks for sharing this lovely inspiration & the elephant pulls- those are pretty amazing!


  2. Deanna says:

    I love all the white — it looks so fresh and crisp now! But I have to agree with Jon about the dock and the lake being the best part…it makes me want to go swimming. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Appletree says:

    wow. That is amazing. I love.

  4. Heather says:

    I want to move there now!

    Country/Mountain house is certainly on my list too!

  5. Oh wow. Wow wow wow! That is truly incredible – how much fun would it be to do?!

    Amazing :>) Happy friday!

  6. Kerry says:

    Incredible before and after! Love it (that lighting is incredible!)

  7. maria says:

    Holy smokes, one of the best redo’s I’ve ever seen, simply stunning!!

  8. Amazing After! I love the white walls…it just opens the whole place up. I could definetly see myself here.

  9. Nikki says:

    I love all the white space! We have wood paneling in our family beach house, but it doesn’t have grooves. I always want to paint it anyway, but it’s not my house!

  10. kelley says:

    best before and after shots ever! My parents have a cabin, and by that i mean 70’s shag and faux wood paneling everywhere. not pretty but we spend all day outside! When it is 108 in Phoenix you must retreat to cooler land.

  11. diane says:

    I am doing a very similar remodel for a client in Montana so this is great inspiration. She is hesitant to paint all the woodwork (as many people are) but these photos should help her visualize. I am with Jon, a cabin in the woods, by the lake or in the snow would be a wonderful getaway.

  12. Kate Collins says:

    WOW! Jaw dropping. What a transformation. I would move to the catskills for that home.

  13. sherry hart says:

    Crikey…somebody has vision!!!

  14. hamptontoes says:

    This is my kind of place! I was just in the catskills last weekend.

  15. Camila – Gorgeous redo! I ‘d be torn where to spend my time – in front of the fireplace or lounging on the dock. The Catskills are wonderful!


  16. quintessence says:

    What an incredible renovation! What a difference the white makes! Love the elephant pulls as well!

  17. What a great AFTER for such a woody, blah BEFORE.

  18. Carol says:

    We had the same view on a lake in northwest New Jersey, a small two bedroom ranch we bought on the spot 33 years ago because of that view, however it was our everyday house and we were lucky to be able to commute over an hour to our jobs to live there year round 30 years ago. It was idyllic; no motor boats, stocked with bass fish, underground spring fed, ducks, blue herons. Now we live by Lake Erie but it will never compare to that small secluded peaceful lake. I know she will be blissfully happy there!

  19. I have to pin every one of these after pics. Stunning.

    I am borderline obsessed with “mountain modern” design, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this home!

    Thank you for sharing!


  20. priscilla says:

    I have a place in the Catskills and I also have lots of knotty pine on the walls. My husband love it because it is from trees on the property.
    Some day he’ll come home to find I’ve painted it.

  21. I love the white walls and dark wood floor! Our family has a cabin on Wellesley Island (Thousand Islands) and I wish wish wish they would let me do something to freshen the space like that! Soooo pretty!

  22. Danielle says:

    Holy Moly…amazing what paint can do!!!!

  23. Jen says:

    amazing transformation. i love the dark floors, they are what set it off for me!

  24. KELLY GREEN says:

    Wow – an amazing transformation! Simple yet stunning……..KG XX

  25. Roxy says:

    holy. Talk about a diamond in the ruff!! I had to push my jaw back up.

  26. Brooke says:

    What an Amazing transformation!


  27. pve says:

    This is our 5th year renting upstate for ski weekends and I would love to find a home and hire you to perform a transformation like that! What a lovely re-treat. I bet Goldilocks would find it “just right” along with the catskill Bears!

  28. michelle says:

    great post Camilla! yes, definately on my dream list…something so small it’s rediculous…with a super huge deck and bathtub…mmm…I saved these images because they were so yummy…thanks 🙂


  29. Sarah says:

    Thanks to you, I became obsessed with those elephant pulls! GORGEOUS!!! I found the exact ones here:
    The are a bit darker – but nothing a little spray paint couldn’t fix! 🙂

    • effortless says:

      Amazing Sarah! Now I just need a cabin to redo so I can put them to good use. I have no where they would go in my current house. Totally bummer. Such an amazing price!

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