Before & After: A House on the Gulf

by hookedonhouses on October 31, 2009


Kellie Cashon, the talented designer behind Cashon & Co. Interiors, has given her home on the Gulf Coast a makeover from head to toe. Take this family room off the kitchen, for starters. That’s how it looked before (above). And here’s how it looked after Kellie transformed it:


Before (looking from the family room into the kitchen):


After (what a big difference the hardwood floors make!):


A closer look at the kitchen:

kitchen-dining table-Cashon


She took this corner of the family room, which wasn’t doing a whole lot:


And turned it into this lovely little nook:


You can see the rest of this Gulf House makeover and many more examples of her work on her website. Big thanks to Kellie for letting me share this with you!

If you love a good before and after as much as I do, then click here to see more of my favorites, like a Beach Cottage Dining Room Makeover.

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Annie@A View on Design October 31, 2009 at 11:15 am

Great update, I love blue atm, those styles are timeless to me! But then again, I do love more contemporary styles too..
.-= Annie@A View on Design´s last blog ..Sleek lifestyle on the Main Beach, QLD =-.

micah October 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

Gorgeous! I’m in love with that kitchen!
.-= micah´s last blog ..Kitchen Update 10/28/09 (Countertops!) =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now October 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

Huge difference the hardwood floors make. :) It looks much softer and warmer to me. I really like the little nook she created!

Lisa October 31, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I just am in love with your style a porn, you totally have my number..but you knew that!
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen!! =-.

Joni Webb October 31, 2009 at 12:32 pm

omg!!!!!!!!!!! love love love it! I especially love the breakfast room. Sooooo cute. off to check out the rest of the story.


Shannon October 31, 2009 at 12:34 pm

This house is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z October 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Gorgeous! I’m in love with all the breakfast bench nooks I’m seeing lately. I want one. Taking that corner and turning it into a cozy eating area with eye appeal was genius. Thanks for sharing this.

Nita Hiltner October 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

My fav part is the nook! Love it.

Visual Vamp October 31, 2009 at 1:58 pm

White slip covers cure all design disasters!
xo xo

devil October 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Well, it’s a lovely home either way.

That said, I HATE stainless steel appliances and much prefer the tile floor to the hardwood (in this particular space). But, both the before and after look nice to me.

Suzann from The Olive Cottage October 31, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I am absolutely, positively, in love with the “after”. I’m going to be bookmarking this post for future reference when I begin my next remodeling project.

Jenny October 31, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I’m in love! It’s gorgeous!
.-= Jenny´s last blog ..Homeschooling: Week 11 =-.

living with lindsay October 31, 2009 at 3:44 pm

This is great! My parents are actually redoing their house on the Gulf in the exact same fashion – blue walls, white furniture, dark hardwood floors, white cabinets. It’s all the same, except I think their granite is a bit darker.

I love what Kellie did here!

Candy @ SoBella Creations October 31, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Wow what a great transformation! The wood floors look fantastic!
.-= Candy @ SoBella Creations´s last blog ..Mammalicious Finds Holiday Gift Guide =-.

anna see October 31, 2009 at 6:55 pm

such a lovely house! and thank for the advice re. floor plans! I love them too.
.-= anna see´s last blog ..So Many Skittles, So Little Time =-.

DesignTies October 31, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Great makeover :-) The soft blue & cream colour scheme is so pretty and serene.

It’s amazing what a difference painting cabinets can make. I can’t wait to get ours painted!!

.-= DesignTies´s last blog ..This beautiful Belgian-inspired home can be yours!! =-.

Courtney @ Nesting Instincts October 31, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I think I can actually hear this house sighing with relief! I had a scary moment where I got mixed up and thought the “before” photo was actually the “after”…and then I DEFINITELY sighed with relief when I realized my mistake. She did a great job. I would love to live in that space.
.-= Courtney @ Nesting Instincts´s last blog ..before and after: the five dollar chandelier =-.

linda@LimeintheCoconut October 31, 2009 at 10:56 pm

That was phenomenal! Loved it…and the other house too. Thanks!
.-= linda@LimeintheCoconut´s last blog ..Cherry on top =-.

Art by Karena November 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

I would love to put in hardwood floors, they are gorgeous! The entire makeover is perfect!
.-= Art by Karena´s last blog ..Stormy Skies in Autumn =-.

Pat November 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I love it…especially the corner eating nook!

sarah { abeachcottage } November 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

what can I say :-)…. love it!

.-= sarah { abeachcottage }´s last blog ..Beach Cottage Glory Box all Dressed Up =-.

Marsha November 1, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Love the new look! The white look is great!!!
.-= Marsha´s last blog ..burlap flower vases and ice rings =-.

pk November 1, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Stunning. Beautiful (and creative) transformations!
pk @ Room Remix
.-= pk´s last blog ..Linking to the DIY Parties! =-.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove November 2, 2009 at 4:49 am

What a beautiful kitchen! Some fun ideas to be seen in these photos as well. Thanks for sharing!

Have a wonderful day!
.-= Diann @ The thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday =-.

Cheri Peoples November 2, 2009 at 7:40 am

That looks fabulous–we live on the gulf as well.
The makeover is a great improvement.


Jennifer DeDonato November 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

looks wonderful…huge improvement…great job!

Terry November 2, 2009 at 9:43 am

I love the booth in the corner.
.-= Terry´s last blog ..TK’s Jackson Pollock Pickets =-.

cindy November 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Sheer bliss. Love that corner eating area.
.-= cindy´s last blog ..I won another one :o) =-.

stacey November 3, 2009 at 12:34 am

Love the nook,but am I the only one worried about banging heads on the little shelves above?

stefanie November 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

I AM IN LOOOOVVVEEEE, its gorgeous

Susan November 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm

What fun! Love seeing a great make-over….this one is really pretty! Thanks for sharing it, Julia!
.-= Susan´s last blog ..Tuesday’s Colonial Candle Give-a-Way! =-.

Velveeta November 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm

The make over is much better. Good job.

Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick November 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm

LOVE the seats in the corner with the table. That is especially lovely!
.-= Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick´s last blog ..The squares on my walls. =-.

Miss Mustard Seed January 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I’m over from Southern Hospitality and this makeover is speaking my language. I LOVE blues & whites…I’m at a loss. I saved the pictures, so I can reference them later. Thanks!
.-= Miss Mustard Seed´s last blog ..Introducing the Workshop Series! =-.

Audrey October 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I was very disappointed to see that this makeover had made the list. The only things the new owner actually did was add new flooring and better furnishings. Architecturally, the house was already beautiful…anyone could have done this.

Usually I see makeovers here that really make me appreciate the new homeowner’s personality and eye towards detail…but this was very unoriginal, and to be honest it feels sterile and boring.

hookedonhouses October 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Really? Are we looking at the same house? I loved what the designer did with it. Sorry you’re not a fan! -Julia

Tracy September 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

OMG – this is gorgeous! I have been looking for inspiration photos to paint my kitchen from bright green to soft blue and this is making me want to log out and run to the paint shoppe! LOVE IT – thank you so much for sharing! I can get a big glass of lemonade and sit on your blog for hours. I will probably use your pictures and I will link back to you to spread the magic. :-)

hookedonhouses September 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

As someone who loves nothing more than sitting with a big glass of lemonade when I have time to relax and read, I take that as a huge compliment. Thanks, Tracy! :)

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