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Louise Avenue

A little 50s & A Lot of PINk

Louise Avenue was one of those houses that looked like a foolish endeavor… until we walked through and I started dreaming up ALL the ideas. Even when the neighbor wanted to buy it before reno, Chris and I were like, “We’re not letting go of this house at all.”

THE BEFORE PHOTOS

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modern & 50's, with clean lines and lots of pink

take me home...

After our first walk through- and my scavenging for retro clothing left behind by the previous owner- we decided to go for a modern, 50’s look with clean lines and lots of pink.

We kept an original light fixture in the entrance and the original sink/toilet in the master bathroom. Despite some of the misgivings Chris had about this space, we think it turned out perfectly.

the best part...

Our favorite part of this whole process was sharing this space with other entrepreneurs in their creative endeavors. We had gotten feedback in the past that our houses are too unrealistic, that we are only creating discontentment for people. And I started to wonder why we aren’t just doing nice little renovations without so much fuss. I pondered it for a while before approaching Chris with it and he said, “well God made the Cardinals red.” That inspirational tidbit just stopped me in my tracks. Truth is, God created us to love beauty and to be inspired. And in the end, He’s the author of ALL creativity and beauty and uniqueness. Reflecting His creativity, doing what we do- that makes me come alive. So enjoy the pink cabinets and Charlie the bird and the unique and the different and the crazy in this little place on Louise Avenue. And may you be inspired to push your creative limits.

"well, god made the cardinals red."

our goal is more than making homes, it's spurring on our fellow creatives, building community & yes - making spaces pretty

We hoPe you enjoy the unique & the creative & the different of LOUISE AVE.

CAPTURED BY WITH LOVE AND EMBERS

CAPTURED BY Shanna

Living Room Couch

Living Room Cactus Planters

Black Chairs in Living Room

Living Room Color- Portola Paint Gray Limewash

Attic Floor Cushions- from Urban Outfitters, no longer available

White Paint Color- Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

Ceiling Light in small white room

Pink Paint Color- Pink Ground by Farrow and Ball

Master Bedroom Dresser- Steeple to People Thrift Store

Retro Outlet Covers

Gold Light in Master Bathroom

Shower Head

Olive Tree

Entrance Floor Tile

Dining Room Mirror

Dining Room Table and Chairs- Steeple to People Thrift Store

Neon Banana Sign- Urban Outfitters, no longer available

Living Room Light above the table

Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Faucet

Kitchen Light

Giant Jenga Game

Pink Chairs in the garage/studio- Lancaster Habitat for Humanity

Front Door Mat

Outdoor Light

Credits

 Renovated by The Chris & Claude Co.