Garage Transformation

July 29, 2010 at 4:41 AM 5 comments

I was absolutely stunned when I saw this garage transformation in House Beautiful.  Literally, I was completely alone, talking to myself, saying, “Wait, what…no – this couldn’t be!  It was a garage?”  Then I sat there, mouth agape.  I must share.

This was a garage…oh yes.  Then the genius designers Marshall Watson and Jeffery Kilmer got to work and went all fairy godmother on the place.  Soon this garage was no longer a pumpkin but a beautiful guesthouse.

There’s just so much beauty to take in, in one small space: the large lanterns overhead unifying yet separating the dining and living room space; the overhead beams giving the feeling you are in a cottage, not a garage; a cozy fireplace with pretty tile-work; the beadboard on the walls next to the fireplace, also hiding a closet; all of the legs on the furniture pieces, giving a cohesive look.  Hold on to your seats….there is…

a kitchen.  Are you kidding me?!  It’s splendid and it fits the space perfectly.  If that doesn’t knock your socks off, well then maybe the bedroom will.  Check out this headboard…

The headboard was a part of a large cartouche from Austria.  Drama!  Also, look at how they painted the crown molding black and did away with the ceiling beams, only in the bedroom, thereby creating a separate nook.  I will happily stay there any day.  Well done, Marshall Watson and Jeffrey Kilmer!

I think it’s pretty apparent that I’m enthused by this – what do you think?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon Bowen  |  July 29, 2010 at 7:59 AM

    Kate, I am so glad you posted this! When my husband and I buy our first home we anticipate being in the market for a mother-in-law suite, and it was wonderful to see that something as beautiful as this can come from a garage! Inspiring! I will definitely keep this kind of possibility in mind for the future…

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  July 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM

      Sharon, I’m so happy you find this useful. It is a very inspiring way to expand a first home.

  • 3. Kim  |  July 30, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    I have saved these images. I’m working for a client with a (real) wood-paneled family room (the husband will not hear of painting the wood!). I found these photos encouraged me!

  • 4. michelle @ blissful musings  |  July 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    That is incredible! When we finally get a house w/ garage Mark has claimed it for his tool man-cave territory on the condition I get an inside room to turn into my craft room.

  • 5. Beatrice  |  August 1, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    That garage was definitely larger than mine. We have a little apartment over our garage–no way could we fit all of that lovely stuff into it.
    I loved the black crown molding; how original.


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