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We took this 4,800 square foot home from cluttered and dated to fresh and timeless. Bethany also organically incorporated treasured family antiques throughout the newly sleek, modern space.

The Cotton House

We’re still pinching ourselves whenever we walk into a room!
Bethany created a fresh space for our blended family that feels open, airy, and truly ours. She found a way to marry our tastes and incorporate family heirlooms and long-loved pieces into every room. She even designed a special area in our basement for our grandkids that they’re obsessed with! We felt supported, respected, and well-informed every step of the process—and continually amazed by how accountable Bethany was to our timeline. She was so organized and on top of every detail, we never had to worry. Remodeling our home has been one of the best things we’ve ever done for our emotional health. Our space is beautiful and functional now, and we can finally live and entertain in our home the way we want to!”

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In addition to the client’s grandfather’s desk, the revamped loft area includes a built-in kennel for the family dog. 

  • The bold new island is a nod to the client’s favorite color blue.
  • A special frosted coating on the windows, which can be turned on and off, prevents the need for curtains, contributing to the light, airy atmosphere.
  • We skipped pendant lights in the kitchen so the stunning chandelier in the dining nook can take center stage. As Bethany likes to say, “Lighting is the jewelry of a room.” 
  • We may have lost a few walls in the renovation process—but we never lost the soul of the house. We preserved and framed the section of wall where the family’s height measurements had been recorded as a special keepsake. 

This room received a total facelift, including the removal of a wall and the addition of shelving. Perhaps our favorite part, the fireplace, previously unused and obscured by a chair, is now the crown jewel. 

The walls of the original dining room were covered in heirloom plates from the client’s grandmother. Bethany subtly interspersed the plates in other rooms, so the client could enjoy memories of her grandmother throughout the home. She also seamlessly wove beloved antique pieces into the otherwise modern decor.

Memorabilia from the client’s AirForce career gives this masculine study a personal touch. 

This stylish family room came together after knocking out a wall to make the space more open and livable. The cozy fireplace and textural wall pull it all together.

A salvaged barn door adds a hint of rustic charm to the main bedroom.

We turned the master bath into a tranquil, light-filled oasis, with a picture window bringing the beautiful outdoor greenery inside. 

We corralled the clients’ collection of shot glasses, souvenirs from their world travels, in a glass display case. Additionally, this little sewing room in the basement is one of our favorite spaces featuring a vintage sewing machine along with several of the client’s family heirlooms.

By removing the wall between the previously cramped closet and the small bedroom behind it, we were able to create this dreamy, expansive dressing room. 

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Before & Afters


The first step is easy peasy.