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Inside Watertree's Dining Room to Pantry Planning Renovation

One of our favorite trends right now is this shift away from formal dining to creating spaces that truly reflect the things we love. For this space, we decided to convert the formal dining room to an oversized pantry and planning room — a storage haven!




What was once a 1980s home filled with dark wood features and a closed-off floor plan is now an open, light-filled, functional family home, with a completely repurposed layout.


Together, Charbonneau Interiors and Bill Hughes brought new life back into this retired property, from revitalizing the original millwork, reimagining the square footage, to a complete revival and revitalization of the home.





While we're taking a deep dive into our renovation of the home's once outdated formal dining room, be sure to check out the full before + after of our Watertree Revival project in The Woodlands, Texas here!



Before


One of our favorite trends right now is this shift away from formal dining to creating spaces that truly reflect the things we love. For this space, we decided to convert the formal dining room to an oversized pantry and planning room — a storage haven!


Designed for a busy family, it was important they had plenty of places to put things away, cabinet doors to close, and open countertop space for catching up on emails, homework, gift wrapping, and more.



After


With our paint selection, we wanted to pursue a soft, familiar, approachable neutrals that felt fresh, but also functional. We approached it as more of a feeling than a “color theme”, but we wanted all of the textures and textiles to compliment the palette and combine to create a space full of depth and interest that could elevate the neutrals to embody this feeling of sophistication, peace, and balance.




With the renovation, every aspect of this home just needed a breath of fresh air – from the carpeting, to the layout, to the finishes. Brightening up the millwork, changing out the flooring, creating new energy in the home … anything we could do to honor the original work, while ushering in a new era for the space.




The key to the success of this project was the great, open communication we had with builder and dear friend, Bill Hughes. It was important to both of us that we took a restoration approach to this renovation — not to tear down and rebuild, but instead honor the legacy of the home, and breathe new life into it so this place can be enjoyed for many more decades to come.





If you're thinking of beginning your own renovation, we sat down with Trent & Bill Hughes to talk more about their process, and why we love to work with them. Check out that video here!





What do you think of this before + after transformation? We would love to hear your thoughts! Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to follow along with us at @CharbonneauInteriors and this project at #CIWatertreeRevival 😊


Thank you so much for taking the "deep dive" into this project with us, we can't tell you how much we appreciate your support!


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Design by Nancy Charbonneau of Charbonneau Interiors Built and Renovated by Bill Hughes, Inc. Photographed by FrenchBlue Photography Textiles & Fabrics by Charbonneau Interiors Workroom As always, don't forget to meet our designers, get a glimpse into our design experience, and see more of our projects! //


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