Mixing Old & New: Warehouse Conversion

April 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum


This week we’ve looked at the term Juxtaposition, repurposing antique furniture using new fabrics and mixing design periods as far as art and interiors so I thought today we would look at mixing old and new by taking an old building and converting it into a new home. We’ve looked at conversions before with old schools and barns and today we are going to look at taking old warehouse spaces and making them livable spaces for you and your family. Warehouse spaces are great because most of the time they offer huge amounts of space in the form of high ceilings and big open areas. It might take a lot of planning, work and money to convert a warehouse space but most of the time they turn out awesome. Here’s a look at the ultimate in old and new mix-ups, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Conversion Therapy: Shopping Mall To Living Space

February 18, 2016

By Tab Byrum

You hear more and more talk about how large indoor shopping malls are going the way of the dodo bird, that people don’t want to be cooped up inside but would rather be able to walk from shop to shop in the sunshine, I personally like a good indoor mall especially in a place like Oklahoma where the weather is never the same for very long and you have 25 mph sustained winds on any given day as well as ice storms, tornadoes, and blistering heat. So if some indoor malls are going to be closing what’s to become of the large structures on large pieces of land, if what’s happening in Providence, Rhode Island is any indication they may be turned into homes.


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Tabulous Closet Inspiration

October 13, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Everyone always says bathrooms and closets are the things you need to make amazing to increase the value of your home and while I agree with that I also think closets are important, I mean do you really ever have enough storage? We live in a home built in 1962 and there is definitely NOT enough storage, we are even seriously considering turning one of the bedrooms next to the master bedroom into a walk-in closet for the both of us to share.


While I was contemplating this idea I was looking at closets and realized this needed to be a post, what do you definitely need and what is just extra? I think I would like hanging racks for clothes on most of the walls and shelves for our shoes, there’s a window in that room looking into the backyard, we could put shelves on each side of the window for us each to have a shoe area. I would like to have an island of some type in the center with lots of drawer storage and nice flat area on top to fold clothes and to put suitcases when packing for a trip. Here’s a look at some of the ideas I really like for closets, Enjoy!!!

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119 Year Old New Home In Elle Decor

September 3, 2015

By Tab Byrum

We all love a great home conversion and I’ve talked about converting both schools and churches here on the blog, but this is a new one.


A historic courthouse in North Carolina is being transformed into luxury apartments, this building was first constructed in 1896 and the last time any work was done on it was in the 1960’s. Today the building houses 58 different apartments, ranging from studio apartments to three bedrooms. Check out this article and photos on Elle Decor (click here) and see what’s being done in the world of building recycling. Enjoy!!!

Beautiful Before & After

June 15, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Our friends over at House of Brinson have recently teamed up with Pottery Barn in the renovation of their 19th Century home. Their most recent project was a guest bedroom that they took from old and tired to fabulous and chic. I love the fact that they hung a powerful and bold wallpaper in the room and embraced the color black, embraced it so much that they painted the walls black. Click here to visit the Pottery Barn blog and check out this beautiful makeover, Enjoy!!!



All images are courtesy House of Brinson and Pottery Barn.

9 Images Of An Amazing Conversion

May 30, 2015

By Tab Byrum

I did a post a couple of weeks ago on churches that had been converted from houses of worship to private homes and in some cases businesses, so I was excited when I saw this Elle Decor article and photos about a couple in Philadelphia that saved a portion of a church that had been abandoned for 40 years. Check out what can be accomplished with hard work, determination and a wonderful eye for design. Enjoy!!!


Click on Elle Decor above or below in orange to go directly to the article.

Image courtesy of Elle Decor

From Garbage To Gorgeous

May 28, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Check out this House Beautiful article on a California home that had literally become a garbage dump in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA, but has now been turned into a jewel. Just goes to show there really can be a diamond in the rough if you’re willing to dig it out….and dig through someone else’s garbage. 



Click on House Beautiful above or below in orange to go directly to the article.

Images courtesy of House Beautiful.

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