Client Renovation Progress

Hope you had a great weekend! I visited a client's house Saturday quickly to snap some progress pictures of their house before they move in their stuff this week. This home has come a longggg way! They bought the home from the husband's parents and everything was original to when the house was built. It's on tons of beautiful land and works so well for this family (a couple with two boys!) We brought it down to the studs and redid every square inch from drywall, flooring, paint, a whole new kitchen, etc. It is so beautiful now and I'm excited to give you a peek!

Remember, these are just progress shots. Not everything is quite done and things will still be cleaned up quite a bit before they move in next week :)

Here is the big family room. We kept the existing corner fireplace but totally refinished it with the german schmear technique. It got a new mantel, new fireplace insert, and all new floors throughout. We opened these walls on either side of the fireplace to allow for a more open floor plan.

Right off the great room is the kitchen which has gorgeous new custom cabinets, a beautifully stained island and pretty quartz + backsplash. I'm in love with how this backsplash turned out!

Right off the kitchen is a step down to the old sun screened in sun porch. It was all dark wood paneling, so we painted it all white and this will be the new dining room! I can't wait to see our custom farm table in this room. It's a whopping 9' long :)

In this picture you can see the kitchen to the left, the builtin breakfast nook seating to the right and through the center is the dining room from the above picture.

This is the view out to the mudroom entry. These builtins will come in so handy with two little boys and all their stuff! To the right of this picture is the main floor bathroom.

Here's the main floor bathroom. Still waiting on the mirror and cabinet doors in here!
Fun marble backsplash:

Moving on to the main floor master bedroom. We painted it Coventry Gray and love how itt turned out. Such a cool chandelier, too!

The master bathroom is one of the biggest transformation and when I show you before and afters in another post, you might actually lose your mind ;) This shower came out SO beautifully! Can't wait to see it with the huge Euro glass door on it.

The master has two sinks, custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, and a great shiplap feature wall. We reconfigured this whole space, as there used to be a door where the right sink was that led out to the kitchen. We removed that so this became truly a master bathroom.

Upstairs are three bedrooms. This one is the boys' room! I can't get enough of that little shiplap reading nook with the sconces. A bookshelf and bean bags will be going in there shortly!

Here's the upstairs bathroom. We kept the existing cabinetry, but they got a fresh coat of paint, new countertops, new flooring, new mirror and lighting.

This is one of my favorite parts of the whole house!! The mudroom entrance is where the family will typically enter the house, so the floor needed to be durable (because Michigan winters!) but we also wanted it to be a statement. It turned out amazing, and I'm so happy we went with this ceramic hexagon!

Stay tuned for this final reveal in a couple months when all the new furniture is in!

Happy Monday!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Happy Friday! I can't believe Mother's Day is just a couple weekend's away! I'm sharing a couple gift ideas today with you. Hopefully these inspire you to shower your moms, sisters, aunt, grandma's and friends with love!!

More: beauty gift set (mask, moisturizer, oil, cleansing balm) / sugar scrub / baby set / lipstick 
There's something for everyone in this round up! From something cozy, to a new pair of shoes, some fun beauty products, pretty home decor (like a vase, coffee table book and dish towel!) to a couple first-time-mom gifts, hopefully you've found something sweet for your mom. I already got my mom the lipstick above and have another surprise up my sleeve (ahem--can you say flowers?!)

What are some of your favorite gifts to get your mama?

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Client Reveal: Boy's Gingham Nursery & Bathroom

I didn't mean to, but I ended up taking about a week off blogging and it was a needed break! We enjoyed a really lovely Easter day complete with sunshine and dinner with my in-laws. I hope yours was special, too!

Today I'm showing you the boy's bedroom and the shared jack & jill bathroom of the client project I've been revealing over the last few weeks! This little boy is a little under 2 years old and is so cute! I loved getting to know him and his older sister (who's room I'll share next week!) We went with a pretty gingham pattern for the feature fabric in the room, Coventry Gray on the walls and then the beautiful trim work on the main crib wall in white. I love how it turned out and hope you do, too!

Under the curtains we also did roller shades to give more privacy, but also the option of not having to black out the room (since the curtains are black out). They are light filtering, offer privacy, and are super easy to put up and down.

This is the jack and jill bathroom in between the two kid's bedrooms. White cabinets, a lovely quartz countertop, fun lights, and an adorable hexagon backsplash complete the room!

Separated with a pocket door is the shower/tub and toilet. I LOVE this sweet sign by Feather & Birch.

Steve Visser Builder  / Flowers / Roller Shades / Photos & Design: Michaela Noelle Designs

Other Rooms in this House:
Kitchen & Dining Room
Living Room
Master Bedroom & Bathroom

If you need design services for a room(s) in your home, please email me! I'd love to chat about your project and see how we can work together. hello @

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Client Reveal: Fresh Bathroom Updates

Ah, happy Monday! It wasn't the most relaxing weekend ever because we spent it painting the new house, but it was so productive and I'm loving how it's looking!
Last week I went to one of my client's houses to finish off their bathroom project. We started this renovation last August, so to see it all come together was SO fun! I love this family and more specifically, adore the wife who I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with. It's so sweet how I learn something from each of my client's. This one has taught me so much about being a mom and having fun with your family. They have 3 very active kids and are actually hoping to find a new house here in the coming year or so, so the goal was to update and refresh the bathrooms without blowing the budget. Since bathrooms help sell houses, we had to be strategic about what we did and I think the final product turned out gorgeous!

Here is the hall bath that the 3 kids use (elementary through high school ages). It's also the bathroom for guests when they have them. As you can see it was the original vanity, laminate countertops, and a dark color making the space look pretty closed in.

We turned that right around and made it nice and bright! We got a new, updated vanity at a higher height and with a gorgeous quartz countertop. The flooring got upgraded and it made a huge difference! Other updates included new faucets and new hardware on the drawers. Since the family is thinking of selling their house in the coming year, we didn't do anything over the top and decided not to switch out the mirror or light fixture. 

Another element we changed out was the cabinet above the toilet. The original one was a little dark and large for the space, so this open shelving gave it a lighter feel. 

Now for the master bathroom! We started with one sink and a large storage tower, outdated lighting, a small fiberglass shower, and old linoleum flooring. You guys, this change is AMAZING!

Can you even believe this?! Taking down the storage tower allowed for double sinks to be a reality! A huge selling feature for potential clients. We obviously got a new vanity and opted for a pretty gray color. We did the same quartz as the hall bath, new faucets, lights above each sink, new hardware and a new mirror trimmed out in white.

The toilet nook used to be dark and not necessarily a highlight of the space ;)

With the addition of two wood floating shelves, it's now a great area to display some pretty decorations and store cotton balls and q-tips.

I LOVE this quartz! The veining is so beautiful.

Probably the biggest transformation was this shower. It's only a 3x3 space and the thick fiberglass insert took up about an inch and a half of space all around. The shower door was also dated.

 We ripped that out and installed large subway tile with a gorgeous marble niche and light gray grout. The niche tile color ties right into the new gray vanity color. The new fixtures look SO pretty!

Want to know a fun fact? I actually met these clients at the dog park while Lincoln and their dog, Macy, were playing! We got to talking and when they found out I was an interior designer, they told me about their bathroom projects and we exchanged information. So thankful for this "meet cute" ;) How sweet is Macy?! I think she even likes the new bathrooms!

I hope you enjoyed this transformation!

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