Before and After: Jared Paul’s Palmetto Retreat
If you’ve flipped through the pages of our November issue, you may have already seen the brilliant work of interior designer Jared Paul in the restoration of a dilapidated 1850s Palmetto farmhouse. We spared those glossy pages from the not-so-pretty sights of the estate prior to its renovation, so that’s where I come in; bearing the good the bad and the ugly. With a true passion for the restoration of old and forgotten homes, I salute Paul in this magnificent feat. The before and after pictures are nothing short of amazing!
Much of this renovation project required peeling back layers. In the case of the home’s exterior, the green siding (if you can call it that!) was removed and the home now fashions a beautiful wood exterior with tin accents. The home’s lush green landscaping is absolutely exquisite. Out with the four-wheeler, in with the greenery! I’m sure it makes porch sitting much more enjoyable!
I love the blend of neutral and bright colors in this space. The transformation of this room involved painting the wood paneled walls a rustic olive color, exposing more of the brick around the fire place, adding solid wood shutters to perfectly cover the windows when closed, as both an architectural detail and security measure. Paul upholstered two wing chairs in a document print from Bruschwig & Fils as a nod to the French heritage of the home’s original owners.
Can you believe this is even the same home? I especially love the farm sink with the beautiful cabinetry made from repurposed pine planks.
This may be my favorite room of the house, with such great natural light, there’s not a single lamp in sight! And it’s amazing how simply painting walls white can so greatly open a space. I particularly like the contrast of the white with the stained wood-paneled door.
Early on in the project Paul knew turning this house into a home would be a challenge. But the challenge was met! With a thoughtful mind to the home’s original history, and an eye for livable and personalized design, Paul was able to masterfully reveal the hidden treasure that this home had been hiding. Check out our November issue for more pictures and details on Paul’s Palmetto retreat.
Which room transformation is your favorite?