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While she was just getting started as an interior designer, Kate McCann of Grey Dove Design was approached with her biggest project to date — the complete renovation of 66 Fuller House. Sitting in the Catskills of upstate New York, Lexington to be exact, the home was in need of a complete overhaul. The homeowners wanted a getaway for family and friends and a boutique hotel feel to the house so that it could be rented for weekends and vacations. Kate chose a monochromatic color palette for a couple of reasons: for the love of black, white and grey and also because the house is an escape from the over-stimulation of New York City. Keeping the color palette neutral and limited helped to create a sense of calm.

Working on a budget, Kate kept some costs down, like using the existing cabinets in the kitchen and just giving them a fresh coat of paint, and finding most of the art on the walls from Etsy and through a friend’s art auction. However, splurges were made on some items, like the beds. “We wanted sturdy and durable furniture since the house was going to be rented. I thought it would be nice to keep the rooms similar so that it would create continuity and feel like a boutique hotel, mixing up the colors (white and natural steel) added a little variety,” Kate shares. The spiral staircase was also a splurge, more so because of how much trouble they went through to have it fabricated. After it didn’t work properly to begin with, Kate had to hire a second person to work on it. Since it’s such a focal point in the home, it was important that it was just right.

I love the bright, white fireplace, giving a sense of coziness in the winter, while brightening up the interior in the summer. Would you be able to see the vision of the property based on these before pictures? It’s certainly a remarkable transformation. —Erin

Photography by David Prince / @dhprince2

Image above: One of the six bedrooms at the 66 Fuller House, with natural light pouring in. The bed is from Room and Board; the art can be found on Etsy.


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A fresh coat of house paint in Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray and White Diamond leaves the home matching the inside, with a clean and crisp look.


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Before, the home was maroon, white, and gold. While still feeling large, the colors before made it feel choppy. Now, the colors create clean lines and consistency.


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The mud room is so beautiful! The bench fits perfectly in the space. I love the shaker pegs! While sticking with the feel of the whole home, the floor tiles are so fun at the same time.


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The bar cart of dreams! The brass and bottles are a great pop of color. The spiral staircase was created custom for 66 Fuller House.


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A 1970s or 80s prefab staircase was replaced with the new spiral staircase.


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A peek into the sitting area, just off the dining room and kitchen.


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Dwell Studio chairs become the highlight in the sitting room, along with the swing arm lamp, all set in front of that beautiful fireplace.


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Before, the sitting area fireplace was dark stone, making the room feel very heavy. Now it’s light and inviting.


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Kate mixed pieces (here and here) together to create a stunning firewood placement. With all the wood trim before and the heaviness created from the dark stone, the firewood would have blended in. Now it feels like a beautiful focal point.


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From the sitting room into the living room, you get a peek at the double fireplaces. The fireplace tools can be found here.


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The living room is now light and bright with a painted white stone fireplace.


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Before, the living room fireplace was dark and dated. Now it’s bright and airy.


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Another corner of the living room. The coffee table is from Room and Board. The lounge chair is Dwell Studio and the rug is One Kings Lane.


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The texture of the jute rope chair works well to soften the look of the almost monochromatic home.


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From the sitting area, you get a view of the open kitchen, with high ceilings and lots of natural light.


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While Kate did keep the cabinets, she gave them a nice paint job and replaced the hardware. The counters were replaced and subway tile was installed.


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The beautiful Rejuvenation pendants take center stage in the kitchen and dining area.


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The master bedroom, on the third floor, at the top of the landing of the spiral staircase. I love the lamp on the side of the bed.


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The master bath sits open to the room, giving it a spa-like feel.


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For the before, you can see that the bath was incased in wood, sitting under the wooden ceiling and it felt heavy. Now it’s light and dreamy.


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A close-up of the master bath’s tub. The tile can be found here.


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The floor of the third floor guest bathroom ties into the rest of the home so well. Other floors throughout the bathrooms in the home, not shown, can be found here and here.


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Before, the bathroom had vinyl flooring and felt dark and dated. Now the flooring is bright and fun!


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I love the first-floor bathroom’s floor. It’s classic yet also in style.


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The first-floor guest bedroom is decorated with a beautiful mirror, a lamp found on the street in NYC, and a warm dresser.


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The vintage rattan chair, found on eBay, becomes a focal point of the first-floor bedroom.


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Another guest bedroom, on the first floor, keeps with the monochrome theme throughout the home. The bed can be found here.


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Another of the guest rooms, with the same bed as the others, in natural steel.

Sources:

Sitting Room: 

Bar Cart

Decanters 

Two Chairs (Fabric: Manhattan Tuxedo)

Coffee Table

Light Fixture

Area Rug

Drink SideTable

Log Holder

Log Carrier

Floor Pillows

Hexagon Side Table

Side Table Candles

Candle Holder: Vintage

Living Room:

Fireplace Tools

Art to left of Fireplace: Zen Radish by Sue Tallon from Team Bang Auction

Art on Fireplace: The Miss Pixel Shop from Etsy (shop no longer exists)

Vase & Antler on Fireplace: Elephant Trunk Flea Market

Coffee Table

Lounge Chair: (Fabric: Hatta Flannel)

Rug

Side Table

Pillow on chair

Rocking Chair: fabric: notion gunsmoke

Side Table

Lamp: Dwell Studio Naomi Floor Lamp (no longer available)

Log Holder

Floor Pillows

Chair

Kitchen:

Counter Stools: Matte Black

Ceiling Fan

Countertop: from Lowes

Light Fixtures

 Mudroom:

Floor Tile

Bench

Shaker Pegs: (white paint with ebony stain)

Basket: Crate & Barrel (no longer available)

Master Bedroom/ Bathroom:

Armoire: West Elm (no longer available)

Towel Ladder: Etsy Sonadora (no longer available)

Studio Leaning Rack (no longer available)

Floor Tile

Bathtub

Faucet

Bed

Side Table

Light Fixture

Butterflies

Blanket

Exterior:

House Stain: Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray

House Trim: Benjamin Moore White Diamond

Deck Stain: Cabot Driftwood Gray

Interior:

Interior Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore White PM-2

Interior Beams Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Black

Wood Flooring: US Floors Castle Combe West End Beckton

Sources:

Sitting Room: 

Bar Cart

Decanters 

Two Chairs (Fabric: Manhattan Tuxedo)

Coffee Table

Light Fixture

Area Rug

Drink SideTable

Log Holder

Log Carrier

Floor Pillows

Hexagon Side Table

Side Table Candles

Candle Holder: Vintage

Living Room:

Fireplace Tools

Art to left of Fireplace: Zen Radish by Sue Tallon from Team Bang Auction

Art on Fireplace: The Miss Pixel Shop from Etsy (shop no longer exists)

Vase & Antler on Fireplace: Elephant Trunk Flea Market

Coffee Table

Lounge Chair: (Fabric: Hatta Flannel)

Rug

Side Table

Pillow on chair

Rocking Chair: fabric: notion gunsmoke

Side Table

Lamp: Dwell Studio Naomi Floor Lamp (no longer available)

Log Holder

Floor Pillows

Chair

Kitchen:

Counter Stools: Matte Black

Ceiling Fan

Countertop: from Lowes

Light Fixtures

 Mudroom:

Floor Tile

Bench

Shaker Pegs: (white paint with ebony stain)

Basket: Crate & Barrel (no longer available)

Master Bedroom/ Bathroom:

Armoire: West Elm (no longer available)

Towel Ladder: Etsy Sonadora (no longer available)

Studio Leaning Rack (no longer available)

Floor Tile

Bathtub

Faucet

Bed

Side Table

Light Fixture

Butterflies

Blanket

Exterior:

House Stain: Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray

House Trim: Benjamin Moore White Diamond

Deck Stain: Cabot Driftwood Gray

Interior:

Interior Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore White PM-2

Interior Beams Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Black

Wood Flooring: US Floors Castle Combe West End Beckton

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