Alison Goldman's Recent Articles
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Before and After: A $0 Entryway Redo Cruella De Vil Would Go Wild Over
This new space has major spunk with minimal investment.
Jan 1, 2020
Before and After: This Living Room Goes from All-Beige to Bright and Cozy
Spoiler: The word art decal doesn't make the cut.
Dec 31, 2019
Before and After: This Maximalist Entryway Uses ALL of the Patterns
This entry is an explosion of pattern and color, in the best way.
Dec 30, 2019
Before and After: A Just-OK Living Room Becomes a Stunning Dining Room
The shakeup took the space from blah and bland to totally vibrant.
Dec 28, 2019
Before and After: This Sunroom's Before is Good, but Its After Wows
This renovation made the space way more usable year-round.
Dec 25, 2019
Before and After: A Dreamy Fireplace Just in Time for the Holiday Season
This bright, welcoming redo is fireplace goals.
Nov 30, 2019
Before and After: This Floral Laundry Room Makes Chores Feel... Luxurious??
Ok, yes, strong claim—but wait until you see it.
Nov 29, 2019
Before and After: You'll Want to Warm Up in This Sunroom ASAP
Bye, dirty carpet and crumbly ceiling tiles. Hi, dream destination.
Nov 28, 2019
Before and After: See This Frumpy Living Room Go Cozy-Modern
You can barely tell it's the same space!
Nov 27, 2019
Before and After: How a Master Suite Went from Basic to Fabulously Boho
The new bedroom and bathroom are a little fresh, a little funky, a lot stylish.
Nov 26, 2019
Before and After: This 1995-Era Master Bathroom Redo Is Plain Dreamy
Hello, 1995? We're here to give your beige tile back.
Nov 12, 2019
Before and After: A Cozy Redo for This Dark Rental Living Room
This rental-friendly living room redo is peak chill spot.
Nov 10, 2019
Before and After: DIY Guest Bedroom Features a Super Clever IKEA Hack
This guest bedroom has tons of charm (and your new favorite IKEA hack).
Nov 9, 2019
Before and After: This Powder Room Overhaul Cost Just $65 (!!!)
Some clever DIYing turned this bathroom into a space you won't even recognize.
Nov 5, 2019
Before and After: A Bright Budget Redo for this Lime Green Kitchen
Lime green: great for slime, not always so great for cabinets.
Nov 4, 2019
Before and After: A Bland Bathroom Got a Wheelchair-Friendly Reno
This beige-on-brown bathroom wasn't pretty, and it definitely wasn't practical.
Oct 12, 2019
Before and After: A Cheery Refresh for This Once-Bland Kitchen
What to do when your kitchen's perfectly fine but also just fine? Roll out the wallpaper and grab some paintbrushes, of course.
Oct 8, 2019
Before & After: A Closet Becomes a Reading Nook for Less Than $100
Perfect for fall: A comfy DIY book nook, done on the cheap. Dreamy!
Oct 7, 2019
Before and After: A DIY Overhaul Transformed This Old, Dirty Bathroom
Claire Kennedy and her husband are renovating their entire UK home—and the bathroom needed extra help. Two types of tile and a chic new paint color made it look brand new.
Oct 7, 2019
Before and After: This Studio Refresh Saved One Renter Lots of Cash
When Eric Skyta first toured his San Francisco studio, he saw a messy, outdated space filled with peeling linoleum floors and peeling paint. But he says he saw something else, too: potential.
Oct 6, 2019
Before and After: Black Paint Made This Powder Room Feel So Much Warmer
Like many half baths, Jo Char's powder room is tiny and windowless. Logically, she initially went with a light wall color, but all that did was make the room feel "sterile and anemic," she writes.
Sep 29, 2019
Before and After: A Cluttered Garage Gets a (Zero-Cost!) Cleanup 35 Years in the Making
Because they had primer and paint on hand that was left over from other projects, these homeowners put a lot of time into their townhome's garage makeover, but no money.
Sep 28, 2019
Before and After: This Upgraded Kitchen Looks About 100 Times Brighter
Myra McKeon's kitchen was, well, totally fine. "The before was functional and by all means great," she writes. "The style of the kitchen would be liked by most, but it just wasn't my particular style."
Sep 27, 2019
Before and After: This $100 Storage Closet Makeover Comes with So Many Organization Lessons
This family's toy closet was better looking than many, but it definitely had some room for improvement.
Sep 24, 2019
Before and After: This Stair Paint Job Will Make You Never Want to Climb a Plain Staircase Again
Meghan Clemons had a standard wood staircase in her Pennsylvania house, but she wanted something a little different.
Sep 23, 2019
Before and After: The Ceiling Mural in This New Entryway Might Make You Gasp
Andrea Latham's entryway had fabulous bones, but it wasn't living up to its potential, and it wasn't very functional either.
Sep 21, 2019
Before and After: This $345 Laundry Room Makeover Made a Cluttered Spot Bright and Airy
This homeowner's laundry room had also become her storage room. So she wanted to give the space some love—but, like, budgeted love.
Sep 17, 2019
Before and After: Here’s Proof That a Linen Closet Can Actually Look Stylish
The space needed function and organization, but now this well-organized linen closet is too pretty to be hidden behind closed doors.
Sep 10, 2019
Before and After: A Carpeted (!!) Bathroom Gets a Pretty Pink Makeover
Joanne Gultig's UK bathroom had green carpet, and that really says it all.
Sep 9, 2019
Before and After: An Uninspired Sitting Room Gets Some Neon Personality
When Lucy and her husband bought their UK home four years ago, their sitting room and its Victorian fireplace were every shade of neutral.
Sep 7, 2019
Before and After: A California Cabin Becomes the Sweet Destination It Always Had the Potential to Be
As soon as Hope Mendes and her husband saw their Cobb, California, cabin, they knew it was the place they'd been searching for.
Sep 5, 2019
Before and After: How Painting the Door Sparked a Small Pantry’s Organizational Overhaul
After painting the door, Liz began to see the potential in this crowded little pantry. "No more dark closet, no more clutter! This was going to be a bright, organized space."
Sep 3, 2019
Before and After: You Won’t Recognize This Kitchen After Its Completely DIY Upgrade
Sure, Kalila's 1975 kitchen had been updated a bit with a cooktop, dishwasher, and refrigerator. But overall, it was a wood-filled, windowless room desperately in need of a renovation.
Aug 28, 2019
Before and After: Check Out This Chic Solution for a Living Room with an Asymmetrical Fireplace
How do you design a living room when it has an uneven fireplace sitting oddly in the corner? Kristyn Jackson was baffled.
Aug 21, 2019
Before and After: An Aging Blue Bathroom Gets a Modern Monochrome Revamp
Lucinda Mitra and her husband inherited a bathroom from their UK home's previous owners that was "completely livable, but somewhat tired and dated," she writes.
Aug 16, 2019
Before and After: This Patio’s Major Makeover Is Thanks to Paint—Seriously
Devon Else wanted her family's large patio to feel warm and inviting, so she decided to break out some paint and DIY it. Including a door, the entire project cost just over $1,000.
Aug 15, 2019
Before and After: We Dare You to Guess How Inexpensive This UK Kitchen Reno Was
"I wanted a kitchen with an open aspect that I could love, enjoy, and utilize," writes Vicky Flynn of Liverpool. Instead, she had a "dark, gloomy, decrepit space" with a leaky tap and "some interesting shades of brown."
Aug 14, 2019
Before and After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Reno Honors a Home’s History
"Nice bones." That's how Alison Caporimo and her wife described their New Jersey home the first time they walked through it.
Aug 8, 2019
Before and After: An Interior Design Student Upgraded Her Family’s Kitchen from Builder Grade to Beautiful
Suchada Eickemeyer and her husband bought their house in 2016, just as she was beginning interior design school. She knew that she would be able to put her newly-acquired skills to good use in the home's kitchen.
Jul 31, 2019
Before and After: See an Outdated Dining Room with a ‘Yellow Hue’ Get a Plant-Infused Refresh
During Meredith Svoboda's final walk-through of her Nashville home, she photographed the dining room, "dreaming of the life I could bring to this room," she writes.
Jul 29, 2019
Before and After: A Wood-Everywhere 1950s Home Gets a Bright New Life
When Laura Wilson of Velvet Sweatpants Interior Design and her fiancé purchased their 1959 home from the original owner, they knew the home needed a lot of love. They also knew they had their work cut out for them.
Jul 25, 2019