Before & After: Derek's Style Switchup

Before & After: Derek's Style Switchup

Laure Joliet
Feb 4, 2011

Sometimes when you're making over a space it's not because there's anything horrible about the 'before', it's just because you're ready for a change. That was the case for Derek, a 2-time House Tour-er we've featured. From one House Tour to the next, he took his apartment from "Mid Century Kitsch and Colors" to "Monochromatic 70's".

Check out these befores and afters of Derek's living room, the first from Derek's Gidget Gets a Sex Change and the afters from the more recent Derek's Gidget Goes Disco. He shed most of his mid century colorful kitsch for a streamlined approach. He changed out the carpet, simplified all the furniture and artwork, got vertical blinds and stuck to a palette of red, black and chrome and the difference is striking.

Have you totally made over the style of your space?

Images: Gregory Han, Laure Joliet

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