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There is a freshness, a lightness, a zing about Mercer INTERIOR's work. Dark, cluttered and dowdy becomes casually elegant with layers of texture, luxe mixed with rough. Rooms shed their frumpiness and come to life. Young, vibrant and fun. Because we all love a before and after on Desire to Inspire when Elizabeth Mercer Aurandt asked if we'd like to see what the rooms looked like before she wove her magic I jumped at the offer. Wow! (Photos by Emily Gilbert.)

Reader Comments (14)

What a transformation! I love the feel of the dining room. The combination of new storage units, the exposed brick wall and beautiful old cabinet work really well. The tiles in the kitchen are fab too. V zingy. Top work.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChantal

oh la la what a beautiful transformation! Good bones were existing and it takes an exceptional talent to uncover and realize such a marvelous work. I would live there without changing one thing. This is a very very inspiring place.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoulou Ste-Adele

wow. beautiful colours. I also love the dining room, WANT, and got really inspired by the living room, thank you for sharing!

I love it how they completely changed the look of the living room without messing with the bricks!
A lovely % colourful home!

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInna

That first house had such amazing bones to start with! Nice.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

why cover that gorgeous floor with a blue shaggy carpet? other than that, the kitchen is the only one that really speaks to me.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

That kitchen is quite a transformation. Must Pin those built-ins!

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

Great pics--but her website portfolio pics won't load-FYI.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaz

Elizabeth's work is simply outstanding! Her designs and colors are beautiful! I do like the blue shag rug very much. It adds depth and color to the room. The kitchen is stunning. Much improved!

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHoward

Thank you everyone! Feeling the love!
To answer the question about the blue carpet, that was a client request to protect the floors as they have pets and a young son. Give the clients what they want!
Also, the kitchen cabinets are from Ultracraft.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermercer INTERIOR


We live in Belgium and came accidentally from your concept.

In our living room we have a piece of wall (180 cm) as the brick wall in your concept, but it is a stucco wall.
Previously there was also a heater for it, that we have removed. In addition to this excellent piece of wall, you find on the right side another piece of wall 200 cm.

Could you possibly offer a solution for us. We do not counsel with the piece of wall that protrudes forward.

Thanks in advance.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRiet

Hello Riet,

Please contact me directly and I will do my best to help you. My email is info@mercerinterior.com

Thank you, Elizabeth

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermercer INTERIOR

That kitchen is d-e-v-i-n-e, Looooooooooooooove it.

26 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlea

Holy WOW! Great EVERYTHING!....So light and bright now...Nice work.

29 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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