Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2011 by midcenturyjo

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.)

Georgia says:

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

anonymous says:

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

homestilo says:

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

maz says:

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

Howard says:

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!

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.

Riet says:


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.

Hello Riet,

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

Thank you, Elizabeth

lea says:

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

Laura says:

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

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