Condo Makeover Inspiration

Remember when we chatted about Maggie’s Condo Makeover?

MaggieWell, Maggie handed over creative control to Casey and me (more on that here) and we are knee-deep in the planning process. Although we have “control” over the makeover, we still wanted to make sure the new place oozed Maggie’s style and was a place she was super excited to come home to and super proud to call HOME.

So before we made any decisions, we worked with Maggie to identify her style, which was not as easy as it sounds since Maggie didn’t really know her home decor style. As Maggie struggled identifying her style, we quickly realized that identifying “YOUR STYLE” is tough!! I mean heck, if both of us had to start from scratch in a new place, we would probably struggle too…. and we love home decor. So we decided that maybe Maggie isn’t the only one who could use a few tips and tricks to help identify her style and that maybe we should post about the process. That’s coming soon…

Today, we’re skipping straight to the style we came up with (with Maggie’s help) and the inspiration we’re using for this makeover.

Maggie's Makeover

We’re working with lots of neutrals and mid-century inspired furniture here. We’re actually partnering with the amazing Wayfair for most of the furniture items, which we’re SUPER excited about! Their selection is a-m-a-z-i-n-g and all of the pieces are mailed straight to Maggie’s place. With the help of my amazing dad, the previously green walls are now a gorgeous gray… Benjamin Moore’s San Antonio to be exact. Choosing the “perfect” paint color for this space was also a challenge, but we’re super excited with the results. <– More on that process coming soon too!

This condo makeover has really opened our eyes on how tough the home decor process can be when you’re starting from scratch, aren’t too sure what your “style” is, and have no clue how to put it all together after you do finally decide. We’re hoping to use this adventure to chat about some of these challenges here on the DIY Playbook over the next month or so. We’re thinking each week we’ll check-in with makeover details, and more importantly, try to provide a few tips to make this daunting process a little less scary/stressful/intimidating/frustrating. Because let’s be honest, buying and decorating a new place should be an exciting time of your life!!

Bridget Signature


  • Heather

    I am excited to see more! I know that feeling of starting from scratch. When we bought our house, it took me about six months to figure out what to do in there because I had no idea how to execute. It can be a super stressful process!!

    • We completely agree, even now we wouldn’t know where to start!

  • Aren’t dads the best?! Love the new paint color. Can’t wait to hear more about finding your home style. That’s something I struggle with which often means I just don’t decorate. I definitely want to work on that!

  • LOVE the inspiration board! 🙂

    • Aww, thanks Elise! We can’t wait to take this inspiration board and put it into action =)

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In

    I’m really looking forward to how you found out about Maggie’s style and using that in my own life as I decorate– with the craze of Pinterest it’s hard to tell anymore what’s actually your style and what Pinterest is telling you that your style is!

    • Thanks Lindsay!! You’re so right– figuring out what you LOVE and what Pinterest LOVES can be two different things. Not to mention what it looks like on Pinterest vs. what it looks like in everyday life. #decisions

  • Michelle

    I am SO glad you are going to tell us more about how to pin down your style!! So timely. We moved into a house that was a model so it was decorated already but not quite to our liking (mustard colored walls are not quite our thing). I have no idea how to figure out what to do with the living room and dining room so like others, I have been pinning like mad to see if I can pick out trends and consistencies in what I like. I have zero decoration capability so I will be following Maggie’s condo process closely! Thank you both!!

    • Wow, congrats on your new place! And thank you so much!! We hope you find it helpful… if we miss anything, don’t hesitate to let us know! I think a lot of people are in this boat (us included sometimes!).