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PROJECT FEATURE: Family in the South Hills gets a complete home makeover!

Question: would you move OUT of your home, for 3 months, and trust a team of professional contractors and an interior designer to completely re-invent your living space? Well, that's what this family did. That's right... and they got rid of ALL of their existing furniture before they left, really giving us a blank canvas.

This family home in the South Hills of Pittsburgh was built in the 1950s. Over the summer, while the family who's lived there for over ten years moved away to enjoy the summer on the coast, their entire home was under renovation. The home underwent a complete interior makeover and exterior facelift.

Once hired, DTSH Interiors interviewed each of the family members, including the two kids. We do this to understand their unique design style and preferences, as part of our thorough on-boarding process. From there, DTSH Interiors formulated a plan for six rooms, including; the living room, dining room, master bedroom, two children's bedrooms and ground floor game room, with the inclusion of the complete fireplace re-design. This lovely family desired to stay in their existing home and invest in updating it, rather than move. This is because they love their home, and neighborhood, and wanted to remain there.


The exterior of the home received a major facelift and transformation, including new light fixtures, updated roof and facia, new windows, updated wood beams, wood door, wood ceiling over the porch, stone added to the entrance and more. This took the home from a dated look to an updated and fresh "modern farmhouse" aesthetic.


And then, on to the interiors!

For DTSH Interiors, this was a Full Service interior design project. Full Service interior design is our signature service. It is a full turn-key design service, so you can just relax while we do our design magic, and wait for your big reveal moment!⁠ ⁠

This fireplace went from meh to yaaah! This re-design was a little extra touch our team surprised the homeowners with.


The dated built-in brick fireplace on the ground floor game room was re-imagined. The new fireplace design would now directly tie in with the modern farmhouse style of the exterior, complete with the addition of a large wooden mantle to cozy up the space, and soften the feel of the whole room.


The interior also received major upgrades during the whole-house renovation. All of the walls and ceilings were resurfaced, the windows, doors and all interior trim was re-done.

The house had become a blank canvas, as mentioned, the home owners disposed of all of their previous furniture. DTSH Interiors worked on 6 rooms: the master bedroom, two children's rooms, dining room, living room and basement game room.

I love this dining room, it's so casual and laid back yet cool. ⁠ ⁠