The Bare Bones Reveal

Welcome to 222 7th Street East 🙂  We decided to nickname this house, “Bare Bones” since that is exactly what the house was when we purchased it.  Built in 1920, this home’s original floor plan was far from functional.  We knew we had our work cut-out for us on this one, but the entire Team was excited about the design and what we knew we could turn this house into!


Photo by Hoffman House Photography & Design


Photo taken by Scott Prokop Photography

We gave the exterior a quick update by panting-out the original green trim to black, replacing all the main windows with black trimmed ones,  and replacing all the shingles.  Although these were only three small changes, it really gave the exterior the facelift that it needed. 

Design Inspiration

Photo by Hoffman House Photography & Design

 My inspiration for this project was drawn from the rustic and natural elements of the hexagon tiles we used in the bathrooms.  From there, I fell in love with the olive green cabinets and knew that we had to throw in some gold accents to finish the design off.



We knew that the kitchen was going to be the true heart of this home.  In order to add a main floor bathroom to the house; we had to remove the original formal dining area.  This forced us to get creative in the kitchen 😉  In order to give our buyers a functional space, we created an island that transitions into a bench seat.  The island provides a significant amount of storage and also seconds as a comfortable spot for three people to eat. 


Photos taken by Scott Prokop Photography 

Open shelving is one of our favorite design elements to add, and framing out the drop down hood fan really made that wall pop.  Black brick tiles are something I have never done in a design before, but I really wanted to play off the rustic elements as well as the black swirls in the granite countertops. 

Living Room

I really wanted this space to feel spacious, yet cozy for our buyers so that they could envision themselves entertaining and relaxing in their living room.  I brought in some unique rugs in various sizes and texture and layered them to bring the same rustic element from the kitchen into the living space. 

Photos taken by Scott Prokop Photography 

Master Bathroom

The olive green color from our kitchen island really makes a statement in the bathroom as well.  Pairing the olive green with the gold hardware was the perfect complement to the earthly floor tiles.  We decided to go with a simple white subway tile in the shower and bathtub to keep the attention on the floor tile.  The black grout gives the subways a little bit of spunk to make it a design feature as well!

Photos taken by Scott Prokop Photography


I’m sure most of you have figured this out, but the staging is my absolute favorite part of the entire flip.  For me, once I have chosen the design elements that our Team needs in order to get the renovation started; my mind immediately goes to, “how am I going to tie this all together at the end?”  Because we’re in the business of flipping houses, there is always a budget that I have to stick to when it comes to staging. 

We have been overwhelmingly blessed with some amazing partnerships that we have created over the years.  Dani from Dani’s Vintage Designs continues to paint one-of-a-kind pieces to compliment our designs and really blew us out of the water with the items she provided for this house.  A gorgeous MCM dresser and nightstand fit perfectly in the master bedroom and gave the retro vibe I was going for.  These 3 pieces will be available for sale on her facebook page and website shortly (if they haven’t sold yet :0 – you need to move quick if you fall in love with one of her pieces)!

Photos taken by Hoffman House Photography & Design

Steve and Orisha from Rooted, SK – a new Saskatoon business that specializes in custom cabinets and furniture allowed us to use one of their live edge dining tables.  This particular table is made from solid American Elm, originating from Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon, SK.  The legs are made from solid American Black Walnut and reflect the uniqueness of this table.  With its roots in Saskatoon, this table offers a local twist on a one of a kind piece.  For more info and prices, make sure to check out their website and facebook page –

Photos taken by Hoffman House Photography & Design


Where to source some of the staging items I purchased:

Living room rugs:

Black velvet pouf used as side table in living room – SO GORGEOUS! – Walmart

Dining table runner – Kinder Surprises Antiques – It is an old music scroll for a piano

Gold family sign & woven hanging in master bedroom – Michaels

Plates, bowls and open shelving décor – Home Sense

Moscow mule cups – Walmart

Bed spreads – They’re actually duvet covers from JYSK

Light fixtures – Wayfair

Kitchen cupboards – Sourced from Superior Cabinets

Main wall color: Collingwood OC-28 (Benjamin Moore)

Accent wall color: Chelsea Grey HC-168 (Benjamin Moore)


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Kaitlyn Blair
Kaitlyn Blair

Wife. Designer. Home decorator. Cheesecake obsession. Missouri roots. Follow along as we turn Saskatoon's most rundown houses into something spectacular!