City Condo to Country Home

From Penthouse in the City to Comfortable Country Home


Earlier this year we joined the popular social media website Houzz to share ideas, discuss design trends, collaborate with clients, and of course promote Pegasus Design Group. We soon learned what a great tool the website could be for interior designers. We post photos and examples of our interior designs to idea books, we give design advice to homeowners all over the country, and we’ve participated in local events. It’s also a great tool for our clients to share with us examples of the look they are after.

Our interior design profile and ideabooks on Houzz.

One of our newest clients actually found us on Houzz. They saw our idea books and photos of our work, checked out our website, and gave us a call. They were moving from a modern penthouse condo in Milwaukee to a country home they had purchased outside the city. The new home had good “bones” but desperately needed a facelift.

A new home can be overwhelming if you choose to decorate on your own.


Like lots of homeowners who move to a new home, they were overwhelmed at the prospect of coordinating all of the design elements needed to complete their interior project. They needed Pegasus Design Group to help with the new interior space.

Establish priorities.

To help put the interior design project into perspective we had an initial consultation where we discussed the couple’s likes and dislikes, design preferences, and style. Then we worked to establish priorities.

Make the interior design process a manageable process.


We started by making suggestions for paint colors throughout the home. In the kitchen, we selected the entire color palette, including counter tops with decorative back splash, style and stain of cabinetry, and new flooring. The master bath design selections consisted of wall color, tile, vanity top, cabinetry, decorative tile and shower design. In other areas of the home, particularly the living room we added new furnishings that would work with their existing furniture. We took our clients shopping for carpeting and area rugs. And finally, we presented them with fabrics and designs for their new decorative window treatments. The updated and fresh look for their new home was complete!

In a series of articles coming up we’ll highlight the living room and master bathroom and discuss the before and after along with the choices that were made along the way.