{Before and After} Renovation by Solis Betancourt & Sherrill

Before and After: Home Renovation by Solis Betancourt & Sherrill

Prepare your eyes for a most luxurious
renovation inspiration, before and after
interior design project by Solis Betancourt
and Sherrill!

The transition at the White House
has put Washington D.C. on Hello Lovely’s
radar with yesterday’s $22 million pad,
the Obama’s new digs, and this ooh lala
renovation by Solis Betancourt today.

Here’s the thing about geeking out
about interior design like a freak…
when you see images of a beautiful project,
it may actually get timestamped on your memory
forever so you like never forget
where and when you saw it, what you
were feeling, wearing, and eating.
Neurotic but True.

When I glimpsed this Washington D.C.
renovation and interior design
by Solís Betancourt and Sherrill
in Architectural Digest one afternoon while
waiting at a car dealership, there wasn’t
another soul in the lobby to tap on the shoulder
and point out the polished plaster ceiling
you see in the living room above!


Here’s the BEFORE of that living room.

It’s a thing of beauty, that ceiling!
I mean, it’s not as if you can immediately
post every dang designgasmic moment
to Facebook or IG with enthusiasm:

“BUT THAT CEILING! Solis Betancourt & Sherill! AD!”

without feeling awfully…


Or can you?
If you go ahead with yer random self,

Ya know?
Um…as if girlfriend doesn’t post enough photos!!!

Solís Betancourt and Sherrill, oh for corn sake,
they butter my biscuit like nobody’s business.
You may want to check out another ditty
about them here with images like this:


Elegant French inspired living room Solis Betancourt Washington D.C.


and this timeless European inspired kitchen

which, once again, became e t c h e d  on the membranes.

I know exactly where I was when I saw it

in a magazine, and I continue to return

to it time and time again.


Elegant European farmhouse style kitchen Solis Betancourt stone walls open shelving glass table


Back to business, kittycats.
Let’s return to the
before and after in Washington D.C.

Here’s the BEFORE of that living room.


AFTER: Waxed venetian plaster ceiling, floor lamp by Rose Tarlow Melrose House,
Sofa’s velvet is Romo, slipper chairs covered in a fabric by Rubelli


One of the rooms BEFORE


BEFORE. Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos stone relief displayed above the sofa.




AFTER. Club chair from Ralph Pucci International, Desk by J. Robert Scott.


AFTER: Mirrored panels slide open to reveal shelves and drawers, Gracie wallpaper on ceiling.


Kitchen  BEFORE.


AFTER: Cabinets, sink, and sink fittings by Bulthaup, Hood and appliances by Gaggenau,
Island countertop is Caesarstone, backsplash is glass.


Bathroom BEFORE.


AFTER: Ceiling light fixture by Chameleon Fine Lighting, mirrored vanity


Bedroom BEFORE.


AFTER: Vintage Seguso lamps by Lobel Modern, Loveseat from Paul Marra Design,
Framed watercolor by Sonia Delaunay, Carpet by Patterson Flynn Martin.


AFTER. Custom table by J. Robert Scott.

Say what you will about
…oh there’s too much refinement for me
…but who could live like that
…i couldn’t possibly live with all that white,
but, kids, different strokes for different folks.

Thank God we don’t all live in identical abodes.
Thank God there’s all this diversity and color.
Thank God there are no design police.
(But wouldn’t it be cool if there WERE officers in chartreuse
and you could be arrested for possession of too much toile
or sent to rehab for shiplapping under the influence?)

Ignore everything I say.
I am probably not tipsy from a birthday cocktail.
(Yep, it’s my birthday today.)
I am old and extremely okay with it right now.
(Tomorrow is another story.)
(May I blog parenthetically permanently?)
(It just feels nice.)


Source: Architectural Digest

Peace to you right where you are.





  1. January 24, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I hope your birthday brought you as much loveliness as the images in this post brought to me! As for for the Venetian plaster ceilings, "amazing" on all levels!! Yep, I love all the white and yep, I COULD live like that in a heartbeat. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. January 24, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    thanks, joan. it was a low key birthday for me that we'll celebrate a little later. xox

  3. August 19, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Everything I've seen on your page is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your artistry.

    • August 20, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Thanks for reading, Pat. I love sharing inspiration and promoting projects and design I think you'll love. 🙂

  4. sharon
    October 12, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I LOVE all of the white! I have lived with white interiors forever! I tried to live with color and always went back to white. Shades of white are ultimately calming. I work in a stress filled field and when I come home I want it to be a bit ethereal and white definitely gives that effect. With different textures, shades of white is interesting and I think this is how heaven probably looks….😊

    • michele
      October 13, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      I know just what you mean! A lot of highly creative people I know choose all-white interiors. 🙂 Thanks for adding to the beauty, Sharon.

  5. sharon
    October 12, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Oh my gosh……and Happy Birthday!

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