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Before & After Home-Renovation Inspiration

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Currently in the process of restoring a dated 1980s home in Melbourne into a breathtaking modern farmhouse awash with period-style features, Zainab Mohamad’s effortless eye for elegance is enviable. Her Instagram journey at @zainabhomedesigns inspires as it reveals the before and after home renovation pics of her project. Transforming the family home from dowdy to designer – with her three gorgeous kids in tow – Zainab is passionate about everything decorating and décor related. Her ultimate dream is to buy and flip houses professionally.

How would you describe your style?

I don’t have a specific style. I do, however, love the traditional and country style. So they’ve been my main influences around my home.

Before and after home renovation inspiration
Zainab's 1980s living room before
Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum after lounge
Modern farmhouse elegance after

Where do you get your inspiration from?

A whole heap of different places – there are so many amazing accounts on Instagram that I find a lot of great ideas from. I love Pinterest and viewing display homes too. I also have so many favourite designers who I get inspiration from. My ultimate would have to be Joanna Gaines. I also love Randi Garrett – I find her style very similar to mine.

Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum vignette
Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum lounge
Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum girl's bedroom
Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum dining room

How do you begin when starting a new room or project?

I envision how I want the space to look, decide on the colour scheme, then start with the styling. It’s so much fun. The kitchen has definitely been my favourite project.

Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum before kitchen
Retro flashback kitchen before
Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum after kitchen
Contemporary chic after

What’s next for you?

In terms of my current reno, I’m hoping to start my laundry/pantry room soon, then the bathrooms. Outside of my own renovations, I’ve started to help some family and friends with interior design and styling.

Before and after home renovation inspiration from a designer mum

Quick quiz …

When I was young, I wanted toA fashion designer.
Every home should haveLove, food and a good vacuum.
I would describe my style asModern farmhouse.
Number one tip for DIY decorators? Don’t be afraid to be creative. Everyone has their own unique style and twist in their decorating so be sure to always follow that. Don’t do what others are doing because it’s in trend or the safer route, do you and what inspires you.
If in doubtStart again.
My favourite room in the house is The kitchen.
Comfort or style? Both combined.
See more of Zainab Mohamad’s stunning before and after home renovation inspiration on her Instagram page at @zainabhomedesigns. Or get some more DIY decorating inspiration from this family-focused home with a French farmhouse twist.

(Images courtesy of @zainabhomedesigns, including the Carrelage Blue Tile Hand Woven Rug in living room)

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