Take a Tour of a Greenville Home Recently Renovated, Illuminated by Progress Lighting

Take a Tour of a Greenville Home Recently Renovated, Illuminated by Progress Lighting

Meet Virginia, a valuable member of our team here at Progress Lighting! As a marketing analyst, Virginia’s role comes with a variety of responsibilities and areas of focus, including deciphering data regarding bonuses and rebates, while improving reporting processes. She and her husband, Jake, recently completed their new home renovation right here in Greenville, and were kind enough to share the details, from start to finish, with us!

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Virginia meets with her designer, Amanda, during the design process.

An Overview of the Project
When we asked Virginia about their home search, she said, “We always wanted to live closer to downtown, so we started looking around the Augusta Road area. We wanted something we could put our own mix on and make into what we wanted, so we searched for a fixer upper.” That’s when a friend contacted them about a home for sale in the North Main area, close to local favorites like Community Tap and Universal Joint.
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Image of Virginia & Jake’s new property during construction.

The property had ¾ acre, which was essential for the two dog lovers, as well as an eight-minute commute to Jake’s office – two immediate positive aspects. However, the home was built in the 1960’s and had never been updated, which prompted renovation plans. With the help of their contractor and designer, Virginia and her then fiancé added 1,000 square feet to the 1,200 square-foot, 2-story house, creating a master bathroom, a brand new kitchen, a powder room and laundry room, garage, and two more bedrooms.

The couple worked with Jason O’Neal with Pathfinder Construction and designer Amanda Campbell of Amanda Louise Interiors to bring their vision to life.

One significant change made during the renovation involved tearing down walls to connect the kitchen and living areas in one large open space. Check out the before and after shots below:

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Overall Vision for the Home Design
When thinking about design, Virginia and Jake wanted to maintain some of the home’s traditional character, while adding in some modern aspects. They stuck with mainly neutrals, using color more prominently in accessories, such as furniture and décor, that could be easily changed or replaced. Virginia wanted to incorporate a style similar to Joanna Gaines’, but with a more rustic feel, which influenced her lighting fixture selections.
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Virginia and designer Amanda meet to discuss lighting fixtures, such as the Beaker sconce pictured here, for the home.

Using Lighting to Complete the Vision
Virginia chose two Spicewood pendants for the kitchen and a Turnbury chandelier for the master bedroom to bring in the desired rustic look, then incorporated both traditional and modern lighting to create a blended transitional design throughout the home.
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The Turnbury chandelier serves as a focal point for the master bedroom. Photography by TJ Getz.

She also chose a Glimmer pendant to welcome guests as they enter the house, and a Draper chandelier to bring a unique, contemporary touch to their traditional dining room. Other fixtures included a Beaker sconce for a bathroom, and a Bay Court pendant to brighten a dark stairway. The home’s master closet features a Glimmer pendant and Virginia selected two Mod bath & vanity fixtures for their transitional master bathroom (shown below).
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A Glimmer pendant and Mod bath & vanity fixtures were chosen for the master closet and bathroom. Photography by TJ Getz.

According to Virginia, the Spicewood pendant was a mutual favorite fixture out of all the selections for their home. “We absolutely love this rustic, modern piece! It’s going right over the island for a centerpiece to pull together the adjoined kitchen and great room.” The pendants are accompanied with recessed lighting and a dimmer to adjust the brightness of the room.
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The Spicewood pendant was a favorite fixture for Virginia & Jake! Left Image: Photography by TJ Getz.

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Virginia and Jake enjoying their new front porch, featuring Andover outdoor lights, with one of their dogs, Goober. Photography by TJ Getz.

Thanks, Virginia and Jake, for sharing your new home and story with us! We hope your Progress Lighting fixtures will illuminate many memories to come.

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