Classic Design with Tropical Influences, A Whole House Remodel in Leawood – Living Room, Study, & Powder Bath

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Last updated on May 18, 2021

Our clients had recently bought a home in Leawood and they loved the tree-backed lot and potential they saw. In fact, they wanted to update the entire main floor of the home, custom to their needs. They reached out to Schloegel and worked with Megan Bringman. In case you missed it, take a look at the kitchen, dining, hearth, and utility rooms. This week we’re sharing the living room, study, and powder bathroom.

At their first meeting, our clients shared their design aesthetic, something not too trendy and somewhat classic. They hoped for something that mixed Casablanca, oasis, Panama Jack, Bahamian, collected and curated. Wait till you see how those elements were mixed to create a stunning home our homeowners will enjoy for years to come.

Entry & Living Room

Space definition in this expansive entry and living room seemed to be what was missing. Additionally, the aesthetic was a bit ornate with the Roman columns and red tile. Megan’s goal was to make the living room feel more livable and defined by both toning down elements and defining areas.


Our team softened the entryway arch and added a wall extension by the hallway. They added casings to the new wall and arch giving the living room more space definition.

We also removed the trim extension on each side of the fireplace and the above mantle trim and replaced the tile surround. This toned down the formal feel in the room and played into our curated, tropical aesthetic. 

The same floors laid in the kitchen were carried into the living room, entryway, study, and powder bathroom, giving the entire home a cohesive, warm feel. Finally, fresh creamy, light-hued paint finished the room. Our Paint Services Team painted the columns the same color as the trim allowing them to subtly mix in with their surroundings.

I feel like this room deserves a Wow! Nell Hills did a fantastic job finishing the room with beautiful furnishings.


Our clients wanted their study to be a self-contained space, somewhere they could get work down without interruptions. Almost as though they knew they’d need it in 2020! We decided the best course of action was to make the open study into an actual room.

We framed the room and added a large (64”) pocket door. This allows them to keep that open feel while still having a door when necessary. Again, the same floors were laid in here. The room also received a fresh coat of paint.

Powder Bathroom

As we often talk about there isn’t a lot of room in a powder bathroom to change a lot of things. That’s why it’s the best room in the home to go bold with design decisions. This wonderful powder bathroom didn’t disappoint. Our team took out the existing vanity, toilet, fixtures, flooring, and wallpaper. We started with laying the new hardwoods and layered up. The curved vanity mimics the round vessel sink. The round vanity front also allows for more space in the bathroom without forgoing sink storage. Movement and pattern in the Moorish style vessel sink bring movement and pattern into the bathroom where the KOHLER Purist faucet in brushed gold offers clean lines with architectural forms. The homeowners decided to keep their amazing mirror. The overall effect has pattern mixed with clean lines and gold touches.


Check back for the final reveal of this whole house remodel where Megan transforms this ornate, somewhat dated home into a classic beauty with tropical influences.

Thinking about updating your home? Give us a call to speak with a Schloegel expert.