You won't believe how beautiful this place looks now. 

By Katie Holdefehr
February 16, 2018

When Homepolish designer Carly Callahan of Callahan Interiors and her husband bought a 1928 home in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, they knew they'd have to work hard to make this diamond in the rough shine. The process of renovating the 90-year-old home was a balancing act between modernizing the outdated furnishing (and all that wood paneling), while preserving the charm and character that makes an older home special. After admiring the dramatic before-and-afters and asking Callahan for the inside scoop on the reno, these three design lessons stood out. Whether you're planning a complete home makeover this year or just want to update a room that could use some sprucing, let these three takeaways guide your makeover. 

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