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Go Inside Melissa Gorga's Posh Home Renovation
The #RHONJ abode went through quite the dramatic transformation.
If you thought Melissa Gorga's New Jersey home couldn't get any more fabulous, think again. The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom took E! News inside her recent home renovation, and it is just as sleek and stylish as the fashionista herself.
During the renovation, Melissa brightened up her formerly "very warm" mansion decked out in gold and faux finishes. This time around, Melissa opted for white decor with gold and black accents, such as the gold leaf trim on the ceiling and the black wrought iron double staircase in the "foyay, foyour, foyer," as she puts it in the video.
The crib gets even more elegant when you step on through to the great room decorated with plush, white couches, a stunning chandelier, and a fireplace that has been transformed from completely gold leaf to featuring a white and marble facade. "It's more of the posh room in the house," Melissa describes the room in the clip. "I think it's one of the dressier rooms."
There is one room in Melissa's home that she decided not to touch: the dining room. The room features custom-mixed blue-gray paint on the walls, hand-laid trim, and a dining room set that looks chic and comfortable. You don't really mess with perfection, now do you?
The most recent revamp of the house took place in the backyard, which features a pool that took 10 months to complete, a sophisticated seating area, and fire pits. Melissa said her husband Joe Gorga and his team finished work on the backyard just in the nick of time just before their daughter Antonia's emoji-themed 11th birthday in August.
Melissa explained how she and Joe ended up living in such a beautiful abode in the first place. "We just knew we wanted to be in a nice neighborhood. Joe's obviously a builder. He built this house from the ground up. So we had driven through, and I had told him, 'Wow, that's an amazing neighborhood. I would love if we could move there,'" she said. "He surprised me on Christmas Eve [in 2008], and he had the plans. He had bought the lot without me knowing. And we, literally, together then built this house from the ground up."
We're still drooling over Melissa's closet, too. Check out a tour, below.