Monday, March 30, 2009
We just wanted to change things up a bit.
Notice the lighting, we have three lamps placed in a triangle pattern.
The greenery on the shelf also adds to finish the look.
It really brings some of her personality to the room.
Sometimes we just need a change ---
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Today, I want you to consider multiple uses for pieces of furniture.
This little metal barrel with a round piece of glass on top, makes a nice little side table.
Notice the benches used as tables.
This little box used as a coffee table.
A stool as a side table? It works!
It increases your possibilities!
I am participating in Hooked on Fridays --- at Hooked on Houses
Monday, March 23, 2009
Next: See the touches of RED --- the pillow, the boxes on the top shelf, the wood tile on the table and the ceramic vase on the top left shelf.
We found a table in the living room, that made the perfect sofa table for behind the couch. This created a spot to put a lamp and some accessories.
The little table between the chairs was used as a night stand in the boy's room. But it works, at least for now --- a place to put a lamp, a plant and a frame.
We moved the couch at an angle, partly to view the TV better, and it moves the couch closer to create a nice conversation area. ---
Be brave and try an angle at your house!
One other note to mention ---
A Sofa and 2 Chairs is so much more versitile that a sofa and a love seat.
I wanted to show this wall --- so that you could see the powerful impact of a focal point.
These 4 pictures and cabinet were on the same wall before ---
but as we position them in a "Unit" or a grouping they really draw your eye in and create a powerful focal point.
Thanks for taking the quiz.
I love sharing these principles with you---and will continue to share my redesigns ---
So you can create YOUR own COZY space!
Labels: Quiz Yourself
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
These do not go all the way to the floor, but it works.
It just depends on what look YOU like.
See how nice and custom they look with another piece of fabric
These are hung with two small rods.
Notice how the fabric frames the window, it does not cover it.
This creates the illusion of a larger window.
These are hung by simple metal rings.
Curtain panels are a great way to add
Fabric to a Room!
photos from bhg
Friday, March 13, 2009
The most dramatic change in this room was to create a
Before the couch was alone in the middle of the room.
We also added a throw blanket and a pillow on the sofas,
as well as a few natural elements.
We took this from the living room (it is full of piano music)
Labels: Family Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I was interviewed by Dr. Paul Jenkins on Live On Purpose Radio
(the link is down below)
--- We decided it would be fun to redesign their bedroom ---
So here it is:
Notice how we turned on the lamps, and have them placed at different heights.
It was as simple as adding fabric
that was stapled to a piece of scrap wood and attached to the ceiling.
Listen to the podcast . . .
We talk about how you can not only redesign a room in your home,
but redesign what you want your life to look like!
It was a lot of fun. Thanks Dr. Paul.