Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It worked perfectly as a place to hold plants, a lamp and some candles.
Love it . . . when you can shop the house and find something unexpected!
We used this sewing table in the entry and it created such a nice welcoming feel.
It was originally in the family room holding the TV.
Nice improvement, don't you think?
We were wanting to create a nice reading area and needed a table.
In the backyard storage shed we found the old sewing table and it worked great as an accessory table between the two chairs.
This area became a comfortable reading nook.
We pulled the chair from the bedroom and the sewing table was in the basement covered with old videos.
Look around your house . . . maybe there is an old sewing table that you can put to use!!
I am participating in Works for me Wednesday,
go and take a look at what others ar working on!
Also check out Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I love this look and feel.
They have gorgous lamps . . . and I do love lamps.
1. We moved the piano in the corner so that when you come in the room it is the Focal Point.
2. We took some Artwork from the hall and the storage and hung them on the wall.
3. We found a bookcase in the office, it really helps to have
(it could be a table, desk, or bookcase)
We found some pillows in the playroom. The homeowner really did not like them, but was so surprised at how much they added to the couch (having a few solid pillow colors) We also added a small blanket on the arm of the sofa, as well as a quilt in the basket on the floor.
Fabric makes a real difference.
Tables really add, they are a place to put a lamp, some books or a drink, so that you want to hang out in that room.
We took this one from the family room.
You know that I love LAMPS . . . if you do only one thing add a lamp and it will feel more cozy.
We took the lamp from the bedroom.
Notice on the table I have one lamp, some greenery (Natural Elements) and a frame.
Three items on the table and it works---SIMPLE.
In this BEFORE the one picture on the wall feels a little lonely.
Now YOU go give it a try.
I am joining in Metamorphosis Monday go and check out other before and afters.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here is a Living Room BEFORE
are a perfect spot to place a lamp
a place for your book
a nice place to hold a plant
a surface to put your drink on
a place to put the TV
A tray on an ottoman makes a great table.
I am participating in Works for Me Wednesday
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This bedroom was newly moved into and had nothing
hanging on the walls.
Notice the 3 groupings in this photo:
1. The nightstand has a lamp, a vase of flowers and a crystal clock, as well as a piece of art right above the lamp. This makes it's own group.
2. Above the bed we placed a mirror with a collection of small oval frames. This grouping is just the right scale to fit above the bed, and helps to make the bed a nice focal point. The gold color of all of the pieces really tie it together.
3. On the right of the bed is a small roll top desk, with a lamp, a couple of books and an oval frame. The large rose photo in the center balances out the weight of the desk.
These groupings helped to create balance around the room and are so much more interesting than just hanging up a few pictures.
Take a look around your room and see what you can group together!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today, I was on KSL TV's Studio 5. We did such a fun segment on:
Arranging Your Furniture on an Angle
I love it when they do filming of rooms with before and afters, it is so fun to see the fast forward parts.
Thanks to Piper, Cindy and Harmony for being so willing to let us come and film in thier homes!
I so enjoy working with all of the people there at Studio 5, it has been a great experience.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
It seems so logical to have the furniture line the walls.
Change things up a bit by pulling the furniture away from the walls and trying it on an angle.