Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thank you to all those who commented.
We are going to look at this living room and talk about what things made the difference in the BEFORE and AFTER
1. The furniture was rearranged
so the room is more balanced on each side
2. We edited out a number of items --
less is more usally always works
3.You now notice these beautiful tables
the homeowner's husband and father-in-law made them-- in fact there used to be 4 in the room
4. We created a "unit" on the wall behind the couch.
She did paint the mirror frame black and we hung it horizontal
5. We added a lamp --
it came from the little boy's room and it does make the room feel more cozy
6. Notice on the table with the lamp
we have three items and they are different heights---lamp framed picture and plant
7. We centered the hutch on the long wall to create a focal point.
8. Of course the Rug is a wonderful addition
It came from the garage, the homeowner would have loved using it in the past but on the top 1/4 of the rug was a large embroidered tag labeled SAMPLE --- we just pushed that part under the couch and ta da! ... like magic the rug anchors the furniture and adds just the right colors to the room
9. We pulled the furniture closer
so that you have a nice conversation area
10.We added a green throw blanket on the chair
which ties in nicely with the colors in the room.
11. The side table has a plant and some books
All of these changes were done with just what she had in her home.
Isn't that fantastic!
You can do an I-Spy at your house too, just take these simple ideas and YOUR stuff and see what you can create.
Of course I would love for you to e-mail me before and after shots!
I am joining in Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.