Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Here is a Living Room that we redesigned ---
Look at the BEFORE and AFTERS and tell me what made the difference.
I will give you the answers in my next post.
Let me know what you think!
I am joining Met Monday---for some great before and afters go and take a look.
Labels: Living Room
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here are a few photos of lighting that I have taken at my new home.
I often get asked what to do first, if I want a change in my room? If you have just a little time and want to make your home feel more comfortable. My 1st simple interior decorating tip--- is to turn on a lamp! Most of us have lamps but rarely turn them on. Just turn on the lamp and it will automatically feel better.
So... what if you do not have a lamp in the room you want to work on. This is where an interior RE-design comes in. We want to use items that you have in your home already, so start shopping the house! This really is fun --- go from room to room looking for a lamp. Look in the den, office or a bedroom, it can even be one from your little boy’s room. Bring what lamps you could round up into the room you are working on. If you only have one, start with one. If you found more, place them around the room at different heights. It is ideal if you have three different lamps positioned in a triangle pattern throughout the room. As you turn them on instantly you will feel a warmer more inviting feeling.
Now you know what it feels like to have a lamp in that room. Everyone always asks me, “well what about my little boy’s room.” This is where you can decide if you want to leave the lamp here or return it to the bedroom with the idea that when you are ready, you know that you are looking for a lamp. You can go out on a homework assignment and look for a lamp. This way you are not overwhelmed in the home decorating store --- you know right what you 're looking for. You know what it feels like and how it looks to have a lamp in that space.
So, if you are short on time but want to make a difference, add a lamp or two–(be sure and turn them on)! You will be pleasantly surprised at how much more time you and your family will want to spend in that room.
You can take little steps like this and be your own interior designer or decorator---and all you have to spend ---is a little time!
I am participating in Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Okay --- I am still working on putting things together at my new home, I promise to get you pictures soon. For now here are a few ideas for above your kitchen cabinets---
We used fresh GREEN and WHITE --- which is a nice way to give you a lift in the middle of winter!
These were just regular plates out of her kitchen cabinet, we just propped them up as part of the display.
Notice the odd numbers and the different heights. We also added a couple of natural elements
---the ball with little green berries and the small twig ball.
This was on a shelf in the same kitchen. The clock has similar decorative iron, and a little greenery softens it up.
More white plates out of the kitchen cupboard with a little green grass and a green candle.
We made a grouping of 3 ---added some greenery
and the ornamental iron ties in with the other pieces in the kitchen.
We did all of this using what the homeowner had in her home already.
Try a few plates from your cupboard with a little greenery and see what you can come up with!
I am participating in a blog party over at Metamorphisis Monday
Go and take a look at some fun posts.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Well--- Moving is a BIG job!
I am finally beginning to crawl out of the boxes.
I will be posting pictures of my new place soon, but for now here are a few more photos from a client who downsized and moved to a new place.
When you move it does not start to feel like home until you can get a few things on the wall. It is so common to have pictures and art propped against the wall for months.
Like this BEFORE shot.
it will feel better!
I am joining in Met Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch.
Go and have a look.
Labels: Arranging Art