Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Here is the Segment that we did on Studio 5 today---

Simple Ways to Make Your Laundry Room Fun

video


 4 tips to help create a more happy space:


1. Add Color - A quick and easy way to do this is with paint. No matter what size your space is, a little paint can make a BIG difference. I chose green because it makes me happy and it just feels good to me. You can also add fabric with fun colors as well as a few accessories to tie the color throughout the room.

2. Add Light - A laundry room is a space that you want to see what you are doing. You can use a task light, there are many varieties even some that can be clamped onto an shelf. In my laundry room there is also space to do some craft projects so it is nice to have a lamp to see better with as well as create a more comfortable atmosphere.

3. Add Greenery or Flowers - You want your laundry room to feel fresh and clean. The greenery gives a fresh feel to the space and flowers just make you happy.

4. Personalize the Space- Add in some of your personality, with photos, artwork, items that you love.



I added a photo bulletin board and filled it with pictures and attached little items that I like. I also added a mirror and some hooks that belonged in my great grandfather's home.


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So, no matter what size your laundry room ---
you can do a few things to love it more!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Laundry Room Surprise

I just redesigned my Laundry Room for a segment on Studio 5
 (a local TV program)
What great motivation to get something done!

Here is a little taste of what it looks like.


BEFORE
We have lived in this home for 6 months and the laundry room is one of the last rooms to get any attention.

But when Studio 5 asked me to do a laundry room ---
 I thought this was the perfect time to do mine
and give me a deadline!


It really makes me happy to go in there now . . .


The show will be on Tuesday, August 24th 11:00 a.m. 
on KSL TV channel 5.

I will post the video here after it airs.

So fun--- 
 I will give you all of the little details
and how I decided on everything!

Stay tuned . . .

 I joined transformation thursday at the shabby chic cottage.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Details Do Matter

In my last post we had a quiz --- today I have the answers for you!
What details made the difference?


BEFORE


AFTER
We traded out the mirror (the reflection was not very interesting) over the fireplace with a piece of art and added two pots of greenery on each side.
Notice the pillows add color and texture to the room and make it feel more inviting.

The area rug anchors the furniture and warms up the wood floor.
We added a couple more tables to the room, which allows you to accessorize.


BEFORE


AFTER
The tree in the corner softens the space.
Do you see the touches of red that are around the room? It helps tie the space together.



BEFORE


AFTER
The lamp really creates a warm cozy feel.
Notice the green plants throughout the space. 
Adding a few natural elements makes the room more comfortable.


See the little bit of red on the mantle.

These are all little tips that you can do in your own space.

1. Plants
2. Rug
3. Pillows
4. Add some Red
5. Tables
6. Lamps

These little details do make your space more cozy!