Monday, July 18, 2011

Look what a consult can do!

This room makeover was done all by
the homeowner---herself!

She hired me to come and do a consultation,
 we walked throughout the house and talked about
what she could do to make the family room more inviting. 

After an hour and a half I left. 

Some months later she called and said I am DONE!
Come and take the after shots.

Here is the entry BEFORE
The end table was just too short to fill the space.

We found this dresser down in her storage room
(it was previously white).
This space needed something taller so that the scale would feel right.
See how a coat of paint, a little larger mirror and a lamp
 magically changed this space.

Wow! the paint on the wall made such a difference,
  the molding and the door really stand out now.
It also warms up everything---so much more inviting.

Notice the mirror propped above the fireplace,
 it was really not reflecting anything interesting,
 mostly just the ceiling. 

This is the mirror that is now in the entry. 
 It adds light and movement to that space.

 I really like mirrors in the entryway.

She painted the wall a light beige and added the accent brown. 
The homeowner also added new furniture which
really does update the family room.

Notice how we flanked the two sofas on either side of the fireplace. 
This helps to create a nice focal point,
and a great conversation area.

Here she had a number of smaller items on the mantle
as well as hanging on the wall.

Look at how much better it feels to take a collection of items
 and place them together in a group---the box shelves on the left
and the three framed photos on the right.

The fabric on the chair is repeated
with a couple of toss pillows on the couch.

See the touches of red throughout the room. 
 It gives a pop of life to the space.

Nice simple focal point.

It is always important to have items in the room that you love. 
 The painting was important to her,
 as well as the quilted wall hanging that her mother made
specifically for the new colors in the room.

This makes the room yours.

Okay, I want to sit by the fire and read a book here!

So... see what a great transformation was made. 
This homeowner just needed a little direction,

She knew what she liked but was
not quite sure how to get it.

I came in and gave her a few ideas and
suggestions, but she did all the work!

I am so happy to help any of you . . .
This also makes a great gift.

My consulting rate is $50.00 an hour.


  1. D said...
    What a wonderful difference in EVERYTHING. She did a great job using your advice.
    Lindy D. said...
    She did a great job following your advice! My favorite transformation is the fireplace which looks completely different.
    C.J. said...
    good for you!
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