Monday, October 1, 2012
Here is the other side of the room on the previous post!
See how we made a grouping with the piano,
the clock and the art work. It created a "unit" on that wall.
A place to let your eye rest.
Sometimes just a change up and rearrange can make all the difference.
Putting the furniture on an angle can create a more cozy feel.
What can you do to cozy up your space?
Monday, September 17, 2012
In this redesign, my camera battery just gave out---
but I was able to give you a quick before and after.
Here it is:
See what changes we made:
1. Putting the furniture a on an angle,
creates a conversation area
2. Added fabric, the rug, the throw blanket and pillow,
soften the space and make it cozy
3. The pot of twigs on the side table, adds height
as well as a natural element.
4. The three owl prints hanging vertically,
fits the scale of the room better.
5. A lamp in the corner,
creates a warm glow to the room, as well as height.
And this was all done using what she had in her home already... Sooo Fun!
What can you do to change up your space?
p.s. I will show you the other half of the room soon!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
1 comments Posted by ImagineCozy at 11:32 AM
Isn't this study so warm and inviting!
See what we added to transform the room---
What do you see that makes it feel better?
A mirror to fill the empty space and to reflect light.
Fabric -- curtains and pillows
Lighting--a lamp to create a warm glow in the room.
Natural Elements--little green plants throughout the space.
A couple of chairs so you can create a conversation area.
Accessories to the shelves.
Books as well as other decorative items.
The Room now feels complete and is a place
I would love to read a good book or have a great conversation!
Now what can you add to your space to make it feel inviting?
Monday, July 2, 2012
I loved this dining room---it feels cozy to me.
It has a fresh feel with the light green paint and the
light colored table and chairs.
I am looking for new dining room chairs andI really like the
fabric with the nail heads.
Notice the curtains with a patterned style of fabric
sewn on the bottom.
This gives you a custom look and makes the curtains longer
so that you can raise the rod closer to the ceiling and get a
more dramatic look as well as create a
visual that the window is larger.
This bathroom floor was so clever!
The copper color of the pennies gives it such a rich varied look.
I will post a few more of my favorites next time.
Labels: Parade of Homes
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
0 comments Posted by ImagineCozy at 11:00 AM
I just wanted to post a few of my favorites from this year's parade.
This bedroom FEELS so calming...
Love the neutrals and whites.
Nice entry---there were a lot of grey greens this year.
This wall is so interesting---it is 3 dimensional,
the wall is painted brown and has white painted mdf board
attached to the wall in a striped pattern.
A little closer look.
Loved this round window in the shower!
There was alot of vertical tile decor going on in the bathrooms.
I will post a few more photos in my next post.
See you then.
Labels: Parade of Homes
Friday, May 11, 2012
3 comments Posted by ImagineCozy at 10:55 AM
When you are redesigning a Bedroom
the focal point of the room should be the Bed.
How do you make the bed the focal point?
1. Layers on the bed---pillows and bedding.
2. Something above the headboard that helps
to draw your eye to the bed.
3. Lamps on each side of the bed create
a warm and inviting feel to the space.
A few accessories on the night stand also add to the focal point.
See what you can do to make your bed more of a focal point!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Okay my dear friends --- it has been such a long time
since I have posted and I thought I would see if you can
remember anything we have been talking about!
So this post is a little pop quiz.
Look at the before and after photos
and see what was done that makes the
space feel so much different.
This Family Room was done by shopping the house---
we did not spend money on anything!!
Feel free to post your answers in the comments.
Does this give you any ideas for your own space?
Labels: Family Room
Thursday, February 16, 2012
So what can you learn from looking at this great
Let's to go through the space and talk about
what design principles you can use from this example.
In the above photo the furniture is gathered around the
center of the room facing the fireplace which
is the focal point of the room.
It creates a wonderful conversation area.
1. Converstion Area (the furniture is balanced in the space)
2. Three Lamps in a triangle pattern.
3. Similar Patterns and Colors throughout the space.
4. See how the Rug anchors the furniture.
5. Natural Elements
6. Notice the Different Textures on the table...
wicker basket, the wooden boxes
as well as the shiny glass candlesticks.
And of course books...I love books in a room.
(the different toss pillows)
8. Staggering the heights of the items on the coffee table
makes it more pleasing to the eye.
See how you can take ideas from this beautifully designed
Dream Home and use a few in your own home!!
Try at least one in your house today!