Gallery of designed and Redesigned Rooms:
View the photos below to see some of the work:
Believe it or not, the photos above are of the exact same room. The furthest most photo on the left was taken just prior to the home's sale to new owners. While these new owners knew they would eventually be completely renovating this old ranch home, in the meantime, they would need to live in it comfortably for a few years. Their particular style was contemporary, very unlike the more traditional style originally used in the home. Naturally, the newer furnishings greatly improved this room but this is also a great example of the power of the color white to turn a gloomy and oppressive room to one that is now light, bright and welcoming.
This home wasn't selling so I was called in to do some very fast staging. Since kitchens are pivotal, I added some minimal furniture and some much needed color in the accessories.
Note that the oriental rug in this room picks up and coordinates with the textural quality of the once overbearing fireplace. Now the room feels warm and inviting and the fireplace no longer overwhelms the room. While the realtor had called me in for a color consultation, the owner didn't want paint and so, instead, I consulted to use the colors in the previously oppressive fireplace to our advantage.
Color in the form of the rug, plants, pillows and artwork all work together to soften the edges of this room and make it welcoming.
Staged another way, this room still has the fireplace as predominant; not overwhelming.
You need to look closely at these two rooms.......the original picture on the fireplace was way too small and added little. The addition of the larger artwork on the fireplace with color enhancing tones couples with the brown/beige shag rug to now enhance the room. Also, the pillows on the fireplace made no sense and so were removed for a cleaner look.
This is a room that I staged for a realtor in need of some immediate room staging. As is usual in homes that are placed on the market, a standard beige wall color was chosen to make the rooms a neutral color that would coordinate with any other color scheme.
This is typically done so that the home will coordinate with any other color scheme that the new owner's bring with them. In this particular case, this is a cozy home with small rooms and so the goal was also to both create warmth and coziness as well as to make the rooms appear larger than they actually were.
Corners are usually difficult to know how to decorate. In this particular case, this was an exceptionally large master bedroom with one very large corner area that couldn't be ignored. Setting up this vignette added exactly what the room needed to be warm and welcoming and provide the owners with a comfortable "chat" seating area in their bedroom. The colors were chosen to coordinate with the rooms other furnishings and color scheme.
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