Interior Redesign offers homeowners the opportunity for a fresh, new look in their homes using what they already own. Surprisingly, it can usually be accomplished in a single day with amazing results.
One of my favorite parts of this job is seeing the bewildered, yet ecstatic, look on a redesign client’s face when we’re done with a job. In every room we touch, we manage to reveal the hidden beauty in their home. Sometimes that means being very creative, working magic to create something out of nothing. Sometimes, it means taking something that was already good and making it great.
Last week we helped a young couple in Naperville, IL. They had already had a lot of help from mom and aunt styling their beautiful home. But, they felt like it could still use a few tweaks to make it just right. As difficult as it is to create something out of nothing, it’s actually MORE challenging to improve upon an already beautiful space.
Starting in the living room, we added a few new layers including an area rug, new floor to ceiling drapery panels, taller lamps and a larger, brighter piece of art. We suggested adding an armchair to complete the furniture group when budget allows.
In the family room, we rearranged the furniture to make better use of the space while still addressing the combo tv/fireplace focal point. Angling furniture is a great way to make a long and narrow space feel wider and more cozy. As we re-accessorized, we eliminated several of the symmetrical elements in the space which generally feel more appropriate in a formal living area.
We also reworked the family photo wall at the top of the stairs creating a focal point using an old window from the grandparents. We disguised the rope we used to hang the window with a piece of metal art. And finally, we used Velcro dots to attach the K to the glass.
The changes, while not overly dramatic, took something that was already very nice and added the few finishing touches they wanted to make it perfect. With the help of mom and a very few purchases, we were able to surprise the homeowners when they came home from work with a new to them look, redesigning and restyling with 90% of what they already owned and in only one day.
If you’re interested in seeing the undiscovered potential in your own home, give us a call. We can put a different spin on what you already have to create a fresh look that exposes your home’s hidden beauty!
Happy Decorating from Decor Designs. 815-245-2433.