We are lucky to be able to share a very intimate relationship with our clients. I mean, think about it. During the course of any given project, not only do we get to spend some of our client’s money, we also get to touch a lot of their “stuff”! It doesn’t get much more intimate than that, especially considering home is pretty much the only part of the world you don’t have to share with everyone else.
Helping create spaces as unique and individual as our clients also makes what we do very intimate. Sometimes, we’re helping first-time buyers define their style and get off to a great start. Others, we’re assisting seniors as they right-size into homes better suited to a more mature lifestyle. Whether starting fresh, or reinventing decor with years of treasured memories, one thing always rings true; you’re never too old to re-decorate!
If you’ve ever moved (and what adult hasn’t), you remember what a daunting task it is! No matter the age, uprooting your “nest” is stressful. It means lots of decisions about what stays and what goes; what will work in the new home and what won’t. And, that’s on top of all the other logistics that come with moving.
This week, we helped a mother and grandmother move from a two-story home in Crystal Lake into her new, single-story, third-floor condo in downtown Palatine. Having lived in her previous home for over 20 years, it was difficult for her to envision her things differently especially in an open-concept space. As plans for the move progressed, we helped her decide what would work in her new condo and what had outlived its usefulness. We also helped select new furniture which better suited the new space but still complimented and blended with what she wanted to keep from her previous home.
Finally, after all the planning, organizing, packing, moving and fretting were done, reveal day came. After leaving us to our work and waiting very patiently with a friend down the hall, it was time to see the finished space. Hardly a few steps in the door, tears started to flow. No doubt, they were both tears of happiness (with her beautifully finished space) and relief (that the stress of moving was behind her).
Later that evening, after some time alone to absorb all the changes in her beautiful new home, we received a text which said, “It’s all gorgeous. I love it! Thank you so very much. I definitely made the right decision working with you.”
We often equate getting older with being “stuck in your ways.” And while it’s human nature to resist change, our resiliency in times of stressful change seems to shine best when we need it most. Ready for a fresh start and years of new memories in her new home, our client proved, beyond a doubt, you’re never too old to re-decorate!
Happy age-less decorating from Decor Designs, 815-245-2433!