Each room transformation has a story all its own…
Reposition what you already have and save
This young girl’s bedroom had to delight her at eight and well into her teens. But, it also had to be a contained transformation. Repositioning existing furniture pieces underutilized from the rest of the house enabled monetary considerations to be met.
What was repositioned:
- Full size four posted bed came from the master bedroom which had been replaced with a queen.
- The no longer needed dresser by her brother was repositioned into this new space.
- Black hand painted corner cabinet previously resided in the dining room.
- Antique mirror over the dresser was rescued from the depths of a closet and given a new look with faux painting.
- Mother and daughter artwork over the bed had hung on the wall in the living room.
- Night stand – master bedroom
What was added and as important removed, made the ultimate difference. Removing the clutter was the first priority. With the addition of a brand new desk, window treatments, bedding, dust ruffle and accessories, this room was transformed into a space of beauty to be enjoyed for many years.
Small changes can make a big difference
With the simple addition of decorative shower curtains installed into the ceiling, faux stripes painted on the walls and artwork transferred from a print to canvas; this children’s bathroom was transformed from ho-hum to a welcoming retreat.
Locust Living Room
Get rid of the old and bring in the new (but not all of it)
This tired old space was drastically over cluttered and under enjoyed. The transformation of this modest sized living room was dramatic.
The first step in this transformation was to clean out the clutter. Once that was accomplished the design aspect of the project was initiated. First consideration centered on what we could reuse. The couch was a keeper. As were the 2 chairs, though one needed a facelift and had to be reupholstered. The table between the 2 chairs was rescued as well with a little love and care.
Bringing in new pieces of furniture, adding carpeting to bring warmth, installing custom roman shades and valances made this living room a space to delight. The addition of accessories, artwork and lighting was the icing on the cake.
Note: Under Testimonials read what Sue has to say.
Take short and squatty to tall and mighty
A wonderful space to work with given 9-foot ceilings, beautiful rich wallpaper, tall French doors embellished with detailed moldings. But the room lacked luster and interest. The china cabinet positioned between the two windows created a strong horizontal along with the top of the windows. Both of which made the room feel short and squatty.
Replacing the china cabinet with a much taller one that ended with a peak at the top, forces your eyes up. The installation of asymmetrical goblet pleated drapes into the ceiling adds dramatic interest, warmth, color, motion and again takes away the strong shortening horizontal. Both allow you to enjoy the taller than usual ceilings in this dining room while enriching your interaction with the space.
From large but uninspiring to elegantly dramatic
With 22 foot ceilings, one would think this room would be dramatic all on its own. The glaring boxes created by the uncovered windows, however, were an uninviting distraction rather than a thing of beauty.
The installation of double paneled asymmetrical floor to ceiling drapes unified the window openings and brought to the room dramatic elegance. The problem with unwanted strong sunlight streaming in was also resolved. London shades added to the lower windows took away the fish bowl effect and provided much-needed privacy.
To further add dramatic elegance to this space, decorative moldings over the fireplace reaching up to the ceiling and faux painting on the walls throughout created the perfect finishing touches.
Why waste the space?
An 8 foot wide by 6-foot deep entrance way leading to a very small master bathroom and large walk-in closet proved to be an enormous waste of valuable space. As the bathroom was tired and outdated, it was time for a makeover. Incorporating the 8×6-foot area and reducing the size of the walk-in closet, allowed for considerable more footage in the bathroom in support of a dramatic redesign which included a privacy area for the commode.
The selection of all new cabinetry, fixtures, lighting, appliances, flooring and wall covering etc., further enhanced the master bathroom adding substantial value at the time of resale.