Do you ever just feel a little desperate and lost in your own home? Like you have a lot of stuff, good stuff, but you just don't know how to get it to all work together?
Lately I've been getting a lot of calls from people with type of problem. People looking for a little help pulling their home together. Today, I'm sharing a similar one day project we just completed.
So, here's what we started with...a great living room with loads of fun pieces and also some obvious trouble spots like a too small area rug, a lot of similar tones, some misplaced wall hangings and unfinished shelves. But, with just a couple of hours and access to everything in their house, we made great strides toward a finished space.
One of the first issues we addressed was this side of the room which felt detached from the rest of the space due to the small area rug and lack of decor, And then there's the mirror, which is hung too high unfortunately, but also too big of a beast to be rehung.
To make the mirror appear lower we layered a tall console and a pair of lamps (from the front hall) beneath it. This also pushed the chairs more into the room, making them feel more a part of the space. A couple of throw pillows and a coordinating ottoman help round out the vignette. I should also mention that we pulled the rug out form under the couch to fill the space more appropriately.
Next up, we turned our attention to the shelving flanking the fireplace. We gathered a couple of things from around the house and combined them with their existing accessories to create vignettes that highlighted both the height and depth of the built-ins.
Other changes included switching out the coffee table for a lighter contrasting table, rearranging occasional tables and accessories. Obviously some changes were bigger than others, but together they made a great overall impact on the room .
What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! I feel so lucky to be able to spend time doing what I love. Thank you to this sweet family for inviting me into their home!
Since more and more clients have been asking for this type of service, I've updated the site to include new pricing for one day projects.