I am done and so tired, but I have found that I am always willing to be tired for a restyle. I finished the house, my customer and love it. She is excited actually, which is amazing, because sometimes change is hard for a person's personal space.
Upon getting started, I first centered the sectional sofa, my next task was to filter out, and get rid of at least one table from the living room. I have often found that people have too many tables in their living rooms. They go out and buy the “sets” at the furniture stores that they think they need. I like to re purpose something to use in place of a table, like a round plant holder, or a small trunk, or even stack some books , as long as you can set a drink down, that’s all you really need sometimes.
Then we went "shopping" in her home to see what we could use in her living room. We found some great items that were hidden in closets, and other items that were not being utilized their best potential.
The next thing I did was move two matching chairs nearer to each other, next to the French doors for some balance. (That was when it was really starting to look good!)
Then I found an off-white ottoman in the spare bedroom which was a perfect coffee table for the space. I placed it in front of her little, curved sectional.
After looking around, I realized I had all of the major pieces of furniture where they needed to go. So now, it’s my favorite part of the redo: Placing the accessories!
I love pillows, vases, pictures, lamps, art, and curtains, because what a magnificent change they make if placed correctly.
Now, her home looks styled, comfortable, and is definitely more functional. The project took a little longer than I thought, but I always stay until it's complete. Then she made me a cup of tea, and we just enjoyed the new space.
I have posted the pictures so you can see for yourself. Please feel free to leave comments to let me know what you think.
I'm frustrated, roll my eyes, but I politely say, "Mom, maybe we could get more than just a picture."
Her answer deflates me; she responds by saying, "Susan, I just don't want to spend any money."
So, with what was going to be a glorious shopping expedition, has quickly turned into a project. Now, I must find things from around her house, and use those items only to "redo" her house.
First things first: Move the sofa so it is entered on the wall, and work from there. Then the recliner needs to be moved over by the window, and get that huge table out of here.
I am tired, and kind of wondering why I am starting this at midnight. No time like the present right, but I can't believe how heavy this recliner is. I feel myself slipping into robot mode, I am getting this living room done before bed. I'm feeling like I need some help, so I'll put on some coffee. I hope this goes well. I think I should change my name to Midnight Movers.
I will post the pictures in the morning.
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