This is a link to my friend, Debbie Bowie's recent blog. I love that this garage is clear of everything.. and I mean EVERYTHING except the car. There is something to be said about clear space. Ahhhhh...
Last year, I met with a client who needed assistance updating and freshening her spaces. The master bedroom was especially challenging as it has steep knee walls and deep dormers. Here is a snippet of my letter to her...
"We arranged the master queen-sized bed in the middle of the room to create a strong focal point. This also allows you more flexibility with the style and will free up wall space for a dresser, a chest of drawers and mirror, a bookcase and a chair and half. If you go a little bolder on the walls, keep the bedding more neutral. Don’t forget the shams for a finished look. An accent pillow or two to add a pop of color would look very nice."
Since she was working on a tight budget, she opted to paint (based on my color selections) and purchase the furniture and accessories on her own.
Just this month, I received this update with some photographs of the incredible results. I thought I would share them with you. Don't you just love the bed placement, what excellent use of the space.
I thought I had sent you an email several months ago about what I did with
your recommendations about changes for my house but discovered I hadn't. I
worked on weekends over the summer to redo the kitchen and hallway and upstairs
bedroom and am so pleased with the results! And I did all the work myself. All
the dark woodwork and doors required two coats of primer and two of paint. The
wallpaper clung to the wall for dear life - I had to scrape it inch-by-inch in
spite of all the products I used to help release it. But it gave me a real sense
of accomplishment. I'm proud to have people over now and each evening I enjoy
snuggling down in my new poster bed in the middle of my beautiful new bedroom.
The house feels like it's mine now. I also did a lot of de-cluttering in the
I still need a new floor for the kitchen and at some point I'll redo the
downstairs bedroom and the den, but for now I'm content.
I've attached a few pictures to show you the changes. I'm not the best at
accessorizing, but hope I did ok - am open to any suggestions.
Thank you for giving me a new vision for my home and helping me create
spaces that provide me much pleasure.