Sunday, August 14, 2016

Summer's End "Refresh"

Just posting a few pics of my own home.  In 2 weeks we will be tweaking for fall decor.

This is my office.  I really love the coziness of it.  I am not the type to be secluded from the rest of the house.  I took the formal dining room that is the center of our home.  Being an empty nester with just my grown son living with us at the time, it has plenty of quietness for me to work.

I am trying to decide if I really want to paint this desk.  Your opinion please.  If so, I am considering a beige with a pink cast in it and possibly a charcoal gray stain.

The view from my kitchen window that opens into this room.

This was my inspiration for our guest bath.  Since my daughter married a year and a half ago,  I am finally changing out the decor.  It was in desperate need of some freshness.

I had a large arrow not being used from Hobby Lobby and decied to return it for whatever I could find there.  I actually love these two pieces with the feathers.

On the wall opposite of the feathers, I used two antique birdhouses that I love.  

This is a niche that is above the lavatories in our Master Bath. (below )

My hubby and me at around 33.

This is a niche that is above our spa tub and over the shower area.  I used dried flowers from my sister's garden, Thistlewoods and gourds she also grew and made into spoons.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Newly Weds First Nest

Holly & John had a clean slate for us to start with.  
The plan, monochromatic with a small splash of color.

This double book shelf we brought in from the front room.  A good fit for this space.

Their existing sofa pillow and shag rug.

Then the shopping began.  We found this chair for an occasional chair addition for the space.

We were happy to find them a good deal on a little table to serve the sofa area then decided to add 
the matching nesting table.

For the feature wall and anchor of the room, we added this canvas art.

This piece spoke to me and thankfully, my client loved it as much as I did!

TV Wall

We added a new little plant here. Love.

Thank you Holly & John for allowing me to share your home makeover. 
More rooms to come!

Monday, August 1, 2016

MY WHY... Interior Design

My first remembrance of realizing my passion for décor came about the age of 13.  At 13 my greatest love was for music.  I had tons of 45 records and valued my collection. 

One night after my parents went to bed (my sister, Judy and I always night owls), I came up with the idea of hanging all of my records on my wall.  Now, I would call it my “feature” wall.

What did this first experience tell me about myself?  I think it was at that time I realized that I could express myself and who “I” was through décor.  This feature wall made my space feel like a reflection of me.

After many years of loving décor, art and design, I found myself more and more attracted to this talent.

I remember a case worker in our home for a visit after the adoption of our newborn son.  When she saw a collage of antique hats above our bed, she said, “You need to cultivate that talent”.  I did not totally understand what that meant until later in life.

When my husband was struck with an illness that took away his ability to walk, our lives made a drastic change.  We were forced to re-invent our lives.

It was at that time I found I wanted to use my talents to help set up a business that could use my natural God given talents.  With encouragement of family members and my first opportunities for business being family and friends, my business began to grow.

Now for cultivating these talents?  I made the best decision of my life when I enrolled in a local college and got every certification available in Interior Design.  I soaked up every course like a sponge and put every bit of knowledge into practice immediately.

So what is MY WHY?  

WHY did I begin an Interior Design business? 

What was my main motivation?

I think in a nutshell, it is my purpose in life.  It is the one thing I do with passion that is not even like work to me. 

Now, I get to help other people experience that same feeling of a space that is uniquely theirs.

My goal in working with my clients is to design spaces that reflect them.

What inspires you?  What makes your heart warm?  Do you have special places where you have been and made great memories?  We can help recreate these memories in décor and design.

Natural talent needs to be mixed with information and knowledge.  One without the other is just not enough to bring you to your fullest potential.

I am thankful I have been able to help many in their homes and spaces to make a unique, one of kind space that reflects who they are and brings the desired feeling they want when entering that space.

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