Arrangement · Color Therapy · Redesign

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Placement over Purchase Redesign

Imagination is as valuable as a big budget when it comes to transforming your home. 

Below is a list of how I can help you with your Redesign Project.

Room Redesign:

  1. We start off with a tour of the space/room to be redesigned
  2. We assess the accessories and decor within the space
  3. I prefer “placement over purchase” – it’s going shopping in your own home
  4. We put together a plan of action that can be started immediately
  5. If we need to purchase any items (paint, brushes, etc) we’ll do it before the project gets started
  6. We will start with removing all items from the space
  7. I do a deep clean of the space
  8. We start with our plan of putting items in their new homes
  9. We assess the space to see if it reflects the purpose and style we are achieving for the space
  10. Finalize with finishing touches to make the space your own

What room should you redesign next?

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Grace Notes:

  1. Use what you have decorating is easy and very economical and smart! The biggest thing holding us back is ourselves! We sometimes need to think out of the box a little and be willing to take a chance and learn something new.

     2. First of all it is most important to know which things in your home will look great used in new and fresh ways and which items won’t. This will be different for each of us.

     3. Here’s a rule of thumb from the Pros, the larger the item and the more of a focal point it is the harder it is to use if it is outdated or worn out. If it doesn’t fit into the style you’re after, get rid of it or move it to a new place where it can be centerstage.

     4. Paint is my “magic” of choice when it comes to updating and refreshing decor in my home I want to give a new life to! A chair, clocks, a table, a pillow (yup!), legs of soft furnishings, curtains, buffets, garden stools, mirrors, coat racks, and more! 

   5. How about taking a piece of furniture or an accent from one room to another? I do this a lot! Especially with accent tables and chairs. I did this method with some lamps I have had for a while, my husband commented on the new lamps – I said “no, we have had them for over ten years, they’re just in a new HOME”.

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Spruce up your home for free with these easy redesign ideas.

1. TURN A STOOL INTO A SIDE TABLE. – Repurpose a seat into a handy stand, perfect for pulling up alongside a sofa or easy chair. Try one on its own, or cluster a few (even varied heights work). And remember less is more!

2. CHANGE YOUR CHAIRS. – Matching dining sets can feel humdrum over time. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room.

3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SHELVES. – Pull out your pretty pitchers or patterned plates and arrange them to be admired.

4. REARRANGE LAMPS AND SHADES. – Swap a bedside lamp with one from your desk or the living room, or simply switch the shades for a different look.

5. REDO A WHOLE ROOM. – Play around with your furniture configuration—reposition a sofa, rotate a rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit. 

6. THINK CREATIVELY. – Use a glass jar as a vase, group ottomans as a coffee table, or try a pretty basket to hold a plain planter.

7. RE-STYLE YOUR BOOKSHELF. – Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up.

9. BRING OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS INSIDE. – Wicker, wrought iron and decorative aluminum furniture can create a garden-, coastal-, beach- or cottage-themed space inside.

10. ARRANGE UNIQUE TABLESCAPES. – Design mini-vignettes on tables, mantels, or buffets with keepsakes, from china to figurines. “There’s no point in keeping interesting items if no one ever sees them.

Redesign is the art of using existing items in a space to give it a fresh, new, designer look generally without having to buy a thing. 

Peace ♥ Harmony

Arrangement · Home Engineer · Management

Rearrangement in Your Home Can Lead to Discovery

 

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How do you want to live in your home? With peace and quiet or with joyous noise? Most of us would probably want a balance of both. If your life swings between solitude and craziness, it’s possible you have created neither the space for peace or joyful noise.

So with the checklist to follow let’s take a look at your home logistics to uncover the physical issues that your home may have.

As you go through the checklist and exercise to follow, you’ll be training your eye and mindset to see your home in a brand-new way by breaking it down into Zones. This exploring process will identify your current worth and fundamental needs. For example, organizing issues. If there is a lack of closet space in your home, you will need to add storage units containers, put up shelving in the most efficient areas to avoid the clutter buildup. It would be much easier to make decisions and changes about the clutter when you’re still in the planning stage than when your life is in total chaos by construction work. Separating the WHOLE into easier workable ZONES makes it easier for your home to function in a logical purposeful rhythm.

What’s Needed in Your Home?

Put a checkmark next to anything that is needed in your current home.

  • Storage Space
  • Meal-Prep Place
  • Security system
  • Suitable Seating
  • Air circulation
  • Dishwasher
  • Phone/Jacks/Cable/Internet
  • A good bed
  • Garden Area
  • Beauty area
  • Enough bathrooms
  • Sound plumbing
  • Wireless technology
  • Enough Parking spaces
  • Play/Creative Area
  • Cupboards
  • Insulation
  • 3-prong outlet
  • Adequate lighting
  • Adult-Only Area
  • Heating Alternatives
  • Bill paying & Filing space
  • Private-Recharge Area
  • Enough hot water
  • Workspace
  • Enough bedrooms
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Quietude/Spa area

Exiting Problems

Which of the following are current problems

  • Crowded quarters
  • Inadequate cooling & heating
  • Household/Construction dust
  • Humidity/dryness
  • Pests-rodents/insects/termites
  • Annoying neighbors
  • Toxicity (carbon monoxide, radon, asbestos
  • Mold/Mildew
  • Noise
  • Too much light in rooms
  • Lack of privacy
  • Clutter & Disorganization
  • Structural damage
  • Water damage leaks

Safety and Security Elements

Which safety and security elements are missing from your home?

  • Deadbolts and Door locks
  • Window Locks
  • Alarm systems
  • Security lighting
  • Smoke & Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire extinguisher & escape ladder
  • Trimmed bushes
  • Well-Lit entries and pathways
  • Reliable home sitter
  • Gas & Water shutoff valve
  • Internet firewall
  • Baby-safe products

Exercise #1 – Home Journal

*What issues need a better balance in your life?

*What changes can you make in your home in order to support the balance?

Take a few moments to explore ideas and possibilities:

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Peace Harmony & Happy discovering!

XO Cheryl