Decorating Makeover for a Living Room

Yesterday I got to do something I love, that I am passionate about.  Actually two things.  I got to move furniture, using my furniture slides &  transform a space using only what exists in the home.  Room makeover decorating is a magic process that thrills me every time. Each time it’s a different space that is refreshed and renewed.

I met Darcie Newton of  My Wealth Spa through the SNCC*.  I adored her before I met her, and now I consider her a true friend & mentor.

Did not realize we lived in the same area until she showed up at a networking meeting I was at.  Darcie and I share much in common.  Besides helping women find their power through place & money, we both love BAJ  (Big Ass Jewels).

What an honor and thrill when Darcie invited me to help makeover her living room.   I arrive with my car full of tools….

Take pictures.  For a visual reminder of Before and  After (Forget to take one looking toward the window) Talk about the space. Get a tour.  I love Darcie’s boudoir  – her bedroom is a Diva Den to dive into.  A real escape.

Her living room however is a tough space.  While the room has lots of light, lovely color and personality, it’s hard to feel connected and cozy in the space.  It is obvious why Darcie has struggled to make this room work.

First we strip the room of all the accessories.  Pictures, vases, plants.

Then the slides come out.  Moving a heavy couch or a log table is easy!

Deciding where to put the furniture is not.  I move and sit and move again.

I am not sitting because I am tired, I am sitting because I want to see how the room feels sitting down.

Every wall has something on it that distracts from the space being a room.

The front door is kitty corner to the open dining area, so the passage runs through it. and only one third of that “wall” is wall

The stairs upward are opposite the fireplace and both have their walls cut, and the fourth wall is windows.

But Redesign and Duchene prevail.  Angling the sofas, using the tables to add interest and balance.

Pulling the color through art around the room, decorating the fireplace so that each space each shape is strong and lucid, the change is achieved.
Darcie finds some forgotten pieces, we hang the art, and only a couple of items are left out of the new room.  Even the dining room gets pulled into the flow with some art & decorative pieces.

The room before the transformation

The fireplace after

The result is a happy space that Darcie is ready to embrace and enjoy with her family and friends.

Do you have a room that feels stuck?

If you want a home that celebrates who you are, call me, Jennifer Duchene at 650.644.8592

I would love to help you live well now.

*Full disclosure I am an SNCC affiliate because the Social Media Coaching club changed my life.

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