This year I was involved in a Charity Makeover Project, which is yet to be completed. I am driven by the idea the changing colors moving furniture changes lives.
How can one be hopeful, when one lives in depressing surroundings? Our surroundings support us or they crush us.
As part of a project I spearheaded, myself and some fellow Redesigners undertook to transform the living room and dining area of Debbie and her family.
I met Debbie through the Charity Project, and by sheer coincidence, she won a makeover that we offered as a fundraiser.
Is there coincidences in life? I dont know, but there certainly are dots that connect.
We arrived on the morning of to see the space and begin the transformation. Debbie was very excited about the change, and was a willing participant.
After I had explained how we work, and she had shown me all the rooms and what we could use or change, she left us to get started.
First we undress the room and then we start moving furniture around, to optimize placement . Not an easy task in a room that is fairly small, with two sofas that are slightly too big
After the couches are finally placed, it is time to hang the art. Do you know how many designers it takes to hang a tapestry? I can tell you its a lot easier with 4 of us in the room. I actually get an opportunity
to click of some shots of women at work.
After the art is placed, we pull in the tables, and then the accessories, hunting in the other rooms for treasures.
Once we were done this is how the living room looked
I do like to add some little touches to bring color into the room from the garden, like the single rose in the pretty vase above the fire box and some petals below
What did the Debbie and her husband say when they walked in? They could not stop talking about the change and all the items they reconnected with. Debbie said she told her husband she was not going to act like
the people on HGTV and before she knew it she was saying “I cant believe you thought of that!” A video and more pictures to follow soon.
If you want to empower yourself with a home that celebrates who you are, call me Jennifer Duchene 650.644.8590
or share your comments below, I would love to hear what you think about the makeover.