A Design Refresh starts by identifying your needs for the space as well as what you love about it now and builds from there. This is a makeover involving decorative changes and no demolition. A Refresh may include updating paint, wall coverings, window treatments, furniture, lighting and decor.
Sometimes just by re-arranging the furniture that you have and adding in some decorative elements you can change the look and feel of your space. I love moving things around. It's not unusual for my family to come home at the end of the day to a whole new floorpan. We all get stuck into thinking certain things go certain places because that's how it's always been. With a fresh perspective I may identify pieces that you have now that can be used in different rooms in a way that you hadn't considered before.
New paint or light fixtures can really make a big difference. The last two homes that I moved into in the last 7 years were both built around 2000 and just changing these two elements made a huge impact in how the house "felt" to our family.
Maybe you have furniture pieces that you love individually but can't quite pull it all together. Sometimes bringing in the right rug, pillows and decorative pieces is all you need to create a finished look.
With this crazy housing market many people who had wanted to move are deciding to stay in their current home and invest in improving them instead. I love re-imagining spaces! As far back as I can remember, I've had trouble falling asleep at times because I'm mentally redecorating or remodeling a house that I've spent time in. Grandparents' houses especially! When you've seen the same space with very little change for decades it's fun (for me anyway!) to think about what I'd do to make it my house.
Back before kids (20 years now) my husband and I were living in Denver and our favorite weekend activity was going to open houses in older neighborhoods. It didn't matter what the price was because we most likely could not afford it anyway. We just liked to look at unique spaces and think about what we could do with it.
Fast forward 20 years and we've now relocated for my husband's job several times. We've lived in a couple of homes in Colorado, an adobe-style home in New Mexico, a very traditional Colonial in Maryland and we're now on the water in Florida. I know from experience how it can be difficult to figure out how to make your belongings work in drastically different homes.
I'd love to take a look at your place and see how I can help you make it a home you really love!