Monday, December 3, 2018

A fresh new look using what you already have

“Hi Vered, it’s Maya. I desperately want to repaint the family room. Can we set up a consultation asap?!”.."Sure!" I said "Let's set up a meeting"...
Once I was at Maya’s home, I realized that the main issue with her family room was not the paint color. It was actually the furniture layout that didn't work well, both functionally and aesthetically; Neither the sofa nor the arm chair faced the TV, which was set up too high to watch anyway. The coffee table was tucked away in a corner to allow space for the kids to play on the carpet, so the whole space was visually unbalanced – all furniture pieces were placed at the periphery of the room, leaving an empty space in the center, just like this:
After a few hours of moving furniture from one room to another, re-positioning the TV and rearranging accessories, the problem was fixed!
Here's how Maya described her design consultation :

“Vered came to my house to help me select a new color for my family room walls. As we talked, I mentioned my frustration with the layout of the room. Vered spent the next few hours helping me rearrange the furniture, drawing on things I already had in the house.
By the time we were done, I had a brand-new family room, had solved the layout problems, and no longer needed to paint the walls - with the new arrangement, the color worked just fine!
Vered's eye for possibility and for using furniture and objects that I already have allowed me to save money, reuse my own things, and come out of it very happy. The room reflects my style and is so much more functional."

This is how her family room looked after the consultation:

At the end of the consultation we had a short list of things to purchase for this room, but now we know exactly what to look for.

If you feel that something is not quite right in the flow and feel of your home, but you can’t quite “diagnose” the problem/s, buying more stuff won't necessarily fix it.

It's possible that you’ve become blind to your own house, so it might be helpful to have another pair of eyes take a look at it...especially if those eyes belong to a designer...:)
What I love about the quick refresh design consultations is the instant gratification and joy both myself and my clients feel, the money saved by avoiding unnecessary purchases, not to mention the environmental aspect for eliminating unnecessary waste!

If you would like to set up a quick refresh design consultation before the holidays,
contact me at 617-548-9965 or email to