You know how much I loved working with these clients after last week's Office Nook Reveal, so let's take a look at the second space we tackled together. We'll look at all the before and afters then discuss...
One of the most challenging parts of my job is taking a space that is already beautiful and changing it. I’m sure there are even some of you who will look at the before and say “Change it back!” And that’s ok. This room was absolutely stunning before but it had one big issue… the sweet girl who lives there is not so little anymore. She’s growing up and her room needs to reflect that.
Most of us have a tendency to fall into a trap of thinking a change in our homes is unneeded, unnecessary or even frivolous when there is nothing “wrong” to begin with. And there can be some truth to that (think of the old “if it ain’t broke” mentality) If you’re ordering a new couch every month just because you’re bored, thats one thing, but if you’re changing your home to meet the needs of your family, there is nothing frivolous about that.
Just think about how much our lives have changed over the past few years. How many of you have changed jobs, or even how/where you work? Have you added a family member or launched one out in the world? Are you gathering more or less people around your table? Are you spending more time at home? Have you started a new hobby?
Life is in a constant state of change and if we don’t allow our homes to evolve with that, we’re doing ourselves a big disservice. Our homes are typically our biggest investment but if they don’t meet our current needs, they’re also the boss of us and I’m not ok with that.
So let’s get over that “if it aint’t broke,” idea and instead ask “Is this working for me? Am I getting my money’s worth out of my home because it meets my needs?” And if the answer no, then a change is anything but frivolous.
But we're here to talk about this gorgeous room turned gorgeous grown up girl’s room. I don’t usually do this but I’m going to give you a glimpse into the design process for this one. It’s kind of fun to see how it evolved.
Here’s an example of the mood board we started with and as the clients made decisions on the layers, we were able to fine tune it even more. There were some things that were an immediate YES (the chair, the curtains, the lighting, the door) but other things that we decided further into the process.
Then this is where we landed for our final vision and it’s pretty close to how it all came together. Grown up, but not too grown up. Fun but still with just enough sophistication and full of compromises from mom and daughter so they’re both happy with it.
It was another super fun one and it's nice to take a look back at how the plan came to life. Sure, it was really pretty where we started, but now it's really pretty and fit for the stage of life they're in. I love it when a plan comes together and I can’t wait for you to see the very, last space next week.