Redesign using only what you have

Reclaiming Home is starting a new service that uses only what you already own to change a space of your choice.  Often times people have wonderful things that they love, but they aren’t sure how to set up their spaces to reflect the look they love. This new service is made for those who don’t want to take on a full-scale renovation, but still want to love their space.  Reclaiming Home will come into your home on a single day, shop your house and rearrange, and style a room to make it feel like home.    Reclaiming Home recently did their first mini-makeover.  This client really wanted to up the cozy factor.  We shopped her house and added lots of warm and cozy elements. Here are the results.
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The very first thing we did was rearrange the furniture.  The couch only left about two feet of space to enter the room.  By moving it to the niche, we opened up the space and made the living room feel much more open.  We also changed out the chair.  We switched the dark leather recliner for another smaller chair they had in their basement that is much more to scale. The light colour of the chair also works better in the room.  We also switched out all the tables in the space.  The cabinet next to the fireplace was built by my client's husband, and didn't have a home before now.  The blue trunk was my client's mom's, and she used it for travelling in her younger days. My client loves it.   The other side table was my client's grandfather's, and she didn't know how to display it. The other end table is a wicker basket that was the right size and colour that we stole from a bedroom where it wasn't needed, and we added a tray my client had tucked away in a drawer to make it stable for the lamp.

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We added two lamps that are much bigger and brighter, and kept one of the old lamps for on top of the client's cabinet.  
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The room was a little bit dark before; the fireplace is quite dark and the pictures on either side of the fireplace were also dark.  By removing the pieces of art and rearranging the mantle, we have made the room much brighter.  There are so many pieces in this room that my client loves.  The copper bin was her grandparents' and now holds kindling.  

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The last thing we added were blankets and pillows and candles.  Everything in this space was taken from other places in my client's house, and much of it didn't have a proper home before this makeover.  While there are things that my client wants to do in future to the space, while she is waiting to do a more extensive renovation she now has a cozy inviting space that she loves.  This makeover took one afternoon to do.  If you are interested in a mini-makeover please contact me through Reclaiming Home's facebook page, or contact me at reclaiminghome@gmail.com












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