Virtual Styling



Since the pandemic started so much has changed. The major one is that we all need to stay home. Obviously going into other people's homes for Reclaiming Home is not going to happen. So using one of my besties as a guinea pig we styled her mantle virtually. She was my hands and feet, and I gave her directions. We had so much fun, and by the end of it she had a newly styled mantle perfect for spring. So I started offering virtual styling to anyone who needed a pick-me-up. We have done some whole rooms, a few gallery walls, and some mantles. I posted them on social media, but thought it would be fun to do a round up post of the different mini make-overs that have happened.

First up is the guinea pig mantle. There was lots of laughter, at least on my part, as we figured this out together. I am so thankful for good friends. Anna-Lisa's mantle had been decorated for Christmas, and then some elements were taken away to keep a winter mantle, but the greens had dried out and it was time for a spring refresh. So we took everything off and started over using what she had in her home, and we created a new look for spring.

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The next redesign I did was another mantle. It had great bones to start with; all it needed was a little styling. Amanda has a wonderfully cozy farmhouse style and we had lots to play with to make her mantle ready for spring. It was right before Easter so we incorporated her sweet banner as well.

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Next up was a gallery wall in a back entryway! Nicole had this empty spot that was in her family's view every time they went outside or downstairs. They had special pictures they wanted to put up and some art pieces that weren't being used elsewhere. So we created a pretty gallery wall that they can enjoy every day.

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I also did another gallery wall but this time for a sweet little boy. Jeremiah had a blank wall above his day bed and his mom Colleen was picturing a gallery wall. Colleen is a wonderful photographer and she has taken so many beautiful pictures of her family. She didn't have enough picture frames for her final design idea so we incorporated an art piece she also had in the house. Eventually she will switch out the art for my picture frames but in the meantime it finishes the gallery beautifully.  She also had an amazing handmade sign from Beam and Ray made before the pandemic started. Beam and Ray are a wonderful local Edmonton business. I encourage you to check them out.

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I got the chance to do a room restyling with Jennifer. Jennifer's main living room is where she and her husband hang out at night. This is where they relax and watch TV. So we shopped Jennifer's house, taking things from rooms where the items weren't used or seen as much as they would be if they were in the main living area.  

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The last one was a bedroom restyling for a boy's room. Colby was ready for more of a grown up space. The family had been collecting different animal pictures to make the change. I was going to be doing the redesign in person but then Covid happened so we did it online!

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Every time I did one of these styling sessions it made my whole day. Everyone was so patient and ready to try different arrangements and ideas. I hope these show that so much can be done with what you already have, thinking of your things and spaces in new ways. If this is something you are interested in, please feel free to contact me and we can do a virtual styling for you as well.






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