The Room Redesign that Reclaiming Home just completed was for a music/computer/personal retreat room. So a room with multiple purposes. It is where my client’s heirloom piano lives. It’s also the room with the family computer and the space where my client wants to be able to have a quiet cup of coffee by herself or with a friend. My client is a woman after my own heart. She loves collecting interesting and vintage things that speak to her. The problem the room had before the redesign was that so many of her treasures weren’t showcased well and there were too many pieces of furniture in the room. So I went to work. First, we went through all the items and I made a pile of things she truly loved and another with things she was just okay with. Then I rearranged furniture, styled the room using her favourite things, and we spent an hour shopping to fill in the gaps of the room. Did you know that when I do a Room Redesign you have the option of going shopping with me during the day we transform the room? It is not always something that needs to happen, but today’s redesign had an hour of shopping at HomeSense, Value Village, and Home Depot. Let’s get into the before and after.
So I started the redesign fully planning on using the green chair and another chair they had in a different corner of the room. My client told me what she really wanted was two matching chairs for this spot and she had been looking at swap pages for a deal but hadn’t found one yet. So I was going to use what she had until she could find the right chairs, but when we went on our quick shopping trip to HomeSense two women were returning these chairs! They were the perfect size and they were only $129 each. We also purchased the curtains from HomeSense and the rug from Home Depot. In total my client spent $450 on this room, which is not a free redesign but it made a really big impact on the room. The end table was already in this room and the lamp was from my client’s daughter’s room. Her daughter wasn’t using it and we spray painted in antique brass to tie in better with the room. This transformation happened in one work day.