Before & After

Helping people improve their homes is a real pleasure for me. Sometimes, the process is quite simple, requiring a few tweaks and a re-think of what goes where and why. This post illustrates a recent transformation…

before

The above photos show an under-utilized living room. Nothing wrong with the furnishings or art work, just not thoughtfully positioned or organized. The client had been struggling with the layout, as well as how to make the room inviting, and useable. Now more than ever, every square foot of your home must work for you. It is one thing to have a poorly functioning closet – quite another to have a living room that you do not use.

after

The first step was to re-position the key furnishings to give the room a more spacious feel, in part by creating some visual flow. Because of the neutral tones of the wall colours and furnishings, I selected a multi-coloured hook rug to add some playful energy to the room. The rug selected was also a nod the the client’s Nova Scotian roots and connected in colour and feel to some of the art that they had collected from some of their previous trips. The addition of a wall-mounted lamp creates a well-lit reading nook for some quiet time with views to the fire or the outside. The artwork was thoughtfully grouped and positioned about the room to create areas of interest. A few items were edited out, and used in other rooms of the home.

The owner of this Mount Pleasant home had the following to say about this project….

“The way Molly re-styled my living room was amazing – it has a totally different vibe and feels like a new room!  The living room never felt like a place we wanted to hang out. Now I enjoy it daily, reading or having a cup of tea. Molly also helped me select a few new pieces that I needed but was unable to decide upon by myself. My husband and I are very happy with how the living room now looks and feels, and look forward to hanging out with friends when the time comes.”

3 thoughts on “Before & After

  1. Very cool! Thanks again for all your help. Cross your fingers, the fireplace insert is being installed tomorrow.

    On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Molly Sweeney – Interior Stylist wrote:

    > Molly Sweeney posted: ” Helping people improve their homes is a real > pleasure for me. Sometimes, the process is quite simple, requiring a few > tweaks and a re-think of what goes where and why. This post illustrates a > recent transformation… before before The above ” >

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  2. That’s an effective transformation using existing furniture and only a few new items, and a good example of the skill an experienced designer can bring. We get used to our homes and the way they look — but a new arrangement can really bring fresh life to the space. It sounds like the home owner is really pleased with how it turned out. Nice work!

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