Interior Designer Elkhart Goshen Indiana
I believe an old chair is a potential work of art and I love to upcycle antiques and found items!
It feels really great to breath new life into an old relic--something at first glance looks worn out or dated or even ugly can be just like any good Cinderella story- beautifully transformed! It is also better for the environment to reuse our stuff.
The best place to shop for quality furniture on a budget is thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, antique auctions and Craig's list. I love spending time at the auction houses and resale shops. And there is an ample supply of quality used furniture with a 'history' if you have the time and savvy to shop smart.
The old, gold and blue velvet chair was snagged for $25 at a local store.
If the 'bones' are good you can easily update your finds with either paint or a few yards of fabric.
I love and appreciate antiques and vintage furniture and believe every home should have at least one piece. Whether it is the ultimate personality chair or a crystal chandelier. Vintage pieces tell a story and help create instant character in any home.
If you'd like help finding and updating a vintage piece, like the one above, please contact me. I can not only help you find the perfect piece, but also create a vision for you using unique, beautiful and fresh textiles, paint and fun finishes to create your own personal 'story' with a happy ending.
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Welcome to my personal design notebook. If you already know me, then you know my mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease. During this journey with her, I realized how important it was to keep a record of the things that reflect who I am and what is important to me, because one day my memories too, may be gone and what would that mean to the people God gave me to care for and the good works He gave me to do? So here is where I share the important stuff so that you can learn real design, not decorator tricks, but fundamental and salient concepts to apply so that you can create your own exemplary home and so that my family and I can remember the life we lived and created here in our home, our sacred place. Because my work is important, this is also where I share my favorite design projects and how good design enhanced their lives as well. I hope you're inspired and encouraged as I share my memories, my work, my mission & my life. Many blessings, (Numbers 6: 24-26)