Interior Designer Elkhart Goshen Indiana
I was SO delighted to receive an email and 'after' photos from one of my clients, Judy, showing how she actually implemented the design in her space!
Originally she called me to help her 'makeover' her kitchen to match her sparkling personality and help her feel recharged and ready to serve others! You see, she works hard all day taking care of and blessing others so when she is at home, she wants to be recharged and blessed herself - ready to go at it again the next day. Her influence affects others, that's how she changes the world.
But this was where she was starting her day...
Just imagine waking up to that every morning??? How would that make you feel?
She told me she knew exactly what she wanted and needed to encourage her to be who God created her to be. And besides being a beautiful person, she is also a savvy business woman that didn't have the time or the budget for design do overs and stall outs from second guessing design decisions. I love helping others make great design decisions!
I listened very carefully to her ideas, goals and vision for the space. This is what she thought she wanted:
When she saw the big picture, she was confused because the reality didn't look like she was expecting and hoping.
Now my job is not to push my personal design aesthetic on anyone...no one knows you, like you do. .My job is to listen and then help you discover and define your own brand of beauty.
Below are my wall drawings showing her the difference between both options so she could make an informed decision.
And there is nothing 'wrong' with the above, initial idea. Because there are no hard and fast 'design rules' when it comes to decorating - except that it has to work well for your lifestyle and look good to you!. And we all know what we like when we see it - right?
But because all the details affect the big picture, our idea might not be our ideal.
There was that 'one thing' that was really important to her Mr Man - don't paint the wood trim around the windows (why is there always that one 'thing'), So we had to figure out how to pull it together in a way that made everyone happy. But, that's every project!
I love it when I capture my client's spirit and goals and am able to enrich their lives within the aims that are important to them.--and it didn't take long to turn that confused WHOOPS into a confirmed WOW!
After we got the big picture right, she asked for help narrowing down paint selections to make that part easy for her too.
Then she distributed her design plans to her own contractors for competitive bids....which saved her (and them) a boatload of time & moolah. But then again, she owns her own store so she already knows how to negotiate a great deal that is a win for everyone.
And here is the renovated space! How much better does this look! I am so happy she went for it and implemented many of the changes I recommended.
Now she has a kitchen that sparkles as much as she does!
I just love it when I capture my client's spirit and goals and am able to enrich their lives within the guidelines that are important to them.
And, they were able to reuse their appliances to save money.
And because beauty begets beauty, she can now beautify herself each day at home and go out and share that beauty with others!
Thank you so much Judy for sharing your reveal photos with us!
What a dramatic change was made in this kitchen and in the lives of those who live there with just a little money and a design plan that reflects their priorities and character.
How about you? Do you have a kitchen (or another room) that might not be quite right but you're not sure what it needs or how to create a plan that checks off all the right boxes for you and your family?
We all have a little 'Fixer Upper' in us.
Don't feel bad. Interior Design is not easy when you don't know the way, or learned the skills or have the time to figure it all out. Interior design isn't about creating it's about discovering what to create! Let me help you discover what to create so you too can thrive at home too.
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About this blog...
I began writing this blog in May 2016 after discovering that my mother always wanted to be a writer. She had Alzheimer's disease and never realized her dream. Sometimes in our deepest grief we are motivated to encourage others to fearlessly be themselves so that their gifts and stories are shared. I mean, how else can we change the world? So I began to record 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. Hugs & blessings, (Numbers 6: 24-26)