Apr 21

Help! Houseguests.

Oh dear.  A panicked call from one of my favorites.  She said, “My mom is coming to visit and I’d be embarrassed to have her stay in this room!”  Can you help? NOW?

Inviting...NOT!

Help me look pretty!!

My gorgeous young client loves to live in a pretty home, but putting it all together is not her specialty. (She is very VERY smart in other subjects.)  We’ve worked on her places together for years, starting with a first condo.  It was darling!  Near the beach, it was perfect for a young single woman, all fun and sexy with reds and blacks… a little bit like this.

 

 A few years later, we staged and sold the condo so she and her new husband could buy a “grown-up and married’ home.  More remodeling and decorating ensued, room by room.

 

New house, living room...she still likes red!

Now a baby has arrived and another is on the way, so rooms and priorities have changed.  But not that desire to have a pretty house.

The guest room was the last to be done…don’t we all have a room like that in our home?  But now, with Grandma coming for Easter, it was finally time to make it warm, bright, inviting. Several requests:  blues and browns…no greens please.  No headboards or fancy custom spreads and pillows.  All must be available now…no special orders.  (Helloooooo Target, Pier One and HomeGoods!)  AND, the furniture couldn’t be moved…..there just wasn’t another arrangement that would work in the small room.

With a $500 budget and a small time frame, here is what we came up with.

After...welcoming!

Would you sleep here?

I think that Grandma will be veerry comfortable!

Have  a happy, happy, HAPPY Easter!!

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