How lucky am I? One of my dear friends, Lorraine Edwards, is starting a home staging and redesign business and offered to makeover some rooms in our home! Every room in Lorraine’s home looks like it popped out of HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine, so I jumped at the chance. She needed portfolio pictures and I needed help. What a deal! Because, even though I can design a garden, somehow designing a room baffles me.
Our master bedroom was comfy but plain, not the country bed and breakfast suite with a French Country feel that I’ve always envisioned. But Lorraine took care of that! The first order of business was moving the furniture. Who knew you could put a bed in front of a window and curtain behind it? Not me! Finally our second night stand would fit in the room and the flow was so much better than before, when you walked into the side of the bed.
Keeping our budget and preferences in mind, Lorraine worked her magic. We threw her a few curve balls as we did not want to repaint and wanted to use our own furniture, bedspreads and artwork. Our red floral bedspread set the color palette and Lorraine located just the right fabric for curtains and shams, on sale! An area rug grounded the room arrangement and brought out the blue in the plaid curtains (a pretty blue line outlines the buffalo check) . Editing accessories and adding wonderful new burlap shaded lamps provided a whole new elegant look. Plus, the lamps were only thirty-five dollars each at Home Goods ! While using our existing mismatched artwork presented a challenge, Lorraine cheerfully pulled it off. Grouping wood-framed pieces gallery style on one wall and gold-framed ones in the rest of the room, Lorraine made it look like these elements were meant to be together.
Now our master bedroom makes us smile every time we walk in the door. My husband and I both love the bold red checks. He likes that it isn’t too “girly” and I love the blending of floral bedspread with the checks, so country yet sophisticated. Who wants to leave home when you have a fancy hotel suite of your own?
You can contact Lorraine Edwards, schedule a consultation and see more of her work at YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND MINE http://www.yoursurroundingsandmine.com/
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