A Need For Change When “It Ain’t Even Broke” – Before And After Pictures

Before Picture: Creamy, Dreamy…Romantic
After Picture: All New Bedding And Pillows Breathe A New Personality

Sometimes we need a change in our jobs, our lives, our homes…..for no other reason than we simply need to be re-charged and re-motivated.   There are those who believe in the old adage, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, and then there are those of us, like myself, and many of my clients who would feel stifled and suffocated if we didn’t make changes here and there.  Making the slightest nuances of change in our homes can breathe fresh air into the space.  Whether it be a new piece of art, a new chair or a new floral arrangement.  My client, Pam, who I have worked with for about a dozen or so (or more) years loves to freshen up and update things a bit now and then.  We began working together on her first house when our girls were literally toddlers.   Now they are both blossoming, beautiful teenagers in highschool.  (It’s dumbfounding how fast it has flown by.)   But, she has been a steadfast and loyal client, as well as a friend, over the years and it has been so much fun working with on her two homes.  She has referred me to her in-laws (precious couple!), brother-in-law, and friends.   All much appreciated, I might add!        These “Before and After” pictures might surprise many of you, because the before pictures actually look like after pictures.   But, as I said, when you feel its time for a change, well then, it’s time for a change.  Pam decided it was out with the old and in with the new.  So she traded her dreamy, creamy palette for some rich, bold browns and blues.  Both looks are incredibly inviting and beautiful…..and while she loved her creamy, romantic bedroom for years….she simply needed a change of scenery.   Along with the new look and new breath of fresh air came an entirely new personality in the space.   Sometimes even “if it ain’t broke”, it’s okay to “fix it”.                

Before Picture: Romantic Chaise Tucked In Bay Area


After: Time For Change


Before: Rich, Creamy Fabrics Against A Soft Brown Wall


     After: Dark Fabrics Against A Light Beige Wall
        Cream Chaise "Before" Gives Way To Animal Print "After" 
Cream Chaise “Before” Gives Way to Animal Print “After”

2 comments for “A Need For Change When “It Ain’t Even Broke” – Before And After Pictures

  1. Becky H
    July 28, 2010 at 2:37 am

    I always love before and after pic`s. cant wait to see field trip post.

  2. susan egbert
    August 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I think you are amazing with how you combine things you already have on had, tweaking what you have and finding bargains to make a look complete.

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