I LOVED this last article she sent me from Oprah and I am such a firm believer in the little things making a BIG difference in design. I even started a little home styling sideline to my business, which you can read about here!
Check out what designer Lance Boyd did for Elizabeth Fiore's tiny Manhattan apartment in one hour, one day and one weekend:
One Hour After:
Rezone: The key to the newly arranged living room is that it now has zones: an armchair and a lamp for reading, the couch and chair for entertaining, and a corner with a desk as her home office.
Soft Touch: A throw draped over Elizabeth's armchair gives the room a lived-in look.
One Day After:
Perfect Pairs: Boyd placed two stately lamps from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams on the credenza, and they do more than illuminate the room: They establish a sense of polish and symmetry.
Hide Away: The credenza is the perfect place to stash media technology. "Let's be honest," Boyd says. "No one wants to stare at a stereo or DVD player."
Aim High: To emphasize the ceiling's height, Boyd used heavy, dramatic draperies from Silk Trading Co. that cascade to the floor. He also placed two framed pieces of art, rather than one, between the windows to reinforce the longitudinal effect.
Dress It Up: "Adding new pillows and a nice throw can make it look like you've got a brand-new couch or armchair," Boyd says.
is this not an amazing transformation?! Lance created a heavenly new space for Elizabeth in just one weekend - amazing.
no word on the budget...
Thanks for sending the article mom, very inspiring!!