When people contact me about their design projects, it’s usually because they’re looking for a change; some are ready to renovate entire homes, and some are looking for an update on what already exists. But the one thing they all have in common is creating a space for the life they’re living now. This is especially true when someone has experienced a huge life transition – like the death of a spouse or partner. While it can be tempting to make a major change when something like this happens, most financial experts encourage people to wait before making such an enormous decision. “I’ve seen people make big financial and real estate decisions very soon after losing their spouse,” says Kristi Sullivan with Sullivan Financial Planning, LLC. “Often they’re acting out of overwhelming emotion and not considering the full financial implications of their actions. I encourage clients to make changes to their current homes if they can – it’s a lot easier to repaint than it is to undo a move that you regret.” Don’t worry – you’re not the only one “When my husband passed, one of the first things I did was redecorate our bedroom,” […] Read more!
Whether you’re moving into a new space or just trying to revitalize the old one, it can be difficult to see the beauty in something you’ve owned for a long time. In some cases, the pieces you have might have been handed down to you and have sentimental value, which makes it even harder to think about parting with them. I love incorporating meaningful furniture into a client’s space; it truly makes the design unique. Here are some examples of how old pieces can find a new life in a refreshed space! In this case, the client had inherited some wonderful furnishings, yet things didn’t quite come together as they hoped. What did I add to this cozy, mountain living room that helped my client have the room they desired? – new blue chair – new gold upholstery fabric & trim for a family heirloom – window treatments – finessed their accessories Here is another room where my client started with furniture passed down from relatives (chaise & chairs).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We added a lot more here (those spectacular light fixtures, bed frame & accent pillow, rug, & window treatments) but, the most interesting thing we did…⠀ …were these fabulous chairs.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ […] Read more!
If you have been following along in this series, I hope I have given you some inspiration for your new home at The Coloradan! As I've mentioned before, each plan is flexible and can easily be adjusted to fit your unique needs. Read more!
Thank you so much for following along in this series. The Coloradan at Denver’s Union Station is such a unique building and I really enjoyed putting together design packages for their future residents. Keep in mind: all of my designs are easily transferrable and if you don’t have one of the three units highlighted in this series (or if you don’t even live in this building), I can customize each design and furniture selection to fit your home. UNIT 1528: OPTION #1 For this unit, I provided two options; both with similar fabric choices. The main difference in the two plans are their price points. Option 1 with lower priced furniture still gives the urban luxury feel while using the more expensive fabrics on the pillows. Option two utilizes the high end fabrics on the larger furniture pieces, easily changing the look and feel of the unit. UNIT 1528: OPTION #2 Read more!