Projects

TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE ~ TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

See the images below for examples of changes that were made to improve the interior and exterior spaces. Not only can you see the changes that were made, but the people using the space on a regular basis also got to experience the changes, which in turn created changes in their lives. More balance, more harmony, more flow and more vitality in the space brings more of the same to the lives of those using the space.

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The front door makes an impression on visitors and it is especially important that businesses make a good first impression when clients come to visit. Choosing a deeper, fiery color for the front door helps send a bold statement and offsets all the neutrals of the exterior of the building. The color brings attention to the entrance and symbolically welcomes customers. It is much easier for customers to navigate and be drawn into the building. The exterior of the building feels more balanced with the rich purple on the front door instead of the orange.

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The existing kitchen cabinets made it difficult to connect with people sitting in the dining area when cooking and preparing foods in the kitchen. The low-hanging cabinets served as a block. By removing the cabinets, the whole kitchen space opened up and feels much more integrated and not as separated. It also lightens things up as there is not as much wood filling up the space. Now there is much more openness and space to enjoy.

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What a difference lightening up the exterior of this house makes. It’s hard to believe it is the same house but the change in materials and colors to the exterior open up the feeling of the exterior of the house and balance the elements. The end result gives a much fresher, updated and uplifting look to the house. It feels much more welcoming and open than it did when it was darker.

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Our things affect us whether they are in our direct line of sight, hidden behind a closet door, stashed in a drawer or kept in the basement/garage/attic/storage shed. All of our things carry our attachments to them – good, bad and in between. As noted in the quote above, “Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor. It is anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” Peter Walsh

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There are a lot of wood features in this landscape with the wooden retaining walls, wooden fence and railing and wooden steps. There’s a large wood-sided house as a backdrop to all the other woods. By adding the stone block, it softens the solid wooden lines and brings some curves in as well as a lighter color. The stone provides a nice backdrop for the trailing plants as well as the colorful plants in front. The stones add freshness and variety to all the wood features.

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Imagine going down these stairs on a daily basis with nothing on the landing to “catch” you. Now feel the difference when there is a warm rug on the landing to break up all the wooden stairs and “soften” the landing. It is much easier on the eyes and brings a sense of security knowing the stairs don’t go on indefinitely.

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Adding a colorful piece of fabric beneath the statue helps highlight it within the white box. A simple remedy to improve the overall effect.

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Focusing attention on the brick building, the reddish roof blends in with the brick color and keeps the building “hot” visually and energetically.  The greenish roof cools it off and balances the overall feeling of the building.  Cleans it up and dresses it up.