|Look for me in the Home Plus Section Saturday, Xmas day!|
Look around your home and ask yourself if you are using every square footage in a useful way? There is a fabulous trend going on, taking traditional living spaces and reinventing them into functional stylish destinations. You are giving your space a new life full of purpose and panache.
The Morning Call newspaper is running a story on this very topic, and will use, as an example, a living room turned library I designed for a couple in Allentown PA. I go into detail about all the changes that were made. It will be in the Home Plus section. Check it out and get ideas for your own home!
In 2011 I will be taking this message of functional space, to heart. I looked around my own home and it occurred to me that my dining room has seen more dust than any other action lately. So I will be turning it into a home office. An office with style! My dining room is rarely used but it is fully furnished with beautiful cherry hand made pieces from Vermont. I could never get rid of the furniture but I am tired of staring into the room that tends to be a dumping ground. I tried to use the space more than once, but guests always ends up in the kitchen. Meanwhile I have outgrown my current home office located in a guest room. So I have put a plan together to incorporate my dining room pieces into a chic functional office that I can really get serious in. Stay tuned because I will blog about it.
Here is the BEFORE: