For A Beautiful Home...Edit...Edit...Edit

We've talked about this before, but have been reminded again this week that MOST of the time it is NOT what we add to a home that makes the biggest difference...it's what we take away.

Editing for clients is often a challenge...  Diplomacy is essential not to offend.

  When asked the question ...How does a person update a space with items they already own?

We recommend emptying the space completely. Clean thoroughly and paint if needed. A radical change to the background color will make a huge difference and alter the appearance of everything. Most of our clients need to lighten things up right now for a fresh look. To achieve continuity and peaceful flow , use one paint color throughout the house.

Next rearrange the furniture with a completely new relationship and a new focus in each room. As you add furniture and accessories back ...edit fearlessly...Ask yourself the question?...Is this adding any interest or value to the space. If not, sell or give it away.

You might start in the kitchen...Remove things above the cabinets...Clean off the counters and start over...

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Don't stop there...Stand and take a good long look at every room in the house...

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January is a great time to go from room to room and start editing. You will be surprised at the things you have accumulated or have not placed properly in the course of the year.

Beautiful spaces don't just happen...and unfortunately they don't remain that way forever.

It's time...I need to do some editing myself!

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via, The Enchanted Home, Cote de Texas,Laura Casey Interiors, Things That Inspire,Caldwell Flake,google, Pinterest

Wonderful Kitchen Nooks and Seating Areas...

Who doesn't love a cozy little spot in the kitchen?  It's where everyone gathers...be it a crowd, or just your family.  You just can't get folks out of the kitchen...

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We've just started a kitchen renovation with a great seating area...Enjoy some of our inspiration...

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Image via The Enchanted Home

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Image via Indulge Decor

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Image via Cote de Texas

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Image via Griege

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Image via Dress DEsign Decor

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Image via Haus Design

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Image via House Beautiful

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Image via Cote de Texas

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Image via The Enchanted Home

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Image via Lisa Luby Ryan

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Image via Shannon Bowers Design

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Image via Decor de Provence

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Image via House Beautiful

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Image via Cote de Texas

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Image via Cote de Texas

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Image via Covetable Designs

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Image via Good Life of Design

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Image via Cote de Texas

All very different...the one thing in common is that they are warm and inviting spaces.  Why would we want it any other way? 

The kitchen has always been the favorite gathering favorite spot in our home...How about you?  Where does everyone land when they visit your house?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!