It’s been awhile since my last makeover…I’ve been busy transforming spaces but sometimes I’m not able to share the before and after shots. I’m really proud of this one though. I began with this client right before Christmas and the project was put on hold for about a month. When we picked up again in late January, we had done a full closet purge and were mostly through the sorting and purging of her dressers and remaining wardrobe. This phase of the project was all about removing the obstacles in her bedroom and making her room a sacred space. My client was not making her bed daily and not using her nice linens because the rest of her bedroom was such a mess she just didn’t see the point. I encouraged her to make a comfort zone on her bed that felt as luxurious as possible and see if that radiated outward…it has and continues to do so.
My main concern as we began was safety and beyond that I knew we needed to purge not just clothes but a lot of papers. We also needed to relocate some items out of the bedroom into an office that is now partially functional. Those photos will be coming along later this spring.
Do you see the chair above and the computer on that cart? Well guess what…I tripped on a cable and that computer fell! No, I do not consider myself a clumsy person and needless to say this was HORRIFYING to me but I have an accident clause in my contract and in this case my client was so gracious she knew it was an accident. Really, this kind of thing doesn’t happen often and the Mac survived…We had discussed safety at the very beginning of the project so she knew what the hazards were. Not only did we purge and remove boxes and other obstacles but we re-arranged furniture to allow for easier passage on this side of the bed. There is now a wide open space and hopefully no-one will be tripping on anything here again! Below you can see the table that was on the left side of the room which was moved to the end opposite the bed, the rolling stool is now also out of the way and there is much more open floorspace. I don’t just organize, I look at the whole picture!
You can see from these photos that there was a large pile of boxes, bags, artwork, baskets etc that was entirely sorted through and organized. Eventually we will re-arrange furniture again and move the large file cabinets out to make space for a yoga and meditation corner but for now the room has been transformed into a safe sanctuary for this client to continue to heal her physical and spiritual body.
We met this client’s deadline to have her bedroom neatly organized and cleaned by Valentines, that’s a sweet and loving gift don’t you think?