Quite often, we are so busy leading & living our day-to-day life
that we forget to look at the space that envelopes us the most.
Our home, our Sanctuary…
It’s the first thing we see when we wake up & the last thing seen before we close our eyes at night.
It’s a good thing to take a really hard look with fresh eyes every once and a while, and a critical eye at that.
To freshen up, re-design, work the space differently maybe.
It can make a world of difference.
If you haven’t heard of him before I’ve got someone to introduce to you.
His name is Stephen Saint-Onge & he’s written a book called
No Place Like Home.
Stephen has done just what I have mentioned above. He’s taken a dining room & transformed
the tired space into a comfortable living room.
The room had great natural lighting & flowed well to the rest of the house.
That dining room was only used on holidays, birthdays & special occasions. Therefore,
it could be put to better use.
Nothing like some fab before and afters!
This one’s totally rockin’ my style.
Here’s the before:
And here’s the after pictures. A breath of fresh air:
See what I mean about a breath of fresh air?
Hasn’t Stephen done a wonderful job of totally
transforming a ho-hum space into one of
light, airy, calming, natural, practical space… and one I am sure the family
will spend a great deal more time in now.
There are plenty of little elements of this room that I love.
The natural boxes stacked high as a side table between the armchairs
just to mention one thing I picked out, but I won’t bog your day down with
what I like … what do you like?
Comment & tell me!
Have a very happy Friday and upcoming weekend!
All images used with permission by Stephen Saint-Onge