by christina britt lewis
she did not want all new everything.
with a new house and a first baby on the way...
they just wanted to love coming home without spending a fortune already.
so we redesigned with what they already had plus a few new things.
we moved rugs from room to room.
we took apart a sectional and used the pieces in a new way.
we moved the sofa from the front room to the family room with chairs from the sectional.
we flanked the tv on the console from the foyer with bookshelves we found in different rooms.
we found great art in a spare bedroom and gave it a proper home in the family room.
we pretended their things were puzzle pieces and put them together in a fresh new way.
here is what she had to say about all that...
I. Am. Floored!
I literally cannot stop taking everything in...it is AMAZING.
There is no amount of "pinning" or test buying of things (and let's be real, patience!)
that could have gotten me to the point of what you and your team did to our living space today.
I am so in love with everything!
The light, the HEIGHT, the use of something old and something new,
to create comfortable, livable spaces...yes, multiple perfect spaces....it's amazing!
When we first moved in together, years ago,
I used to love to host people in our small renter 2/1 house.
It was so tiny and not at all in the best of shape,
but the small amount of furniture we had and the excitement of living together as a couple for the first time, making our first home, made it feel full of love, and adding good friends and food,
it was something I truly enjoyed.
Since moving into this house, while I was so proud to be a homeowner, it just never felt right...
something was missing.
I didn't care about having people over so much in hopes I would get to a better stage of togetherness...
As soon as I walked in tonight,
I had that feeling I have missed for so long.
I felt the warmth and comfort only your own home can give you.
I am so thankful, so grateful for all you have done and in such a short amount of time!
While you not only made our home beautiful,
you took the HUGE stress off my shoulders
as I feel the time crunch get closer to bringing our first child home this summer,
and that is truly priceless. I literally was losing sleep over getting this downstairs together.
After meeting you last month, that very night after you left, I slept soundly, knowing we were in good hands
and you absolutely delivered above and beyond.
you do not need all new everything to have a happy home.
christina for all