home organizing before + after photos
Before: This living room had become completely unusable and a source of stress for the homeowner, who craved a peaceful space to relax and read.
After: We created a warm, inviting seating area bathed in natural light that blends the homeowner’s favorite furnishings, neutral colors, and artistic patterns.
Before: This cluttered kitchen had become a source of stress for the homeowner, who stopped using it altogether.
After: We worked together to assign dedicated spaces to each category, clearing off all of the surfaces, and making it easy to cook, clean, and maintain order and efficiency moving forward.
Before: The homeowner was dreading finding something to wear, and the closet had become a source of stress and overwhelm, as well as a trip hazard.
After: The newly-organized closet provides an open walkway, and makes it easy to see and access seasonal clothing items, shoes, accessories, and handbags.
Before: This home office had become a catch-all room after a recent move.
After: We identified the primary uses of this space and created a dedicated home office with all of the most important resources within easy reach, while moving less-used items into the available closet space.
Before: Showing additional views of the home office that had become cluttered with miscellany and unusable.
After: Additional views showing how the room was rededicated as a home office and became fully functional after our transformation session.
After: More views showing the home office after our transformation session.
Before & after: We organized the mud room together by sorting through items and relocating those that belonged elsewhere, were suitable for sale or donation, or were no longer useful.
Before: This extensive book library is a valued part of the homeowners’ lifestyle, however it had become cluttered, difficult to manage, and visually overwhelming.
After: We organized the books by subject and author, and then I added their favorite travel mementos, gifts, photos, and handmade artistic objects to stylize each shelf and transform their home library into a beautiful and spacious showcase of memories that had shaped their lives.
After: Closeup showcasing one shelf of the newly stylized home library.
Before: The tack room at this horse barn had become cluttered and it was difficult to see and access bridles, saddles, and saddle pads.
After: We created a spacious walkway to ensure safe, easy access to all the horseback riding equipment, and organized the gear in a way that was easy to see and maintain.
Before: This contents of this horse farm cabinet had become scattered, making it confusing for the riders to find tools and cleaning supplies.
After: We consolidated the horse farm supplies into clearly identifiable categories with labels for easy storage and retrieval.
Before & after: This office nook is located near the entranceway of the home and had become a cluttered repository for a variety of items. We reclaimed this space as a dedicated office by sorting and relocating things that were best suited for use in other areas of the house.
Before: This garage had become overrun with childrens’ toys, sports, craft and holiday items.
After: I used the existing organizing cubbies and shelving to insert labeled containers and create orderly, easily-identifyable systems that would be easy for the family to maintain.
Before: This living room had become so completely filled with children’s clothes, toys, and crafts, that the room had lost its function and appeal.
After: We relocated this children’s items to their rooms, moved the sofas and art pieces, and reclaimed this space as an intentionally calm, clean, and central socializing spot using existing furniture, lighting, and decor.
After: Cozy essentials including soft blankets, candles, and relaxation books are now all within reach to help promote a place of peace.
Before: The client was still working full time while moving into a new home, so I was hired to help unpack the boxes and setup the kitchen so that it was beautiful, functional and efficient from day 1.
After: Image showing the organized kitchen setup after moving into a new home.
Before: This bedroom lacked systems for managing clothing and book storage.
After: We created manageable systems for organizing clothing and books, moved non-essential items to long-term storage, and created usable floor space for a daily yoga practice.
Before & after: I worked with the client to create an organized bedroom closet which displayed favorite clothing items by season, activity, and frequency of use.
Before: This garage contained a miscellany of cleaning supplies, tools, and seasonal and holiday items items that had not yet been sorted, and whose contents were blocking the walkway.
After: I created orderly systems which compartmentalized shelf contents by product type and use , and removed items from the floor in order to create a safe walkway for the homeowners.
home design + decorating projects
I selected a neutral color palette and decor with complimentary textures and patterns that would maintain a sense of inviting openness in the small space.
This kitchen corner had unsightly exposed cable wires, outdated wall shelving, and a fuse box that was distracting from the overall aesthetic of the space. I designed custom wooden wall shelving with floating brackets for housing ferns and teas, and added a custom canvas photograph to conceal the fuse box.
This front porch initially felt sparse and uninviting.
I researched and selected contemporary all-weather furniture and decor to create an additional sitting area on the front porch of this home that can be enjoyed year-round.
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