Makeover Monday: What Would YOU DO With This Room?

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Real Estate Agent with Schooner Bay Realty

Makeover Monday: Posts will include ideas for redesign and staging makeovers using the unique approach of arranging dollhouse furniture to show working solutions to common problems.

I have attended two really great mini-seminar sessions this past week.  Both were related to the idea of "10 steps to a really great room", and each covered similar topics, such as inspiration pieces, scale, lighting, window coverings, all the normal stuff.

One, however, was more interactive than the other, and allowed audience members to ask specific questions about their space.  The designer gave solid advice, and made a couple of statements that I put away in my bag of tricks, for future use, which is why I attend these things whenever I can!

Today, for Makeover Monday, I have moved the window to the long wall, and added a door to the dollhouse, so that there is more information for the readers, to make the decision on "What would YOU DO with this room?"

The middle column is obviously the empty room, and just below it is how we find most homes, as we arrive for a staging or redesign. All the furniture lining the walls.  One of the designers asked the audience how many had their furniture against the walls...only a few hands went up...she said, "It's OK, no need to be embarassed..." I think many have heard that it is not good to do that, but don't know where to go after they pull the furniture off the walls.

The first place, is to do as in the top middle.  EMPTY THE ROOM. The second place is to add the furniture one piece at a time, like the top right, then #2 and #3 on the left, starting with the biggest piece.  As you can see, I have arranged five options below, that include all of the upholstered pieces.  I'm still not happy...What would YOU DO with this room?

Of course you may have difficulty, as there are no case goods, (bookcases, tables, or other wooden elements) in the room yet, but the upholstered pieces need to be positioned first, (in this case), as they are the largest pieces. If I had an armoire to hold a TV, or an entertainment center, it would have been included as well...put your thinking caps on, and let's see if you come up with the same solution I did... 

If you don't see any other solutions, do you see what doesn't work with some of the options below?

 

 All photos and/or written content produced by Cheryl Marantino. All rights reserved and may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Cheryl Marantino, Re:Fresh Re:Design,  Serving Colorado Springs, Colorado and surrounding areas in El Paso and Teller Counties.   

                        

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Rainer
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Billie Hillier
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3 seater facing fireplace with a chair angled on each site?

Sep 29, 2009 07:32 PM #1
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Gabriela Agostinelli
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I would place the 2 chairs facing the fireplace, in angle and on the oposite side of the room, I'd put the couch and the lovesit in 'L' with a coffee table and a rug, staging 2 ambientes.

Sep 30, 2009 09:21 PM #2
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Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
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Hi Billie ~ Hummm a bit if artistic talent?

Sep 30, 2009 11:11 PM #3
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Hi Gabriela ~ You definitely are a creative person, so I will guess that you are right on. 

Sep 30, 2009 11:13 PM #4
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Gabriela Agostinelli
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Hi Monique! The baby video is not available anymore. Now the baby is famous and somebody bought the rights of that video. Now we have to wait to see the baby on "So do you think you can dance" or "America's got talent" lol!

Oct 01, 2009 07:43 AM #5
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Ha! Gabriela ~ Well, I guess you picked a great video. Atleast I watch these shows as well as "American Idol"

Oct 01, 2009 10:00 PM #6
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