Warm wishes for a truly magical Christmas! Upon awakening this morning, Christmas Eve, I was delighted by a beautiful pink sunrise over an icy landscape outside our home. It made my heart sing with joyous gratitude for all the blessings our Lord has bestowed on me, my family and the world at large.
We all need a Christmas message of hope and joy! The ice storm of yesterday left a beautiful crust on the trees, each detail so tiny and delicate.
Christmas transformations…and hopeful wishes of peace and tranquility…..bliss…..but now how to adequately segue to a blog topic so worldly and small as an interior design transformation, but I’ll give it a go……. with the first “Before and After” I am posting on this blog, including a holiday twist at the end.
First you see the “Before” photo of a client’s living room in a Victorian historic home (circa 1880), complete with a turret. Every girl (including Rapunzel) needs a turret, don’t you think?
And now the After photo, done by yours truly, with new paint, draperies, rug, chairs and lighting; the works. My client was looking for an updated traditional look, still using her favorite color red, but in a more modern way. As you can see in the photos, she’s a whiz at forcing bulbs (amaryllis and such) to flower throughout the year,
And, finally, the Christmas look for this beautiful room.
Well, I'm off to get all the final Christmas activities taken care of, so best wishes to each of you for a lovely and transformative holiday celebration!
Barbara Phillips, interior designer and owner of Center Stage Interior Designs, has delivered impeccable window treatments and design services to both residential and commercial clients in Massachusetts since 2001.