After Christmas ReDesign
I often wake up with a creative idea or an image in the middle of the night. These photos were taken at a Homes for Christmas Tour I did a few years ago with several other ReDesigners. Like other home tours it was for charity and there was no budget provided for decorations. So, we pooled our resources together and used what we and the homeowners had. While the home and the furnishings were lovely, it had no particular style and there was a mish mash of furnishings scattered throughout the house.
The homeowners agreed to purchase some lamps but the rest was up to us and our imagination. During the ReDesign, we created a formal living room and dining room and a casual kitchen, eating area and family room. The kitchen was the last room to be decorated and was used as a holding area while we completed the entire main floor using our ReDesign services. Day one was over and everyone was tired and perplexed at what to do in the kitchen the next day. All we had left was a pile of mis-matched decorations, a few poinsettias, a star swag I purchased and two large but rather "tacky" ceramic snowmen.
Luckily, that night I woke up with an image so vivid that I quickly drew it on a pad kept in my night stand. The next day I literally had to convince the other women that my idea would work as they were sceptical about the snowmen! When I was finished, everyone agreed that they made a wonderful focal point in this cozy kitchen corner. While I have done many creative things in my life, this one always makes me smile. I am grateful to have the gift of imagination as it helps me in each home I decorate. If you have a few moments during this busy time, please take a look at my Winter to Christmas ReDesign presentation to see how we pulled it all together. Have a Merry Christmas!
Shelley Theresa Ollinger, CRSS