Interior design before and afters gotta love ‘em

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”  – Khalil Gibran -


Today I found inspiration from my fabulous friend Heather Harkovich. She posted a blog about her clients’ struggle with their library.

Take a peek..

Heathers Before

Heather’s After – Wow right?

It moved me to share a few of my own powerful before and afters that illustrate the benefits of working with a professional.

A little JBD Before

Ta Da!!! See what you can do?!!

Designers view your space with a fresh pair of eyes or a different lens so to speak enabling us to assess how your family lives so we can define your specific needs and get down to the business of making your home work for you.

Keeping records and pictures of your living space can provide the hope and inspiration to dream of what can be and the passion to create your best life.

I will say I do practice what I preach.. My home is my sanctuary. I love the physical space and all the items we have so carefully chosen but most importantly I love how I feel when I’m there. I love how the sunshine hits the side of my face as I sit in my favorite chair writing this post. I love looking around and savoring all the family memories we have made here.

Your home should be a reflection of your life. Perhaps as you look around your home you find this is not the case. So how do you create a beautiful space with wonderful pieces that truly represent who you are as a family? Start by looking at the things you love to do as a family, how you like to spend your time. Do you love to have movie nights or do you love the great outdoors. Use these as a starting point to define your space.

There is nothing like a makeover to change the way you feel about your home and a Design Professional can help you with this.

Hey I know I design pro :)

We take great care in evaluating your needs and defining your wants so that we can come up with the best design concept and plan of action for you.

My request for today is simple. Take a picture of your favorite room in your house and take a good long look at the visual. Does it reflect you? Is it a good representation of your style, your interests, your loves? If not, maybe its time for a change…….

Whether you opt for a fresh coat of paint or a complete redesign, surround yourself with the things you love and your sure to create a house you can call home!

Have a fabulous day everyone!!


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  1. Jennifer Brouwer – you’re my idol!!!

  2. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous! Love the advise, too!