The Colour Coach - Design/Decor/Staging - EVERETT, WA
The Colour Coach - Decorating, Organizing, Downsizing, Staging, Real Estate
Design/Décor..........................

 
The process in decorating can vary.  At times, it will include downsizing or organizing a space first. Other times, it's just helping my customers and clients reconfigure what they already have.  

Lately, I've discovered that single parents are calling upon my decorating services to help "warm up" their place, or to make it more "homey."  Showing them techniques to stay organized, or how to do an inexpensive "interior re-design" with sometimes just paint, or a few feng shui adjustments in furniture placement. Small steps can really be helpful.
 
Samples:
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~  This customer originally hired me to organize her husband's office, after he passed away. That eventually led to decorating and organizing other spaces.

Here, we organized many boxes/items from her parents. As you can see, they kept getting shoved into the spare bedroom, as well as having overflow in a storage unit...

After a long process of sorting, purging and putting away; we then decorated.  Her contractor painted, after we chose wall colour (a pale sandy beige); and we had the chair reupholstered from a dark burgundy, to a soft buttery yellow in order to highlight the warm tones in the wood. We also discovered she already had an antique matelassé bedspread and lace bed skirt; so we made sure to use them...

The end result was a restful retreat, highlighting her parents heirloom bedroom set from Italy.


 






















 
 


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~ Another client in Bellevue, had 100 years of photographs & memorabilia from their parents & husband's family in both a storage unit & house. (It's very common to put things away after a death, with the idea of going through it later. Yet, then it can be stored away for years!) The family was overwhelmed, and honestly most of them wanted to throw it all out. But, the daughter asked to see if anything could be preserved...

Over a year later, with LOTS of work by them & myself, these were turned into several volumes of scrapbooks (with a color coded table-of-contents & a main index--for each), framed photos, shadow boxes, etc.

Afterwords, the family marveled at what took place. They realized that a part of their heritage and legacy could have been lost forever. These scrapbooks held testimonies of international travel, the history of the farmland their parents owned when they came to America, and community service & military accomplishments published in old newspapers we found.


Staging...............................................

~Please see my Facebook page: The Colour Coach, for the staging photos of these homes. (It's just easier for me to manipulate.)



 
 
 
























































































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This homeowner originally hired me to help pack, inventory and organize her boxes, as she was moving out-of-the-country. I was then asked to stage the home too.  We worked together to de-clutter, deep clean, re-arranged her furniture & details...and made the wall colours work.
 
 
 
 
 
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