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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Screened in porch updates without the expense of remodeling, with before and after photos!

A porch can be an oasis, a place you love coming home to! People tend to get sidetracked and think it will require major remodeling. If that's not in the budget, perhaps some of these quick updates will help you love your porch!  

1) Consider FUNCTION! 
  • Do you have end tables for people to set down their drink or a book? 
  • Do you have a throw for cool fall evenings?
  • Can you add blinds or outdoor fabric drapes to diffuse the harsh setting sun?
2) Bring in TEXTURES! To avoid the "matching set"!

Below we added 
  • stone -  tile top tables
  • metals - see the large hurricane, aluminum box, and metal hanging sconce 
  • greenery -  the fig tree
  • sisal pillows


3) Consider punches of COLOR in small doses! 
  • Colorful flowers & plants
  • Colorful pillows can be less "busy" than cushions with a big print
When this client (below porch) googled Greensboro Interior Design, she found us. We showed them ways to save thousands! Instead of a limiting themselves to remodeling the kitchen only, we provided updates for 9 rooms! They are now thrilled that we were able to spread the budget over 9 interior rooms, and the porch too!

Below we recovered the sofa and chairs for an updated look! We also brought in all new tables & accessories.

 BEFORE we rearranged & recovered >>>


BEFORE we recovered her furniture  >>>>

For additional ways to update your porch consider these


  •  Paint the ceiling a fun color
  • Add a stained wood ceiling
  • Add a fun rug!
  • Add outdoor fabric drapes


A porch can be your favorite spot in the house, if you have ideas for updating a porch, we hope you'll click the word "comment" and share them with us. Or, for questions, be sure to email us instead.

Friday, August 5, 2016

How to make a large TV over the mantle look better, 4 designer tricks to detract from the TV.

For design tricks to detract from a large TV, here's a few fun options!

1) Remove some shelves in the built in cabinets, so you can use larger accessories.

The hurricane lantern (bottom left) is 34" tall, and the round tray is 32" in diameter. These accessories are much larger than most you see in stores, which keeps the TV from being the only large object on the wall. It keeps everything "to scale".

If you have 4 shelves or more, with lots of little nic nacs, the TV can seem overpowering. Notice that once we placed really large accessories on each side, the TV seems like the right scale.




2) Hide the TV with doors that recess into the wall. 

That is, if it really bothers you. They don't bother me at all, as long as they're surrounded by attractive items. And while you're at it, paint the background of the shelves a dark color! This too helps detract from a very large TV being the focal point.


 3) Add color or beautiful architectural items. 

In this room the amazing bookcases demand attention, so that the TV is no longer the only focal point, And to take it a step further, the intense cheerful fabric on the cocktail ottoman also draws your eye away from the TV.

A TV doesn't have to dominate the room. We'd love to hear your tips for rooms with a large TV. Just click the word "comment" below.

For hundreds more designer rooms, we hope you'll check out the TV's shown on our web site at Transformingrooms.com. Questions? Feel free to contact us today 336-29-3087 or email me at Deborah@transformingrooms.com