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Pocono Adventure Take Two

From Musty to Modern

We purchased this foreclosed property in the Fall of 2017. Let me just say, you could smell the musty from the street – it was bad, real bad! These pictures are deceiving, I kid you not, it was much worse than it looked!

After completely gutting the interior, ripping out all moldy flooring and cabinets, the entire bathroom, and washing down the walls and ceilings, we were ready to start the fun stuff!

Stay tuned . . .

Rug Inspired Room

A client’s existing rug inspired this soft and pretty living room. Neutral and classic furniture pieces were purchased in pairs for symmetry and accented with cream, blue, and coral pillows.

The homeowner’s books and artwork were added for warmth and texture.

A large armoire was styled with special pottery, more books, and accessories.

This room’s color palette and design were built around an existing rug. Inspiration can come from many places; a pillow, artwork, a piece of fabric – what will inspire your design?

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Photo Inspired Kitchen Refresh!

Before . . . this kitchen had a great layout and solid cabinets, but dark window trim and a dated backsplash and countertops were keeping this kitchen in the dark!

 

After . . . amazing, right? Working with the homeowner, and inspired by a magazine photo, we chose creamy yellow paint and bronze hardware for the cabinets, gray painted walls, new black granite counter tops, a gorgeous farm sink, white subway tile, and period lighting. A new island in white with a butcher-block top and a spot for the microwave added additional workspace. Recessed lighting further brightened the space.

 

Before . . . more dark wood around the window and butler’s pantry and a lack of overhead lighting made this space feel heavy.

 

After . . . white window trim, a unique mixed-metal light fixture over the table, white wainscoting, and open shelving bring new personality to the breakfast nook, The butler’s pantry was painted in the same creamy yellow as the cabinets. The homeowner’s woven wood blinds, classic white dishes, bright accessories, and kitchen table round out the space.

 

Are you ready for your own kitchen before and after? Call 215-886-1665 to book your appointment for a kitchen refresh now!

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Fabric Inspired Bathroom Make-Over

What Inspires You?

Inspiration can be found in many places – a table runner made into a window valance got this bathroom make-over jump started! The window valance led to the shower curtain which led to the peacock feather wallpaper.   .   .

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Next came the paint – deep, dark gray for the trim, medium gray for the vanities, and light gray for the walls. img_0990

Turquoise accents in the accessories and other furniture pieces bring the color palette together.

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Rustic woods and vintage metals warm up all the white tile.

Here’s a before of the same space .   .   .

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It’s amazing what new fabric and paint can do for a room! Book your appointment with I Can Arrange That now to help you find your inspiration! Call 215-886-1665 or email me at icanarrangethat@gmail.com

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A Gift from the Heart

I was contacted by my client Kristin about her dad’s fast-approaching 70th birthday – would I be interested in collaborating with her on a surprise refresh of his town-home? Oh yes, definitely, I’m in!!!! Her dad would be out of town in a few weeks, and we had only one day to make this happen while he was away.  .  .

Before the redo, Kristin collected nautical-themed artwork and accessories; some pillows, throws, and extras from her own stash; and new bedding, area rugs, and curtains from Home Goods. Kristin has a real flair for unearthing interesting pieces from thrift and consignment shops, and, let me tell you, she did not disappoint when gathering things for her dad’s place! We combined these treasures with many of his existing pieces and furniture to create a space that is masculine, cozy, and pulled together.

Her dad was thrilled with the results!

Office/Playroom Project

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Design Challenge . . . what to do with a large, long room that needs to function as both an office and a playroom? With no real separation between the two spaces, the LEGOS and toys were spilling into the office area, there were multiple small tables and file cabinets lining the walls, and a utilitarian desk that did not inspire creativity.

Solution . . . pairing two IKEA shelving units to create a functional wall and doorway. IMG_0830

Adding a new desk and file cabinet, a soft rug, a comfortable chair, and some favorite artwork and accessories completed this pretty office space.

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Now it’s a combination that works!

The Perfect Gift . . . a Design Consultation

I Can Arrange That gift certificates make the perfect Mother’s Day, Wedding, Housewarming, or Birthday Gift! A design consultation is a unique and personal way to celebrate that special person or couple! Pair it with a Home Goods gift card and a bouquet of flowers and you’ve got gift a they won’t forget!

Creating a wall gallery, hanging artwork, paint color selection, book case and accessory styling, or a quick room refresh are just some of the services available. Call 215-886-1665 or email at icanarrangethat@gmail.com to purchase!

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Design Trends – Wall Galleries

Wall galleries have become one of my most popular services and I love pulling them together for clients!

They can be a combination of different pieces of artwork, souvenirs, collections, mirrors, plates, photos – just about anything I can hang!

Each gallery is unique and personal because I use the client’s items.  Galleries can encompass entire walls, or, can fit on a small accent wall.

Having I Can Arrange That hang a gallery wall makes a wonderful gift – Mother’s Day, Weddings, Housewarming, or Birthdays! Gift certificates are available!

Start gathering those special pictures and keepsakes and book your appointment now!

 

 

6 Things a Restful Bedroom Should Have

by Oseye Boyd, Reporter at Angie’s List
Read the full Article at Huffington Post

Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary with these helpful tips…
1. Blackout shades and bedroom lighting
2. Ditch the bedroom TV
3. Comfy bedding

bedroom4. Cozy décor

Decorating your bedroom with serene artwork, such as scenes from nature, or even favorite vacation photos that invoke happy memories, go a long way toward creating a peaceful bedroom, interior designers say.

Getting rid of clutter on nightstands, dressers and the floor, as well as clothes piled on the chair or treadmill is one of the quickest ways to make your bedroom feel instantly peaceful.

“Removing non-functional furniture and accessories is also a must,” says Laura Brenner, owner of I Can Arrange That of Glenside, Pennsylvania. “I suggest pretty bowls or trays to put jewelry, change, or watches in at the end of the day — very pretty and functional. Less is more.”

5. Soothing smells
6. Peaceful sounds

Glenside Home Tour

Missed the Glenside House Tour? Watch the Video!

On Saturday, May 21, several Glenside residents got together to sponsor “House to House for Face to Face” with a tour of seven homes in the area. Danielle Maguire, Board Member for Face to Face and Realtor with Prudential Reddington, organized the event with a small group of dedicated, helpful friends of our organization. “I was on a house tour years ago, and when we were looking for ideas to raise money for Face to Face, I thought I could certainly round up a few of my friends to show off their beautiful homes.” The event was a success with more than 130 people touring the homes.