*Raymour and Flanigan was kind enough to donate all the furniture used in this room makeover
Words cannot begin to describe the excitement I felt when my sweet friend Charlotte, from At Charlotte’s House, asked me to be a part of an incredible project she began a few years ago. The project is called Bloggers Heart Habitat and with it, she has found the perfect way to combine her passions for design, decor and doing good! Each time, she gathers up a team of Interior Designers and Decor Bloggers (for this one, it was Diane from The Rath Project, Carli from Fearfully & Wonderfully Made By Carli, Michelle from Weekend Craft, Kelly from Street Flea Style, Jessica from Jessica Brigham, Kate from Kate Smith Interiors and Robin from A Home To Grow Old In) and together we have the privilege of making over rooms in a new house built by Habitat for Humanity with the help and generosity of Raymour and Flanigan. Not only did they provide the furniture, but they also provided us with a cash stipend for extra items and accessories to make the space feel more cozy.
We broke into three groups to tackle the three rooms we were working on – the girl’s bedroom, the master bedroom and the living room/kitchen area.
I worked with Charlotte and Kate on the little girl’s room. The family was very open and not too specific. They did say that they try to incorporate Feng Shui – “the use of energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environments” into their living areas so we were able to add elements into the room. Here is the before photo of the space.
We chose a beautiful bed and dresser with a changing table attachment and put them on opposite walls – the bed by the window and the dresser as you walk into the room. We added some fun, furry friends in the corner and a sweet arts and crafts table to the space as well. We incorporated the Greek key pattern on the pillows because it stands for power and prosperity as well as the bamboo mirror and the elephant planter because they are symbolic of luck within the principles of Feng Shui.
When the family and their little girl saw this room for the first time, it was pure magic. Not only did they love all of the elements of it, but they said over and over how it was now a home. They were in disbelief, and at the same time, thrilled that this was THEIR home. As someone who prides themselves in making people’s houses into homes, more meaningful words could never have been spoken. The graciousness and appreciation from this beautiful family was so incredible. The happiness my heart felt could not be contained! We did it and now this lovely family has a beautiful home to call their own for the rest of their lives!
Thank you to Charlotte for reaching out to me, Raymour and Flanigan for all of the beautiful furniture and to all of the amazingly talented ladies I had the privilege of working with. This is an experience I will most definitely never forget. Please make sure to head over to the other blogs listed above to see the other rooms that were completed in the home!
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