Christine has made us realize that we don’t need to get a bunch of new “stuff”, and that we can use our existing furniture to make the space work for us. By implementing some of her principles of space organization and design, not only were we able to change the look and feel of the room, but it also changed our family dynamics.
We now have more space in the entry way, and the walkways around the dining table has widened a lot – a big plus. With the bookshelf where it is now, my husband says it has made him want to read all the books that he bought but hasn’t read yet! We also like that we can now put all of our photos on the credenza. It makes that area more pulled together and contains what can easily be clutter.
The changes to our living area have also changed my family dynamics. It feels cozier, and now when my husband and I spend time with our three kids (watching TV, playing board games, or just hanging out together on the couch), we are not as distracted as before and feel more “connected.” This change in how we were using our space has made us “closer”, both physically and figuratively. It’s nice and unexpected.
We never thought of space planning in the way Christine approaches it, and it has given our space a real purpose. Needless to say, we are very happy with the new layout and would highly recommend her.