When I was a little girl, my uber creative Grandmama would take whatever she had and make beautiful things. One winter she took old Sears Roebuck Catalogs and folded each page into shapes and pulled the front cover to the back creating something that looked very much like the column in the first photo. She used them as door stoppers and I thought she was genius. Mode Studios took my grandmama to a whole new level!
But Y”ALL! Who does this??
Have you ever heard of Silky Chickens? Well I haven’t but with so many of my friends and clients getting into urban chickens I am super excited about these little dudes.
It has been a really fun season of helping clients imagine how their spaces could look if they were re-decorated: rooms re-imagined, I call it. I have learned that it is not necessary for me to spend the hours/days that it takes to do a perfect “rendering” of the space. I can often do just enough of a change to help them see the new look. So be forewarned these are not professional quality Photoshoped images…. just teasers.
And now, come along on a little tour of Photoshop play over the last few months.
What if this
Looked like this
Or what is this room
Had bleached floors and a wood plank ceiling
And then I jumped on that virtual airplane and flew out to sunny Cali. It was great!
No lines. No checked luggage. No ebola concerns. Just a few secs to download the images of this cute cottage outside of Los Angeles that is ready for a little update after its family entered the empty nest time of life.
Isn’t it cute?
This is the view from the kitchen and family room.
So we have been chatting and trying to decide what she would like to look like after her re-do.
What if her family room went from this
or maybe this
Tired of green?
No, it’s not a perfect representation but it helps if you have trouble “seeing” what is not actually there yet. What are your thoughts? Helpful or not?
ShareI am so far behind on posting client projects photos. Today is the day to start the catch up process! Woo hoo! So here we go with one of my favorite kitchen before and afters. We started out with a very dated, very dark, very ….ah… green kitchen. smile We sprinkled a little […]
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