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When accessorizing bookshelves, remember to organize books by shape, color and type.  Vary vertical and horizontal placement and leave “white space” for accessory items such as decorative boxes, family photos or small paintings. Your shelves will add to your decor and avoid the tendency to appear cluttered.

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"Raquel really tapped into my vision of what I wanted the baby's room to be. She created a space that is beautiful and functional, all within a budget and tight timeframe."
— Amy W.

Interior Design Portfolio - Zita & Bill's Loft

The Challenge:

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Zita & Bill’s loft had become a combination space — the grandkids’ guestroom, Zita’s sewing area and a miscellaneous storage room for exercise equipment, books, linens and extra decorative accessories. As Zita described it, the loft as it was, did not feel finished or inviting. It didn’t feel like it fit the rest of the house. Zita asked us to redecorate the room to better reflect her coastal-inspired decor, as well as make the room a place the grandkids use more than just for sleeping and watching morning TV.

Design Solution:

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We redesigned the space using existing furnishings, accessories and wall art to give the loft a more finished, decorated look. We repurposed what the client already had and painted furniture a coordinating creamy beige to help ground the color scheme. We also added an area rug, window treatment and some additional touches to further connect the space with the rest of the home’s colors and design style.

To improve the flow of the space, we rearranged the furniture into zones by function, making the room more inviting and welcoming. We improved storage and organization and re-accessorized to make the room feel less cluttered. Keeping "white space" in mind, we arranged shelves and display areas by function, mixed with visual interest. 

The Result: “Comfy, Fun & Beach-y”

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