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The Mort Family aka My First Client

Part one

Last spring I had my FIRST client!! Someone other than my family liked my house enough to invite me to help them with theirs!! WOW! Making changes to a house that was not my own was exciting and scary at the same time.   I was going to be helping the Mort Family with updating a few rooms in their new house.  Michael & Jenna Mort are the most adorable family, they have 4 boys and were expecting a baby girl!  Jenna knew what style she liked and wanted my help to tie it all together.

This project will have multiple posts and pictures of some of the steps taken to accomplish Jenna’s goal of making their home welcoming and cozy, without breaking the bank in the process.babysroombeforeThis is the spare room that was being turned into the baby’s room, before new paint and furnishings.  you will have to wait to see the after!!

hallwaybeforeThis is the hallway/alcove that joins the kitchen, living room and other bedrooms. The majority of the main level of the house was painted a variety of creams.  Jenna was ready for some color, but worried about picking the right one.  I suggested if you are hesitant about using a bold color like red, try it in a small space first then work your way into the rest of the rooms. (hint, hint )

livingroombeforeThis is one side of the living room.  This room had no ceiling fixture so the only light coming in was from the windows and 2 lamps.

livingroombefore2This is the other half of the living room.  Great window right? You will have to wait to see what it looks like now.

projectnotesAs we walked thru the house I wrote some notes to keep me on track.  Paint was going up in three spaces, I had “shopped” their house for things to re-purpose, and spring cleanup was fast approaching, can you see where this is going? Great!  Check back soon, next up, the hallway/alcove makeover!


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