Updated: Sep 11
The decision to downsizing your home for most people usually comes into play at the empty-nest stage – When the kids have all gone off to start their own lives and you just don’t need the big house anymore.
I am not nearly an empty-nester (my oldest is 15), but I have been tossing around the idea of downsizing for a while now. Maybe as an Interior Designer, my heart longs for a brand new home to decorate with all the special pieces that I have collected over the years, or maybe the maintenance and upkeep involved in a 4300sf home gets to be too much when you are a single mom, a busy store owner, and sought-after Interior Designer. Or maybe the thought of using only about 50% of your home regularly seems like such a waste.
Maybe it’s a combination of all those things plus the deep desire to simplify my life and shift focus to a bigger and better career in Interior Design. But I have been pursuing this idea and I have to say, I am pretty excited!! “The mansion” is ready for a new, much bigger family to love it as much as we have. It’s been a great place to raise my two children for the past seven years, but soon we will be saying goodbye and move on to the next chapter of our lives.
I have to admit though, that the kids weren’t quite as excited as I was in the beginning, but they are slowly getting there.
Ok, I know, it doesn’t look like much now 🙂
In the weeks to come, I will be blogging about the progress of construction and eventually the process to decorating my new digs……all 2600sf of it! Yayy!!! I will be offering advice and tips to help you in your own decorating projects on a budget, I will be highlighting the use of inexpensive window treatments and custom drapery panels
I will also be talking about decorating in stages, how to choose paint colors and other wall finishes, furniture layouts, how to develop and execute a great design to be beautiful yet comfortable, and lots of other tips and ideas.
Please come along with me on this adventure! Looking forward to it.