Kitchen Drapery Updo

She was tired of the kitchen area after we updated the adjoining great room.  The kitchen table and new chairs gave the room a more sophisticated feel that better suits the style of the home.  Even though there a large window in the space the room felt dark.  We added stylish LED lighting on dimmer switches to have the option to really light up the room.  A lighter paint color helped complement the beautiful cabinetry.  The finishing touch was the drapery panels that are floor to ceiling.  Everything now feels fresh, bright, with a touch of sophistication that the homeowner deserves to look at every morning when she gets her morning coffee.

Frustrated with a Room in your House? No More.

Have you ever walked into a room in your house and become frustrated because it continually zaps your energy?  It’s either been neglected or presents some sort of challenge.  We all seem to have that one area.  My passion is taking those spaces and turning them into a joyful ambiance that makes you smile when you walk through the door.

A realtor recently told me after looking at my before and after photos that “they look like real houses; they don’t look staged.”  I told you that they were “real” houses that I performed my magic on.

We always begin by looking at what you currently own.  It seems like you already know what items need to go.  When I recently asked a female client to, “Tell me about this picture.”  She told me that a dear friend gave that to her a long time ago and that she and her friend had a feud some time ago and no longer speak to one another.  We discovered that the picture was full of negative energy in her space and took it down.  She was amazed at how good it felt.

That was the beginning of creating a revised space that gave her confidence to know she enjoyed everything presently inside.

Hit or Miss Paint Colors

SHASHA InteriorsI recently received a call from a frustrated female who just couldn’t get the paint color right in her great room.  She confessed that she had her husband paint the room three times with slightly different colors and was still unhappy.

Tip for selecting a paint color: The lighting in your home is the best place to match samples, but as a starting point you can bring an item from the room with you, such as a pillow.  When you’re in the paint store, take the paint swatches and your fabric sample from home over to the window to see them in natural light.  I’ve even stepped outside if the store has tinted windows.

Get It Right The First Time

Kitchen After

Kitchen After

I gasped when a prospective client told me that she and her husband had painted their living room, not once, not twice, but THREE times and they STILL didn’t like the color.  I wish they had found me before the project started.  They invested so much of their time and the outcome was very frustrating for them.

Today there are hundreds of colors available on the market.  By hiring a professional you can rely on their expertise to consider such things as the hues and tints of color, how complementary colors can work together, varying light sources, and how other items in the room will reflect the wall color.

Tip for selecting a paint color:  The lighting in your home is the best place to match samples, but as a starting point you can bring an item from the room with you, such as a pillow.  When you’re in the paint store, take the paint swatches and your fabric sample from home over to the window to see them in natural light.  I’ve even stepped outside if the store has tinted windows.

Located in Woodbury, MN, SHASHA Interiors’ service area includes the East Metro areas of Woodbury, St. Paul, North Oaks, Cottage Grove, Afton, Oakdale, Mendota Heights, and Stillwater MN.

Schedule your consultation today, love your space tomorrow!


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    Located in Woodbury, MN, SHASHA Interiors’ service area includes the East Metro areas of Woodbury,
    St. Paul, North Oaks, Cottage Grove, Afton, Oakdale, Mendota Heights, and Stillwater, MN and Hudson, WI.

    Schedule your consultation today.