Abundant Life Partners Project
The mission of Abundant Life Partners has "making room for peace" written all over it... so when owner and founder, Meghan Freeman asked if I would style her office I jumped at the occasion! A therapy, counseling, and holistic practice based in Williamsburg, VA, Abundant Life is rooted in Christian beliefs, with a focus on helping clients let to go of past hurts, unhealthy habits, and negative thought patterns in order to live life to the fullest. When discussing the design of her office, Meghan was looking for something that was professional while also being fresh and serene. We selected a soothing color palette of grays, blues, and warm woods with pops of brass and greenery. The flow of the office encourages conversation and provides a safe space for Meghan's clients to reflect and share, as they move forward towards a more abundant life.
We are still jumping up and down over here after learning that our home has been featured on Apartment Therapy!
Have you ever felt blessed by simply being in someone’s presence? That’s exactly how I felt working with the Rivera family on the styling of their home this past winter.
I am excited and honored to share that Making Room for Peace is featured in the newest issue of ORIGIN Magazine!! A small team of artists working in LA, NY, Dallas, and Paris, it is Origin’s belief that beauty and art can uplift the world.
While the bones of the room are neutral, we added in pops of color via hanging plants, caned furniture, and the colorful vintage area rug. A sleek mid-century modern table is centered in the room, beckoning for a game of monopoly or for a cocktail, which can be concocted within the discreet bar-set up we made in the pie-safe.
Over the past couple of years, we have methodically worked together on styling the Hurt’s home, infusing their love of vintage and travel finds with the more traditional bones of the space. It has been such a pleasure getting to know Rebecca not only as a client but as a friend. Today, Rebecca shares with us a little bit about herself and how she is currently making room for peace.
After reading through my friend’s core family values, listening as they shared their dreams for their home and walking through their space, my heart overflowed with gratitude. I could clearly envision a design for their home that would capture warm hospitable vibe that they were going for; creating a space that would be enjoyed by family, friends and neighbors alike.
When you first walk into the Hurt’s home one of the first rooms that you see is straight ahead, the den. A small room, right off the kitchen and the sun-room the den is the gathering space for the family. Between the deep leather sofa and the cozy swivel chairs, there is truly a place for everyone (including their 60 lb. puppy, Bacon!) to rest and to recline.
Why not elevate your gift wrapping this holiday season by using some sustainable alternatives to all of the wrapping paper, bubble wrap, or cello sheets out there? Not only will you show your loved ones how much you care about them but also how much you care about the environment!
When I would think of thrift stores and consignment shops I would envision dirty, poorly lit spaces with clothing that couldn’t possibly be stylish or in good condition. Years later, through some humbling and personal experience, I’ve found that this image that I had had in my mind couldn’t be farther from the truth. While shopping second-hand can be hit or miss, for the most part it is really an enjoyable experience.
Our homes are supposed to be our refuge but did you know that they could also be making us sick? Asthma, headaches, coughing, and allergies are just a few of the signs that you may need to make some changes to your home. Lucky for you, we've outlined some of the problem areas and what you can do to create a healthier environment for you and your family!
When discussing the design of her office, Meghan was looking for something that was professional while also being fresh and serene. We selected a soothing color palette of grays, blues, and warm woods with pops of brass and greenery.
Our home hasn't always looked as styled and decluttered as it does now. In fact, it used to be overflowing with stuff! Stuff that we loved mixed in with things that we no longer used or valued.
Rebeca Howe is one of those people who when you first meet, you immediately feel at home with. Her warm, bubbly personality lights up every room that she walks into; and her words of affirmation leave you feeling loved and valued.
With the amount of visuals that we consume online and in magazines, we often experience the urge to mix up the look of our home. The entry way is the perfect space to do that! In this article, we're illustrating 3 ways in which you can change up the look of your entryway while maintaining your general sense of style and using pieces that you already own.
Most of y'all know by now that I love shopping second hand. Consignment stores, thrift shops, antique stores... You'd be amazed at what you can find. Whether your looking for furniture, home decor, clothing, books, or appliances - these places have it all and more; gently used and at great prices. Not only that, but as these pieces are "gently used" your automatically taking your style and sustainability game up a level.
Crystal Seay is one of those people that you don’t have to meet in person to feel like you already know. Her encouraging, spirited personality is contagious and can be felt on her and her husband's Instagram page. Wife and mother of 2, Crystal along with her husband Paul just completed the process of downsizing from a 1,300 sq. ft. home to a 400 sq. ft. RV in Jupiter, Florida.
Last month I gathered together with some girlfriends to celebrate the arrival of Autumn with a beautiful brunch. We made flower crowns, enjoyed a nourishing meal and just took a minute to pause and catch-up. Create a beautiful soiree of your own this season using this guide below!
To celebrate this turn of tides I recently partnered with my friends Anna Hubbard of Hip Innovative Studio Boutique and Diane Fulton of Front Porch Flower Co. to host a brunch for some girlfriends. It was a wonderful excuse to play with seasonal flowers, eat some wholesome food, and catch-up with the girls.
I've never been a fan of a perfectly precise bouquet much preferring something organic and wild. Local florist, Diane Fulton of Front Porch Flower Co. is the same way.
There are many benefits to living small such as less to clean, less maintenance and thus more time, more money, more energy, and less stress. However living small can have its challenges.
My rule of thumb is that when you can't find a piece of artwork that you either love or can afford, make your own! I can already see some of you are doing a double-take right now.
Not only are natural storage containers a healthier choice for you and your family, they are also less harmful to the environment. Bonus they are way more stylish and are often more durable! For example, items made out of real wood, especially older wood, are quite strong.
It may sound simple but incorporating trays into your home is a great way to minimize clutter! These objects are not just pretty and fun to use when styling but they are extremely useful in providing boundaries.
There is something freeing about traveling light; about being able to pick up your bags and go. Just as we can become weighed down by our possessions at home (physically, mentally, and emotionally), so too can we when we travel.
One of the services that we offer here at Making Room for Peace is getting your home ready to sell. Whether that looks like a decluttering session or a home-staging session, we are here to help! No matter what type of service your looking for, your end goal is to create a space that is bright and airy, spacious and clean, and one that buyers can envision themselves living in.
While it has felt so good to purge of what I no longer need or wear, I found that after taking bag after bag of clothing, shoes, and accessories to Good Will over the years I started to feel guilty.
As we walked through her space, evaluating what could be done in order to enhance it, I began to feel her weariness in the form of defensiveness. I wasn't suggesting anything too major, just a little bit of re-arranging and de-cluttering however I could sense her becoming overwhelmed.
This 362 square foot home is tucked inside the quiet, artistic streets of Venice, California and is home to Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Morris, along with their two pups and baby boy, West... By only having what they use and love, they are able to make their small space work. Whitney's motto is that: you don't have to live large to live beautifully.