When I purchased my forever home I was shocked at the amount of wood in it.
I had wood ceilings, walls, trim, baseboards and the carpets were brown.
I hated that the home looked very colonial. It even came with an ancient wood stove and wallpaper with little houses on it. I knew I needed to make the house look more modern. The problem is that I don’t really have an eye for interior design. Rather than spend a bunch of money on furniture and pillows that I might hate in a few months, I called in the professional. I was surprised that the woman loved my house. She kept telling me that I had good bones or a great canvas to work with. I didn’t believe her, I thought my house looked like it was from the 80s and couldn’t be fixed. The interior designer got to work on the theme rustic meets traditional. She wanted to keep some of the wood touches while adding a modern flair. I gave her uninterrupted work while I stayed in my rental apartment that I had a few months left on the lease. Once it was time for me to move in, I got to see the final product. Rustic meets traditional is a very cool theme. The interior designer kept my wood ceilings but sanded and painted my wood walls white. There is no longer carpet, but grey/cement looking tile. I have all new ceiling fans, curtains and furniture in the space too. Yes, the cost was considerable. However, I was fortunate that I literally needed to do no work and my home is perfect.