Ms. SpoolTeacher posted an ad for her Peripatetic Design services on Craigslist recently and had no idea what would come of it.
Would you like a new look without purchasing new things? It’s amazing what can be done by rearranging things you already own for a completely new, fresh look. Just need more organization? That too. Is clutter an issue? No need to throw things away (recycle) unless you want to. There is always a way to make a lot of stuff look better. Groupings, consolidation of like items will minimize the impact and can create a museum quality. $45 p/hr plus mileage trip fee to and from your home from Benson, AZ. Skilled, professional, life-long designer/decorator with great color sensibilities and exceptional organizational skills. No implements required, we’ll use what you have.
This she could do 24/7. She loves, loves, loves to deal with the details of “things”.
Her first real job after returning from a little summer scholarship at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, (right after graduating from high school), was as a “store decorator” at Levitz Furniture. She was only 18, and very intimidated by the others who seemed so confident of their design skills. Her duties were to daily make rounds of all the aisles and replace any items that had been sold out of the vignettes.
The store had a wonderful stock room full of accessories and that was her domain and resource center.
Looking back now she can see how, even then, she enjoyed focusing on the smallest of details. For some reason, it soothed her anxieties.
She could often be found rearranging the contents of a china cabinet to get all of the elements just right. She also loved to clean the stockroom and reorganize it.
When Ms. SpoolTeacher asked Star Client how she found her ad, Star Client explained that one day she was placing accessories and she had her husband hang a collection of stars above her cabinets in the kitchen. After which, she plopped down on her sofa and felt exasperated. She had had enough. She was feeling overwhelmed with all of the “stuff” that she had kept as her most favorite of things that were the result of her downsizing event some time before.
She didn’t want to get rid of a thing, but she had had enough.
Very often, it is just an objective perspective that is needed to reignite the passion to complete the task.
Star Client asked her husband to, “Please get on Craigslist and find a decorator”.
When she rolled across Ms. SpoolTeachers ad, Star Client told Ms. ST that “That was it.” The words of the ad expressed exactly what she wanted.
The email from Star Client to Ms. SpoolTeacher said, “I have a lot of stuff that needs to look better.”
Star Client and Ms. SpoolTeacher had a wonderful time working as a team, going through her treasures and finding their new homes.
If Ms. SpoolTeacher had put an ad for a perfect client, Star Client would have matched the contents to a T.
The minute Ms. ST arrived, Star Client took her on a “tour” and they dug right in. Ms. ST looses herself easily, and they had finished the first room before she thought to take “before” pictures and got so busy in the end taking the ones she did, that she forgot two rooms! Oh well.
Here are the results of their team effort in the main areas. They pretty much touched and moved just about every accessory and numerous furniture items, except of course, the stars!
They only took one little break and back at it again, the pups wandering in and out and around their feet. Mostly they just laid around and snoozed.
This time when Star Client plopped herself down on her sofa, she said, “Whose house is this? Much better!”
The thing about it is, it looked very nice before. And she had lovely things to work with.
Ms. SpoolTeacher says that this is The Star Client you always hope you will get the chance to work with.
What a fun day!