Next month will be my two year anniversary as a blogger. But before blogging, a year before blogging in fact, I had the dream of opening my own interior decorating business. A young gentleman in town was dipping his feet into his new business too as a house flipper. We met by chance and he hired me to decorate his flip-home – my first decorating project as MBZ Interiors! He needed me and I needed him, it was a perfect match.
There were materials to be chosen, including paint colors throughout the house. It was important to keep the home neutral to appeal to the mass market. The home was a small ranch but it would be open concept which gave it a fresh and airy feel.
I convinced my client that the house must be staged for sale and suggested that he offer the buyer the option to buy the furnishings. I assured him that I’d include new furnishings mixed with thrift to keep within the Budget and give the home a lived-in cozy feel.
The buyers did in fact buy most of the furnishings, including the garden cart that I had found roadside and quickly had given it a wash and a quick paint job.
I even took the old chandy from the home’s dining room and painted it “slipper pink” to compliment the bedding I chose to stage the little girl’s room in one of the bedrooms.
This project will always hold a special place in my decorating heart. After all, you never forget your first love.