Do it yourself tips for home interior designing and decor

She and her husband, William devoted over fifteen years to the center. They are beacons of the community and amazing human beings. Linda has had some medical problems that forced the family to fall on hard times, and William has some problems of his own: He is visually impaired. He can, however, make out shapes. So I decided to create a very graphic room that both Linda and William could enjoy. The black bed, for instance, contrasts with the white bedding and pops off both the yellow headboard wall and gray-and-black paisley wallpaper.
The art, too, is meant to stand in high contrast against the walls and it’s mostly made up of large botanicals that William can see. For all their troubles, Linda and William are two joyous people and they certainly brought a lot of joy to the neighborhood. If there was to be a color that represents them it had to be yellow-using it as an accent here was a no-brainer, My favorite part of the room is an ornate bench, now also yellow, that William calls his prayer couch. I think that they had found it in a thrift store and it was pretty beat up before we reupholstered and painted it. The bench has always been a place for William to sit and think late at night; now it’s a lot more comfortable spot for contemplation. I did a third black-and-white room for an EMHE family, but before I tell you about it, let me ask you a question: Do you believe in haunted houses? I didn’t think I did until I met the Ray-Smith family. Brittany Ray and Ron Smith, two teachers, Placing art against busy wallpaper can be tricky. These prints work because they’re big and bold, which sets them off from their backdrop.
Before you toss out an old piece of furniture, consider what a little paint and reupholstering can do. William’s rejuvenated prayer bench is set against walls also given a new lease on life with the simple addition of white molding.
With its four-poster bed and paisley bedding, this room has a traditional feel. What makes it modern is its strong graphic quality and the surprising pop of yellow running throughout.
I modified this bare-tree wallpaper by adding cutouts of ravens, which, according to family lore represent the Ray-Smith’s ancestors, come back to watch over them. To create this little piece of art, I put black paper through a shredder, placed it in a box, and nested five stones on top, one for each family member. Live with their three children in an old house in Maine that was once occupied by Brittany’s great- great-grandfather. What we were dealing with first and foremost was the condition of the house. It just wasn’t safe for the kids, one of whom is autistic. The repairs were particularly important because the Ray- Smiths were in the process of adopting a daughter from China. We had been told strange things had happened in the house.
It was thought to be haunted and it didn’t seem like a good idea to just tear it down without making sure it wouldn’t stir up spirits. The Ray-Smiths’ safety (and the safety of our crew) was at stake. So we did the logical thing and brought in a medium. Channeling Brittany’s ancestors, the medium told us we had better renovate rather than demolish the house. Then he began to dole out some personal advice to some of us from the “ghosts” in the room. None of my ancestors seemed to be in the room so I asked, “What am I, chopped liver?” in my usual joking way. “Oh, you’ve got some issues,” he replied, looking serious. I would have just laughed it off if he hadn’t said that there was someone named George in the room.