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A "Misfit Room"

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

Have you ever watched the cartoon movie Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer? Remember in that movie the island of misfit toys? Well, I call a room that isn't balanced right a "misfit room".

No need to give up on the space for a complete remodel yet, never underestimate the power of wall art and area rug. One hot mess of a room, can be made into an amazingly designed room with the right wall art, and area rug!

Have you ever walked into a room and thought, something is way off here, or maybe you just thought it didn't flow from one room to the next? I went to a client's house once that was absolutely adorable until you entered the master bathroom, where you immediately were faced with two orange vessel sinks. They literally made no sense at all in this room, as there was nothing to tie them into the room. The clients were renting this home, so the expense of changing out the bowls wasn't really an option, nor spending money on repainting the entire room, or the expense of replacing towels and area rugs. Our number one job is to protect our client, right? Protecting their dollar investment is definitely the biggest part of that part of the job.


The easiest fix of course was to add some orange into this very olive green with blue accents room, but how? Let me show you...


I painted all the colors onto canvas and then placed into this room...


Suddenly this room didn't feel so out of sorts and the vessel bowl sinks now made sense.

Literally wall art is all about symmetry of size and color, which is exactly what we go to design school to learn about and how and where to implement it uniquely for each client .


Another client, loved a sofa but once it was in their home, they felt like it didn't look right after all. When I walked into the living area, I immediately knew their area rug was the culprit in making their space a "misfit room". So, of course I went shopping...



That rug definitely ties all the rooms together!


Sometimes, my design plan has to be a bit more hands on...

Dining table just blended with the floor and made the dining space a "misfit room"...