New Year New Space

What is it about a before & after that is just so amazing and inspiring to see?? We think that this a perfect time to show you some of our favorite before & after photos that we have found! Southern Living Magazine did a great round up of several before and after images from several different designers. Do you have a project that you and your family have always TALKED about doing but just can't seem to get the wheels in motion? Or maybe it just feels a little overwhelming? Enter House of Nomad! We would love to come in and help. A lot of times these projects are done in phases so it does not have to be scary! It is all about taking that 1st step and starting the project in an ORGANIZED and educated way. 

We see time and time again client's have a space that is underutilized and that with a new direction could really change the way that they live in their home! Maybe you would really love a quiet space or reading nook? Maybe the traffic flow from the front of the house is all out of whack and with the addition of a mudroom or even a bench/storage piece could help transform this space! 

So with the New Year here take time to look around your home and as yourself some questions... is there something in my home that bothers or frustrates me everyday? Could we be utilizing our spaces differently? How do you feel in each space of your home? Take notes and see where we could make adjustments, it could just be as simple as paint and some more house plants! Take a look at the Before & After's we found and let this be the push you need to tackle one of those projects you have always "just talked" about. 

 


Offices you WANT to work in!

We have both been working hard creating a beautiful work space for ourselves that is inspiring and fun to work in! It can be hard working from your home so it is so important to create the right atmosphere where you can stay focused and not get too distracted... as you may now we are easily distracted. 

Things to keep in mind is what type of space are you drawn to normally? Do you like to be around lots of color to help energize you or do you need something more soothing and relaxing? I guess this also depends on your job :) Another thing is the lighting... we love the idea of adding a really fun light fixture in your office. This not only helps from a lighting perspective but it will add some personality to the space and make it feel more special. Another way to add color and vibrancy is with artwork and a rug! We love looking on etsy for both art and for rugs... there are so many  amazing color-washed and vintage rugs on there! 

These are our favorite offices that we have found from some of our favorite blogs and websites! Domino, My Domanine, and of course Pinterest

 


19 Transforming Pieces of Hardware

We believe that NEW isn't always better- especially when it comes to unique pieces of furniture that you have either found or inherited. A HON rule (that we try to adhere to) is always to have one vintage piece in each space! Even if thats a small rug or vintage frame used to frame a new print or painting you have. The point is to have a little history in each room- otherwise our spaces can feel cold (and out comes the dramatic side of me... soulless). 

So lets say you get this pretty cool dresser or side table but it feels to dated to go with the rest of your space. This is a pretty easy fix and doesn't have to break the bank! The solution is switching out the hardware! They make amazing knobs and pulls with all kinds of personality and finishes these days so we gathered some of our favorites! 

If you also need your piece to be refinished/painted check out Reinvented Charlotte on Dewitt Lane, they specialize in this kind of thing and are damn good at it!

So here are our picks for updating your hardware- most of these would be amazing in a kitchen or bath too! When selecting think about how you want your piece of furniture to be transformed... does it need a big modern push? Look for lucite pulls or a really sleek antique brass pull/knob. If the piece needs to go more transitional look for more classic shaped hardware or ones set with stones, like the ones from local artisan Addison Weeks