The BRI lobby and conference spaces were in need of updating. BRI wanted their customers and guests to have a different experience than what their current space was providing. Because of the uncertainty of how long they would continue to occupy their current office space, the amount of financial investment was a significant part of the decision making process. The focus was on room function, how to make the largest impact and still stay within budget.

alig home - wake forest

The Alig's home office was originally designed to accommodate one user. Over time they found that the entire family could benefit from having a space to work in. Lacking in worksurface space and storage the new layout makes the space more useable for everyone. What a transformation!

​After

Murchison Residence - Full House design

bayless home - north raleigh

The Bayless' had a small under utilized space adjacent to their kitchen that they wanted to repurpose into a more useable and shared family area. A place where a mother and daughter could work and play in together. A new built in window seat and new desk for the young daughter accomplished just that! Along with the removal of existing paneling, new paint and lighting this space was transformed!

  • Space Planning - Furniture placement and effective room layouts
  • Finish and Paint Selections 
  • Furniture Selections - Local and online sources
  • Window Treatments
  • Cost Effective Design Solutions
  • Whole Room and Whole House Design
  • Personal Shopping
  • Interior Decorating - Accessories to complete your home
  • DIY Projects - Projects you can do on your own
  • Project Management - Coordinate all aspects of your project

Fabrics - The Client Loves Purple and Red!

Living Room - Adding new paint and wood floors, but keeping some of the existing furniture kept overall expenses down.

Old carpet, dark walls and out dated window treatments were replaced with wood floors, fresh finishes and new furniture to completely transform this master bedroom.

Edmunds Master Bath - Durham

The master bathroom is original to the Edmund's home built in the 1980's. Without changing the overall layout the shower, bathtub, vanity and all finishes were updated including trim, paint, flooring and lighting.

This new office is more open than the original and now gives all three family members lots of work area!

The style of this room was transformed with softer and a more updated color scheme. Lighting was changed to a more appropriate fixture for the style of the room. New furniture and wall art finished the look.

After

interior design

Updating the kitchen by painting the cabinets and backsplash (yes - you can successfully paint tile!), adding an island and new lighting.

​Before

cates home - north durham

Before

The three main living areas in the home needed an update. At the client's request we kept several of the existing pieces of furniture and we developed a new and updated look with new flooring, paint, lighting, furniture, window treatments and accessories. Living Solutions developed a purchase list and a master plan and as budget permits they will continue to make additions to the rooms.

Family Room - New wood floors, paint and few accessories is all this room needed.

Finished room

Photos by Nicole Lynn Photography

Before

three room renovation - edmunds residence

Before

A one person office with inadequate storage and

limited work space.

Bathroom renovation - campbell residence

After raising two sons in this house that was built in the 80"s, the owners decided it was overdue for a much needed update. Dark paneling was painted, carpet replaced with laminate flooring, new countertops and some new appliances were added. A large island was custom built and it replaced the existing work area as well as the small table an chairs. Cabinets were modified to accommodate the new layout and were refreshed with new hardware. Existing furniture in the living area was rearranged. The result was a brighter and more spacious looking kitchen/living area that not only looks good but increased the functionality of both spaces.

The Murchison's bought a home in Durham after relocating from Denver Colorado in April. Since June we have been getting the home ready for move in. The house has good "bones" but it didn't reflect the couple's style or color preferences. New paint throughout, additional hardwood floors replacing worn carpet, new lighting, furniture and changing a wide variety of other details has made this home reflect the owner's preferences and lifestyle. 

After

Progress

Before

Dining Room - New wood floors, paint, lighting, draperies and furniture completely transformed and updated this room.

Sometimes you just need a few ideas and a plan to make a home more than you could have ever

imagined on your own. Living Solutions offers a wide variety of services so that your home reflects your lifestyle and your personality.

A bright painted ceiling and the right furniture and accessories transformed this ordinary screened in porch to something special.

The bathroom in this 1960's built home was way overdue for a complete makeover. Because of it's small size, it's long narrow space and to minimize costs as much as possible during the renovation we decided to leave the major fixtures in their current location. New custom cabinets and built ins, new tile for the floor and walls, an updated color scheme and trading the existing tub for a shower has all had a huge impact on the space.

A blank canvas allowed lots of design opportunities to the living room/family room combination.

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bri - lobby and conference room

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