What to Do if You Have a Space that Just Needs a Little Love

What to Do if You Have a Space that Just Needs a Little Love

Although we usually talk about full-service design here, it’s true that not every space needs it. Sometimes the space could use just a little TLC and some rearranging to look like new!

Here, we call this a “Room Polish”. It’s a great option if you have all the things but don’t know quite what to do with them. (We especially love polishing up rooms for your college-age kids away at school. Who wouldn’t love coming home to a newly beautiful yet comfortably familiar space?)

So, whether you will have offspring visiting the nest soon or you simply need a space refreshed, today I’m sharing some info and “after reveals” from our quick and transformative Room Polish!

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A Room Polish gives you the “designer touch” on your space quickly and without any major renovations. We use all of your own belongings — plus some extra art and accessories if you want them.

ONE-DAY ROOM POLISH: We Shop Your House & Dress it to the Nines

You get to spend a day out while we quite literally “shop your house.”

Using only the furniture and accessories you already own (whether they’re well-loved or you’ve newly purchased them for the occasion), we’ll install, rearrange, and style the room to impress.

In the end, you get to come home to that photo-finish, designer space!

Time: 5 Hours

THREE-DAY ROOM POLISH: A Transformative Design Sprint

For our Three-Day Room Polish, there’s a bit more flexibility with purchasing new art and accessories, but you’ll need to have sufficient furniture, rugs, and drapery already. Together, we’ll come up with a budget for purchasing anything new.

Here’s the breakdown by day:

DAY 1: Site assessment, including measurements and photographs, a plan for the scope of work to be done, and our agreed-upon design budget.

DAY 2: Sourcing for art and accessories only. Most of our design projects need 1-3 weeks for this step, but we do it in one 8-hour sprint for this Room Polish!

DAY 3: Install Day. We typically spend 5-6 hours on site styling and installing everything with the utmost care. You get to come home and be wowed by your transformed space. TA-DA!

So, all that said, maybe the small renovation you’ve been procrastinating only needs a Room Polish after all?

If so, talk to us. We’d be happy to see what we can do to help you fall in love with your space again.


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  • More mountain magic on its way and we couldn’t be more thrilled.⠀
The colour story for this project starts with the homeowners’ gorgeous Persian area rug, and ends with luxurious and practical updates to the entire home. ⠀
Coming at you Canmore! 
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  • Warm neutrals are on our list of spring trends this week… can you guess the others? Hint: Pastels and tulip bouquets *aren’t* on the list... 💐 
See more of our team’s picks on the LBI blog this week. Swoon!
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  • This week, the lovely ladies at LBI are happy to share some of our favourite style finds for spring! Sorry, no bunny and egg paraphernalia here… ...just some effortlessly classic styles you can love much longer than a season. We’ll say yes to that 🙋

As usual, it’s all on our blog... Go, go go!
  • Saturday feels: ⠀
Fresh flower leftovers from yesterday’s shoot⠀
Art small from a client/friend, sitting out to remind me to get it framed⠀
Favorite candle and my ring from last year’s trip to Montréal ⠀
Books. Always books. ⠀
It’s a good day. ⠀
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  • Our second gilded mirror for the week! This powder room might be different from the master bathroom we shared yesterday, but it has a cheerful character all of its own.
You can see the full project on our blog this week… as fun, beautiful and unique as the lovely people who live here. 🖤