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Friday, September 12, 2008

Healing Havens Continued

In last Friday's post I announced that September is ovarian cancer awareness month.

I encouraged readers to go to the NOCC website and take a quiz that will educate you on the quiet warning signs of ovarian cancer. If you have not done this, please do so, it takes less than five minutes and could possibly save your life, or the life of someone you love.

This weeks Healing Haven redesign was done in the master bedroom of an ovarian cancer survivor. The BEFORE shot shows a lack of a focal point and quite a bit of furniture. The wish of the survivor was to address those two issues as well as to inject some color into the space.

In another room two great vintage red lamps were found, as well as two red pillows rescued from a closet. This was just the punch of color the room needed. Furniture was rearranged and the bed covering was turned over to a more neutral cream. These changes resulted in an AFTER room that is warm and inviting.

In this BEFORE shot in the opposite corner shows an arrangement that was not really planned out. The vibrant woman spending time in this space was still in recovery and wished for a quiet reading corner.

In the AFTER picture the furniture was rearranged and a favorite chair was brought in. A pretty lamp and side table insure that there is adequate lighting and a place to rest a book or a cup of tea.

This was a true redesign as nothing was purchased for this makeover. Just a bit of time and creativity were needed to create a restful space.

Please break the silence. Knowledge is power and health is everything.


On a side note I truly believe in that what you put out into the world will come back to you tenfold. Recently, two lovely ladies each gave me a blog award. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude and am thankful that I perhaps add a bright spot here and there to their lives.

The wonderful Julie of Keepers at Home bestowed upon me the "I (heart) your blog" award. Julie is truly inspirational as a mother of five and uses Titus 2:4-5 as her inspiration.

My second award comes from Deborah at A Cup of Joy. This is a great blog as well as it links to many giveaways, reviews books, provides recipes and wonderful doses of inspiration.

Thank you ladies. I am truly honored!


Carrie said...

Congrts on your awards!
I think the bedroom redesign is now a special retreat where the lady can find strength and healing.

A Hint of Home said...

Wonderful makeovers! The ladies will really enjoy those spaces now.
Thanks for visiting me again. It's always nice to have you.
I'm in SC. You may have thought I was in the dust storm of AZ.

quitecontrary1977 said...

Congratulations on your awards! I think I have enjoyed your redesigns as much as the recipients! Its encouraging to see that you don't have to buy thousands of dollars worth of new home items to improve your living space.

Shimmy Mom said...

The new places look so beautiful! You are so wonderful for doing that for those wonderful survivors. Congrats on your awards I know you deserve them.

Smilingsal said...

I like the makeover, especially knowing that it was for a survivor as I am one too. I had ovarian cancer discovered in 1990.

Charli and me said...

Congratulations on your awards! Beautiful make overs. I enjoyed reading your post.

Sandy Toes said...

Congrats on your awards! What a cute always feels great to change thing for rest, relaxation and peace!
-Sandy Toes

The Berry's Patch said...

The redesign is perfect! That bed looks so comfy. :-)

Mimi Sue said...

What a difference! You really do have a great eye for design. Mimi

Myrna said...

Beautiful redesigns and I love the title "Healing Havens"--
And congratulations on BOTH your awards!!

Rue said...

Good morning Laura :)

You did a beautiful job in her room and what a great cause!

Congratulations on your awards :)


Liz said...

Very nice re-do's! I loved the reading corner. Congrats on the awards. I love your blog and also think that you are a brilliant blogger! : )


Kia said...

Beautiful! What you're doing is so wonderful!!