While other girls were busy dressing their Barbie dolls, I was rearranging the furniture in her Malibu beach bungalow for better flow. On many a car trip, I would visualize the houses I saw out the window, with updated siding and manicured landscaping. And just recently, a college friend reminded me that my dorm room closet boasted color coordinating hangers for each type of clothing - white for tops, green for pants... I've changed the colors but I still do that.
One could say that it's part of who I am. So when my situation changed and I needed to be financially independent but still be a full time mother, I made the decision to start my own business, one that played to my natural strengths. And "Bonnie Lia Interiors" was born.
The idea was simple. Help those who are overwhelmed by their possessions, find a balance and an order that they can live their lives in. All too often, I would see organizers creating immaculate spaces that their clients would have no hopes of maintaining. My focus has always been to go beyond making just beautiful spaces and work with my clients and their lifestyles, to help them purge what no longer serves them, to put in place systems that would make their lives easier, and to create a decorative livable space in the process.
Along the way, I've discovered a growing list of outsider observations, helpful household hints, and decorating demystifications. With that in mind, each month I plan to highlight one or more of these topics in this new blog "Transformational Spaces".
My hope is that this blog will not only be about the transformations that our homes go through, but ourselves as well. Our homes are where we live our lives, where we seek both relaxation and rejuvenation. It stands to reason that a home that is both lovely and well organized, is a source of positive energy that profoundly effects our lives.
And you thought organizing and decorating was just about lining up your throw pillows. ;-)