Before the makeover, this little boy’s room didn’t show his love for fishing or space at all. As part of a Dwell with Dignity makeover, designer Egypt Sherrod redecorated the space to make it more personal.
Art from AmericasMart adds the final flair to this cozy bathroom, matching the turquoise and blue from the bright master bedroom, also designed by Steve McKenzie as part of a Dwell with Dignity home design.
Before the Dwell with Dignity makeover, this room was dull and unpolished, but designer Steve McKenzie, owner of of Steve McKenzie’s in Atlanta, brought in fresh new touches to completely change the feel of the space.
For an inexpensive quick fix, Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie used two shades of gray paint to update an ugly blond 1980s cabinet. He worked with DIY blogger Dena Stormer on the project for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency that does home makeovers for families living in poverty. "Dwell with Dignity likes to reuse or refurbish anything they can, showing the families that with a little bit of work, you can transform anything," she says. "I love that idea." She removed the doors, sanded it down, taped off the inside, primed it and sprayed the doors separately from the console.
Give kids rooms they can grow with. Egypt Sherrod worked with AmericasMart to makeover the children’s rooms in this Dwell with Dignity project. She says her main goal was to create a comfortable space for the kids that reflected their personalities that they wouldn’t outgrow too quickly.
An interesting mirror really packs a punch in your decor. Even if you are in a rental and can’t completely replace your mirror, like in this Dwell with Dignity home update, adding a border like this or mirror, tile or molding can take your bathroom from plain to fabulous.
Become your own artist. The elephant artwork to the left of the bed was actually a DIY project that a coworker of Atlanta designer Steve McKenzie, owner of Steve McKenzie’s, painted. The brightly upholstered wingback chairs were McKenzie’s jumping off point for the room’s colors in this Dwell with Dignity install.
Because of limited space, rearranging wasn’t really possible when GordonDunning redesigned this room as part of a Dwell with Dignity install. With the help of DIY blogger Dena Stormer they revamped the room’s color palette with a coat of bright red paint, reusing much of the existing furniture, to give the room a fresh new look.
A chalkboard wall is a cute way to keep your kitchen stylish and fun, so Clay Snider Interiors added this when they designed this kitchen for Dwell with Dignity install. Not only can you do this with paint or with temporary chalkboard stickers, it gives you a way to constantly change up your decor. Just draw, wipe and repeat.
An upholstered headboard adds plush comfort, and bright throw pillows tie yellow and red into the bedding in this Dwell with Dignity install. Designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan of Trinity Mercantile and Design Company recommend picking pieces of furniture that go together but don’t match perfectly to get a designer look for any budget.
Because this was a rental space, designer Steve McKenzie couldn’t make any structural changes in the bathroom. Instead, he spruced up the space with a bright shower curtain from Target and a new mirror. This bathroom update was part of a Dwell with Dignity project, which works to help families who are struggling with poverty.
To give a child’s room makeover longevity, start neutral and then add color in the details and art. Egypt Sherrod decorated this room as part of a Dwell with Dignity makeover, and she started with light, airy decor and then added pink and purple accents fitting for this little girl’s room. Sherrod’s favorite part of the space is the woven light fixture.
This room was a completely blank canvas before designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan of Trinity Mercantile and Design Company worked their magic. Using cool colors with pops of red throughout the room, Turner and Wallace were able to create a welcoming space for residents of Dwell with Dignity, a organization that helps families who have struggled with homelessness and poverty.
A lamp is an offbeat and unexpected feature in a bathroom, but it can really change the feel of the space. A warm light and a pretty decoration to your counter can add pizazz without any expensive structural changes. Add a mirrored tray to spread that warm light even farther. This bathroom was redecorated by designers volunteering for Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit organization.
Go bold with color. Designer Steve McKenzie placed a circular mirror with a bright turquoise frame over an existing mirror in this bathroom as part of a Dwell with Dignity home update for families dealing with homelessness and poverty. This is a great way to draw the colors of a master bedroom into the bathroom, and can easily be installed in a rental.
When you have bold, colorful art and furniture, designers often use restraint on the frames. The frames don't need to match, either. These white and black frames in the gallery art cost less than $10 each from IKEA. This room was part of the home makeovers created by designers and DIYers through nonprofit organization Dwell with Dignity Atlanta for families transitioning from homelessness and poverty.