I began a family room/kitchen redesign journey by removing a wall that separated the two rooms. I had been living in my home for seven years at the time and realized an open concept floor plan was exactly what my family was ready for; especially since this was where the bulk of our time was spent. CHALLENGE: The project felt daunting to me for a few reasons; (1) I owned several large traditional pieces of furniture that passed down thru a few generations which needed to remain intact, (2) I struggled to visualize exactly how I could separate a living room and kitchen in an open concept floor plan and (3) my style had changed—I was eager to lighten and brighten the decor with function in mind. SOLUTION: Johanna Miller Designs. In steps, Johanna with creativity abounds and a “can do” attitude that is irresistible provided in-home design consultation to initiate the process where we created a design plan. Johanna then developed a furniture layout plan with our unique furnishings customized just for us- finally a place for that family upright piano! Once we had a vision in place; we discussed budget and timing and moved right into the design phase. Johanna’s use of Pinterest was incredibly helpful for this portion of the project; it provided a common space for each of us to share ideas and products. Johanna also re-purposed several items which made me very happy! She hung pictures, moved furniture, installed curtains, customized pillows/bench cushions, and recommended paint colors. Johanna Miller Designs offers a full range of services that you can customize to meet your individual needs. We likely tapped into most of them for this project!! Johanna is incredibly experienced, talented, organized, and amazing to work with(there were many laughs along the way!) My entire family is thrilled with the outcome of our new living space; it is functional and aesthetically pleasing thanks to Johanna!!! All of my home design projects now start with Johanna!

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