Celebrating Mom

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STORY BY COURTNEY WARREN // PHOTOS BY SIERRA SUMMER

Moming is hard, y’al! right? I have such a love and passion for parents doing this selfless job of raising little humans. With this in Mind, I Wanted to find a Way to give back to the community by loving on a mom that desperately needed a Makeover!

We put out the call on social media and got so many deserving mom nominations. It was so difficult to narrow it down, yet one letter stood out.

In his nomination letter, her husband praised our recipient’s devotion to others but lamented that it left her little time for her own pursuits. She had attempted to decorate their bedroom with items she’d been given and had found at garage sales, but the project kept getting put on the back burner. Little wonder! She had been commuting more than an hour to her job as area director for a foster child agency, where she worked over 60 hours per week–and was on call 24/7!

She and her husband have fostered seven children with special needs, and are also in the adoption process! Can you spell S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D?

This busy mother of three was definitely worthy of a room makeover, he told us. Having moved far from family, she needed an oasis in her new home. When this selfless child advocate was chosen as our winning entry, we were absolutely delighted to oblige!

My goal was to take this decor from dated and tired to light and dreamy. With a serene new gray on the walls, I reserved any “distress” for the mahogany nightstands, which had been refreshed with white chalk paint by Relic + Root. Then I visually extended the lamp height with some vintage white shutters. The shutters also add some texture, as do the wood and chippy wall art and tactile fabrics

Every girl likes a little pink, but to keep it from being too feminine, I just used accents of pink and paired it with black in the pillows and rug.

Bring nature in whenever you can! Fresh or faux flowers add color and life to any room. And botanical prints are everywhere this season! You can even download them from the internet and print them out.

Have you tried this trick to give your art more size and presence? Hang it inside a larger open frame!

(in this case an old window frame from Waxahachie Architectural Salvage)! I also tied in the black with the gingham platter. Yes, you can use plates for art anywhere in the house!

The result was a room she adored and a much more lovely current space. The reveal was so much fun and she was thrilled with the outcome.

It was a delight to contribute to this local project for someone who serves families in our community! Many thanks to the businesses who contributed to make it happen! It could not have been put together without the generous local businesses in Ellis County. They gave generously to make this room happen for this deserving Mom.

Is there someone in your home that needs a lovely & peaceful place to lay your head? There are so many easy options to help you create a beautiful space. Contact me and let’s talk!

HUGE THANK YOU TO THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS:

Doves Nest

Board & Brush

Relic + Root

Multitudes

Copper Rose

Waxahachie Architectural Salvage

The Courtney Warren Home Team