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Claudia Jacobs – Redecorate With Redesign

Mar 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Redecorate with Redesign

If you find yourself looking around the house and not enjoying the view, get busy and redecorate. Before you start complaining that you can’t afford it, I am here to tell you that you can. Keep an open mind, come up with a plan and you can make some changes without spending anything or just a little bit.

On the home page of my website,, I have the following quote:  “Happiness…not another place but this place…not for another hour but this hour” ~Walt Whitman.

Interior redesign is decorating using what you already own. It makes the best of what you got now and even utilizes what you forgot you had. Instead of buying all new items, you keep your stuff out of the landfills, which makes it a green approach to decorating.

By shopping in your own home, you may just fall back in love with pieces you disconnected with over time. Sometimes rearranging, repurposing and editing are all you really need.  If you need a few new pieces, it is still less expensive than buying everything new.

It is best to redesign one room at a time but first you need to give your house a walk through. Pretend it’s not your house. Take a photo of each room from different angles. These are your before photos. We are all used to things the way they are. Photos will actually allow you to see what is actually going on in each room. It can be a real eye opener.

Take a peek of what is in your closets, basement, attic, and storage area. When I do a redesign for a client, I am amazed of all the forgotten hidden treasures I discover. One woman was moved to tears when I incorporated her mother’s chair and grandmother’s wicker table in her redesigned living room.

I want you to fall back in love with your home. We all deserve that, whether you think you can afford it or not.

Save these dates:

Fall Back In Love With Your Home.

Saturday, April 6th 9:30-12

Claudia Jacobs Designs will be hosting a free presentation and mini home show with tips on how to update and fall back in love with your home on any budget. From quick fix updating to remodeling. Great information for homeowners whether you are staying, selling or moving.

Builders Association of the Hudson Valley
1161 Little Britain Road, New Windsor, NY  567-6600 or 294-8993


Introduction to Home Staging

Wednesday, April 17 & 24 10am-1pm

SUNY/Ulster Continuing Education
One Development Court, Kingston, NY or call 845-339-2025

Have a decorating question? Send it to Claudia.

Claudia Jacobs DesignsClaudia Jacobs is a decorator, professional stager, columnist, mom, friend & not in that order. Living life with joy & owner of Claudia Jacobs Designs in Goshen, NY. Voted 2011 RESA Professional Stager of the Year in the Northeast. Claudia can be seen each Tuesday on Hudson Valley Insider. Visit or call 845-294-8993. Send questions and photos to Follow her on Facebook & Twitter.


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