First, let me be clear, I do love this house. But after we bought this “gem” many things started to surface. 120 Queen St. was a rental property for years and years, with people coming and going. It seemed as though they used this house and it never had the chance to become a home. One of our neighbors told us, that during the 70’s, the house was a brothel…oh my, if the walls could talk, right? Some of the rooms seemed a bit scary and some were just fine. This particular room was one of the worst, it was dark, cramped and filthy, I affectionately called it the “Hell Room.”
There were huge cracks in the walls and ceiling, the floor was beaten up, and even nasty words were scribbled here and there. I washed away the dirt and scrubbed away the words of hate, a name and a record of assumed punishment . The walls were repaired and painted, the evidence was removed. But the feeling of unrest and unhappiness lingered. I still felt a presence of the previous inhabitants and imagined the events that lead up to the written documentation on the walls. It was depressing, for sure.
But... I always feel that when there is despair there is potential for something better. Everything deserves diginity. The room and this house has great potential and can be a good home...and is becoming a good home.
The room received a total makeover, floor to ceiling. And now we are able focus on the large light filled window that drenches the room with a new vibe. It seems as though the walls can breathe and have expanded with new life. It has become such a sweet retreat. It makes you want to curl up with a good book and eventually take a long nap. Sweet Dreams.
Room Renovation List-
Walls-Sherwin Williams - Snowbound 7004
Bedding- Ikea - Skogsalm
BedSkirt – Target Threshold
Bedside Table – Home Goods
Lamp - Home Goods
Mirror – Home Goods
Console Table – Target - Project 62
Roller Shade - Blinds To Go - Naturally Inspired/Oasis
Carpet - Dixie Home - Natural Feilds/Natural Beach (the color is very different from the website always take a look at it in the store and in your home)
WELCOME TO QUEEN ST.
I started in interior design right after I graduated college. I was drafts person for a well know designer on the Main Line (suburb of Philadelphia) ...got married, had a couple kids, always kept myself involved within the design community. Flash forward - I am back to designing interiors. It's Good to be home again!