Port Orange – Downsizing and Designing

Downsizing is never easy. This client moved from 1,900 square feet to a space with less than 500 square feet. Foxy Interiors was contacted to turn their new space into “home”: a warm, cozy comfortable space. Although the new space contained all the basic essentials, it was devoid of light, color, and accessories.

When dealing with the elderly, special considerations must be given to their needs. There are spatial needs to accommodate their walking implements, no exposed sharp corners, no additional carpeting to get hung up in, no cords to trip on.  Foxy Interiors’ top priority in their approach to work is taking the client needs and likes into consideration. Additionally, when downsizing you want to incorporate as many familiar items as possible; this brings comfort in the new space.

For this re-design Foxy Interiors:

Added egg and dart chair rail in both the kitchenette and living room.
Painted above the chair rail Sherwin Williams 6322 Intimate White; below the chair rail Sherwin Williams 6324 Mellow Coral.
Changed the light fixture in the dinette area.
Created custom open cabinetry in the bathroom; all edges were rounded to eliminate sharp corners.
Created and installed three corner shelves at the side of the sink in bathroom freeing up counter top space.
Wall mounted two TVs freeing valuable table top space.
Added an accent wall in the bedroom in Sherwin Williams 6212 Quietude.

Wallpapered the back wall of the bookcase.

a focal point on the bedroom wall by the addition of two horizontal frames
above the headboards.

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Marie Fox

Marie has completed coursework in the Interior Design Program at Seminole State College. With her ISRP (International Staging and Redesign Professional) certification, Marie understands what motivates a buyer when searching for a home. Contact Marie at (407) 314-5076.
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