Home Upgrade: Designer Riche Holmes Grant Helps a Family DIY Their 'Clutter Room' Into a Bright, Organized Space
Do you have a room in your home that doesn't quite work for you? That was the dilemma that faced the Guarneri family of Southern California and their not-quite-right family room, which they deemed the "clutter room."
They turned to designer Riche Holmes Grant for some solutions for taming the toy clutter and turning the family room into a space that works for both parents and kids—and will grow with the kids in the future.
Holmes Grant opted to create designated spaces for different activities—a colorful reading nook with cute poufs where the kids can sit and enjoy a good read, and a more adult area, where Joyce and her husband could unwind on the sectional. With a simple desk, shelving, and peel-and-stick wallpaper, Holmes Grant transformed a closet into a functional (and fun!) mini office, homework, and craft spot.
To hide the toys, Holmes Grant suggested using a system of baskets and crates to maintain a more streamlined and relaxing look for the space. And as a finishing touch, she created a black-and-white photo wall of family photos as a highlight of the adult space.
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