After overcoming adversity, mom of dual wins engineer makeover in her St. Paul rental
November 4, 2017 - table lamp
The challenge: Roshee Cryer-Greene had recently moved, with her dual immature sons and her wife, into an old, normal residence in St. Paul. Their dining room was unclothed of furniture, and a family quite indispensable a list and chairs for eating meals.
The designer: Stefani Ellenbecker, editorial executive of Wit Delight, a renouned St. Paul-based lifestyle blog, witanddelight.com
The behind story: Cryer-Greene won a giveaway makeover after overcoming poignant hurdles in her life. She grew adult with a mom who battled addiction, and by a time Cryer-Greene was 19, she had dual children herself and was in an violent relationship. Determined to emanate a improved life for herself and her boys, she left a relationship, and finished adult relocating in and out of several shelters. “I only wanted a home,” she said. She eventually finished a module by Project for Pride in Living, saved income to lease a house, and finally achieved self-sufficiency.
Cryer-Greene, who volunteers and does fundraising for Still Kickin’ and other nonprofits, had been awarded a favourite of a month award, for her success during improving her life, and her efforts to assistance others in formidable situations do a same. “Just since you’re down and out, there’s still wish for you,” she said.
Design assistance needed: The family’s dull dining room had lots of potential. “It’s unequivocally atmospheric and has a lot of healthy light,” pronounced Cryer-Greene. But she didn’t have furniture, and lacked certainty in her ability to emanate an appealing, native space there. “I’m terrible during decorating.”
Ellenbecker visited Cryer-Greene during home to magnitude a space and speak about her family’s needs for a dining room. At first, all Cryer-Greene wanted was a list and chairs so a family could all eat together. But Ellenbecker talked her into usurpation a few some-more pieces, and together they shopped Article’s website. “Picking out equipment was unequivocally fun for me and Roshee,” pronounced Ellenbecker.
They chose a neat midcentury modern-inspired dining set of walnut-hued wood, upholstered in colourless gray, with 6 chairs, so a family of 4 can also chair guests. “It’s an comparison normal home, though a chair is some-more modern,” pronounced Ellenbecker.
Cryer-Greene is an zealous reader, so they comparison a bookcase with open shelving. “One thing we unequivocally wanted was a bookshelf. we have a ton of books,” she said. A light-blue rug, a tiny contemporary-style stable and a building flare finished a look. Ellenbecker also organised Cryer-Greene’s family photos, plants and a few pieces of artwork, and even styled a tabletop. “It was fun to see a transformation,” pronounced Ellenbecker.
The result: When Cryer-Greene’s boys came home from a park and saw a finished dining room, they were amazed, Ellenbecker said. “They asked, ‘Is this room going to stay like this?’ ” Cryer-Greene also delights in their new dining room. “It looks pulled-together. It adds a lot,” she said. The family now cooking all their dishes there, and also enjoys diversion nights during a table. “My boys adore it,” pronounced Cryer-Greene of their new space. “It’s home.”