Denise runs the Instagram page, Redress the Address. She recently added Nostalgic Warehouse door hardware to give her bedroom an elegant touch of vintage charm. She believes in the importance of details in a new or old space. Read on to learn more about where Denise finds inspiration for her antique-inspired home.
Please give us more details on Redress the Address. How did you develop it, and what sets it apart from the rest?
I developed Redress.the.address during the lockdown in May 2020. I had just had my second baby the month before, and, believe it or not, I was looking for a creative outlet and something to do. My husband owns a contracting company, and I started this for his clients, but I fell in love with doing it and made it my own.
Did you remodel your entire home, or was it a new build? Were there specific rooms that were more challenging than others? Why?
Our house is a new build, and we added a primary suite because we had our third baby last year and needed more room. I did not rush the process for this project and paid attention to the finest detail. I think because I wanted my vision to come to life, we really took our time with the planning.
How did you choose the hardware featured in this project? What attracted you to Nostalgic Warehouse?
My vibe for the primary suite and throughout my home is antique cottage. I knew to get that feeling, I needed to add unique details. The authentic antique feel of the Egg & Dart plates really gave it that amazing touch. The crystal knobs and the antique brass finish took it to the next level.
How long did this project take to complete?
The project took about two months to complete. My husband is a contractor, so he got on it and finished it pretty quick! Again, this time I did not rush with the details and decor, so I took my time decorating, which is still ongoing.
Did you learn any tips and tricks about door hardware along the way that you think would be beneficial for others?
Doorware can be easily forgotten. It seems as though many worry more about the door itself, but I genuinely feel it is the hardware that makes the statement. You can revamp any door with some new hardware.
What is your design style, and how do you incorporate those decorating decisions within your home?
My design style is cottage, antique, and farmhouse. I am not married to one per se, and I try to incorporate a little bit of each throughout my home to get a more cohesive feel.
Where do you find design inspiration?
I find my inspiration via Instagram and Pinterest. These platforms really are excellent when decorating and finding inspiration for really anything.
When starting a project, how do you organize and plan for it?
When I start a project, I like to make mood boards. Nothing fancy; just put some inspirational pieces onto a blank space and create a room. I did this recently with our new laundry room and for the primary suite. My upcoming projects are my son's nursery and toddler room. A mood board to help organize, guide, and visualize the look I'm going for.
Many people want to take on large remodeling projects. What are some recommendations for readers who wish to do an extensive remodel project?
My biggest advice for remodeling is to trust the process and not rush to fill the space. We all want it complete and perfect, but sometimes we have to wait to get what we want (especially as of late with backorders ), and that's ok. Wait for that ideal vanity or window you genuinely want. Have a clear and thought-out floor plan and have good communication with your builder.
What are some tips for readers who wish to make a transformation in their home?
Fall in love with something and then buy it. Don't buy to buy. I am still adding as I go this time, and I am not running to buy anything to fill this space.
Are you working on other properties or projects besides your home?
Yes! I just opened a new optometry practice. As my home reno ended, I started a new reno in my practice which I just finished and opened. It turned out excellent, thanks to my husband! Again, it has an old antique vibe to the office, and I made it totally different than my competition.
What is next?
I think I will breathe for a bit, given the new practice is very time-consuming; however, my husband and I can't sit still for too long. He would like to renovate our kitchen, but I am currently in no rush!