When Dee Frazier and her team design for retirees, they love taking a trip down memory lane with them. Projects that involve helping retirees downsize and prepare to do lots of entertaining in retirement area are a favorite of Dee, Lori and the rest of the DFI design team. Not knowing what to keep and how to transition beloved keepsakes into a smaller space, Mrs. Jones, called DFI.
Updating and repurposing of treasured heirlooms and other furnishings was a theme in the design DFI produced for Mrs. Jones. Reupholstered comfy reclining chairs are now favorites for kicking back and relaxing. Her mother’s sewing machine doubles as a console in the living room, and repurposing the carved antique chest with a new marble top below art from a local artist made it a natural fit in the entryway. The grandfather clock in the dining room not only chimes to announce the dinner hour, it takes Mrs. Jones back in time. Dark dining chairs have been replaced with light upholstered pieces that are not only more comfortable, but also make the space feel bigger. Confident in their relationship and knowing Mrs. Jones, Dee selected a clean-lined white carved front Italian buffet with a repurposed gold carved mirror for the dining room. It was initially a stretch for Mrs. Jones, aesthetically speaking. But, now the space is a house favorite Mrs. Jones also loves the soft white linen window treatments with cool blue banding and functioning white plantation shutters that add brightness yet give her much-desired privacy.