Redecorating on a Budget: Pre-war to Modern Eclectic

Redecorating on a Budget: Pre-war to Modern Eclectic

Aaron Able
Oct 23, 2009

The New York Times paired up photographer Andrea Sperling with interior designer Ron Marvin (a previous Small Cool winner!) to demonstrate the process of redecorating on a budget. Sperling, a single mother with an 11-year-old daughter, wanted a more grown up home now that her daughter had out grown many of her toys and the clutter that comes with young children — with a budget of $1,000 (originally) the story is a record of the highs and lows of the design process.

The article alludes to the rocky process and the difficulties of having a specific vision on a very limited budget. For some insight into the process, check the captions (above) and for the full story, see The New York Times package: On the Cheap | Redecorating Isn't Always Pretty. There is also a budget breakdown and interactive audio feature.

Image: ©2009 Fred R. Conrad/Ruby Washington/The New York Times

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