When You Don’t Know Where to Start in a Space

When You Don’t Know Where to Start in a Space

March 11, 2018 0 By Marta

For years I collected pretty things (mostly bargain bought) and set them around, but ignored how our family truly used our home and how I needed our home to serve us both in form and function.

When a room felt off or unfinished, I’d put a band-aid on in the shape of a new $20 disposable pillow. You know, the kind that you have to beg your family not to actually use because it would be flat within a week?

I employed tons of temporary fixes that helped divert attention for a moment, but two years and 15 cheap pillows later, I’d still be living in a home where the rooms felt unfinished, and I’d spent $300 on pillows and trinkets that should have gone towards a new rug.

I was sabotaging myself because I didn’t know where to start. And I didn’t feel confident on where to invest the limited home budget we had. My husband encouraged me to make our house into a comfy, pretty home, but I felt lost and overwhelmed when it came to actually making real decisions.


Over time, with much trial and error, wrong paint colors and returning of rugs, I learned exactly how to approach every space in my house using just the right amount of the kinds of furniture and accessories that fit my style.

I finally fell in love with my home.

Then I created a course and led others through the same process–thousands of you have fallen in love with your home because you have taken the Cozy Minimalist Design class, and enrollment is now open for the next week!


Moving 14 times in 20 years of marriage was both a blessing and a curse.

One of the good things that came out of moving so often, was that I stumbled onto a formula for setting up house quickly, creating rooms that worked for us in whatever stage of life we were in, incorporating mostly things we already had and taking note on what we truly needed to purchase to make the new place work.

In the four-week Cozy Minimalist Decorating Course I walk you though every step you need to take, in the correct order (soooo important) to complete a room-from start to finish in your home. It’s a simple process that you’ll be able to apply to every room of your house!


Are you ready to join us and finally get your home looking the way you’ve always dreamed?

We are opening the doors to the Cozy Minimalist Design Class for the next week only. This is only the second time this year I’m opening this course, we won’t be doing this again until 2017.

You’ll have unlimited access to the four one hour video sessions, where I talk you though the process and share hundreds of motivating, teaching slides. The course is designed to last four weeks–but you could cover everything in four days if you are crazy motivated, it’s totally up to you.


You’ll choose one room of your house to focus on, and by the end of the course, you’ll have a room you can be proud of. People will notice, your family will comment on the wonderful changes, and you’ll have new confidence to turn every room in your house into a room you adore.

I’ll talk you though every step of process, where to start, how to make design decisions and in what order, how to work in things you already have, choosing focal points, signature pieces, drapes, furniture placement, rugs, wall art, paint and so much more.

Whether you are renting, owning, moving in a year, or if you have lived in your home forever, this course is for you. You’ll finally be confident of the changes you need to make the best decisions for your home, in your particular season with your family’s needs in mind.

And, as a HUGE bonus, everyone who enrolls in the Cozy Minimalist Decorating course is invited to join a private facebook page where you can share progress of the room you are working on, be encouraged and ask questions! This is the BEST part! (insert too many dancing emojis here)


I’ll be doing a weekly facebook live video in our private facebook page where I’ll answer questions and offer lots of encouragement too.

This is pretty much my favorite thing ever. Normally, this is an upgrade but this time, we are opening it up to everyone in the course–and guess what, if you’ve taken the course in the past but never joined the facebook group, look for an email from us in the next few days to invite you to join us.


Let’s create the home you’ve always wanted, starting with what you already have.

It’s time to get Cozy.

And don’t be afraid that it’s called Cozy Minimalist. It’s just the responsible way to get whatever style it is that you are after–isn’t it better to use just the right amount of stuff–not too much, not too little, no counting possessions here!


just some of the topics we cover in the course

This is not a course on how to make your house look like mine, it’s how to make your house look the way you’ve always dreamed YOURS would look. Amen.

  • If your space has felt “off” but you can’t figure out what’s wrong…
  • If you are constantly taking quizzes on how to “find your style” but still unsure of how you want your home to look…
  • If you can’t decide where to start when it comes to decorating a room…
  • If you have a decorating budget, but it feels terrifying to make that first decision…
  • If you have close to no budget but you want to do better with what you have…
  • If you are constantly making excuses and apologizing for your home…
  • If you need guidance on furniture placement, rug sizes, coordinating patterns, where to put the TV, focal points, where to buy and how to hang drapes, how, where and why to hang wall art that makes sense, and simply how to turn a frustrating space into a space you can finally truly love…
  • If you just want to get your home looking the way you want it so you can stop thinking about it already, come on over, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

I’ll see you there!