We don’t see dedicated music rooms too often, and it’s even more rare for us to see a music room like this one. Our latest listing, 9241 Evanston, a three-bedroom in Greenwood, benefited from the well-practiced handiwork of professional home organizer Lisa Holtby.
The owners brought in Lisa to revamp their home. She took a bare, claustrophobia-inducing basement that had the potential to be something special, but couldn’t get there on its own. Lisa applied her S-P-A-C-E principle, infused the room with her taste and creativity, and transformed the room into a sanctuary.
Lisa Holtby’s S-P-A-C-E Principle
Sort: Empty out the project space and quickly divide items into categories. (Pants with pants, shirts with shirts, etc.)
Pare down: Consider each item, and decide to keep, relocate, donate, recycle, shred, or toss it.
Assign: Designate a specific place for each category of items kept.
Contain: Choose how to display or store items.
Establish: Set up organizing systems and routines that intuitively make sense to you, so that you can easily maintain order.
The music room doesn’t try to do too much. It just works. In a moment, you can pick out whatever vinyl record you want (the owner’s library is impressive) or find whatever instrument you want, no rummaging required. And then you can simply enjoy. It’s a space that feels exciting, but not overwhelming. Peaceful, but not boring. Organized, but not stifled.
If you want to experience the music room “in-person”—yet from the security of your own home—you can! We have a virtual 3-D tour of the entire home available here.
We’ve been partnering with Lisa Holtby this past month to produce a video series about home organizing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes are our worlds—and we want to help you make your self-isolation world a place where you’re comfortable, relaxed, and fully yourself.
We’re also holding a livestreamed home organizing workshop on May 2 with Lisa Holtby. Tune in to hear her best tips and her answers to all your home-organizing questions.
- When: May 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Where: Livestream (Facebook Live)
- Cost: Free! It’s on us!