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Family Matters

An interior designer renovates for her changing family

Nestled amidst the idyllic charm of Roswell, CR Design Services stands as a testament to the transformative power of design. This boutique interior design firm, led by Pamela Livingston-Hardy, has been shaping spaces and lives for decades. But the journey to Roswell was no ordinary one; it was a heartfelt reunion, a quest to create a haven for a family and a story of evolution.

Pamela spent 26 years crafting her legacy in Birmingham, Michigan, under the banner of Creative Renovations. Specializing in specialty bathroom and kitchen remodeling, home additions, garages, and basements, her expertise was well-regarded. However, life had a new chapter in store for Pamela and her husband Roland.


Following in the footsteps of her son, Michael, who had already ventured to Georgia, Pamela decided it was time to unite the family once more. The task at hand was both a logistical and creative challenge. The Livingstons-Hardy family embarked on a year-long search for the perfect house in Roswell, a canvas that Pamela could infuse with her design brilliance.

The genesis of this multi-generational renovation was to craft a first-floor master suite that transcended the ordinary. It wasn't just about a bedroom; it was about crafting an entire living space where comfort and style intertwined. With Michael opting for the second-floor master suite, the stage was set for a harmonious family living arrangement.

Step into the first-floor master suite through the elegant French doors, and you are greeted by a symphony of design. Pamela's artistic strategy is unveiled, where accent colors grace only one wall, typically the one behind the bed, drawing your gaze toward the centerpiece—the bed itself.

But it's the details that elevate this space to the extraordinary. Tiles, meticulously selected, weave a black-and-white theme into the bathroom. Textured white tiles grace the shower walls, while white penny tiles adorn the ceiling. Black octagon tiles dance on the shower floor and the wall behind the vanity mirrors. Pamela, who cherishes the art of bathing, handpicked a freestanding tub that crowns this wet room.

For moments of reprieve and relaxation, a private sitting room awaits, adorned with ample windows that invite natural light to caress the room. It's a serene sanctuary for watching TV or getting lost in a good book.

As Pamela emphatically states, "In all of my designs, the lighting components are so important." Here, her deft touch with light fixtures transcends each room, conjuring unique atmospheres and moods throughout the house. It's a testament to her unwavering commitment to the art of design.

For Pamela, family has always been at the heart of everything. Relocating to Georgia was a seismic shift, but the precious moments shared with her son, Michael, have made it all worthwhile. The Livingstons-Hardy family has embraced the wonders of Roswell, discovering the culinary delights of 1920 for dinner and indulging in the delectable offerings of The Pie Hole for dessert. And, of course, there's the ACE Pickleball Club, a place for making new friends.

CR Design Services is more than just an award-winning design firm; it's a sanctuary of style and taste, where each space is a canvas reflecting the essence of its occupants. Pamela Livingston-Hardy's journey has evolved, just as her designs have, into a symphony of family, style, and innovation.

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For Pamela, family has always been at the heart of everything. Relocating to Georgia was a seismic shift, but the precious moments shared with her son, Michael, have made it all worthwhile. T