Monday, April 19, 2010


Today I am going to give you the answers to the Redesign quiz that we had on this lovely Living Room!


BEFORE

AFTER
The first thing we did was create a more balanced feel to the room by moving the furniture so that weight was evenly distributed throughout the space. 

So... BALANCE to the room.


BEFORE

AFTER
See how we were able to take a few things away and it feels more evenly weighted.


We added tables.  TABLES allow you a space to accessorize.


We created more of a FOCAL POINT.  A fireplace is a natural focal point in a room.  If you can emphasize it more with a few interesting accessories it is a place that your eye is drawn to.  The little gold couch is a very special piece and quite unique.  The mirror that we placed above the fireplace is the right scale for the wall and it creates more light and movement to the room.

LIGHTING.
We turned on the lamp!  See how it really warmed up the space.  It creates a warm and inviting feel to the room.


We brought in a few NATURAL ELEMENTS.  The Green plant and ...


The BASKET of PINECONES.  Also notice the wicker baskets under the couch in the previous photo and the basket with the pinecones.  This adds a nice TEXTURE to the room.


We brought in this little cabinet.  It was a perfect piece to use for accessories and add some personality and the color works great.


See how we chose just a FEW items to place on the inside.  This makes it more pleasing to look at and highlights what is there.


In this BEFORE photo you can see that the little cabinet was at the end of the hall.


It is always fun to add  a little wimsy to your room. This little frog prince reading on a stack of books was just FUN!


BEFORE


AFTER

YOU can really feel the difference!  And this was done using just what she had in her home already.
You can really see her style can't you.

We all have a certain style --- if you look around your home you will see there are some things in common.
Whether it is colors or shapes, you will notice when you shop you are drawn to certain kinds of items.

So as you follow these simple little design tips that I shared with you today you will be able to transform a space in your own home --- HOW FUN!

I am joining Susan today at Between Naps on the Porch for some fun BEFORE and AFTERS.

6 Comments:

  1. scribbler-unfocused said...
    What an interesting collection of furniture! You have done an amazing job of pulling it together.

    Scribbler
    My Slice of Heaven said...
    Very pretty transformation! Does your puppy still sun in your newly decorated room?
    ImagineCozy said...
    I am not sure if he does or not. This was a home of a client --- but my guess is that he is still the sunbather!
    -Angela
    chanystore said...
    Beautiful job, your house was beautiful, beauty is warm, because the transmitted colors, combined so well, congratulations, Chany
    Rosie@Journey to Charm said...
    Thank you for sharing this post. I've always been frustrated with my kitchen cabinet tops. Seeing this will help me out a lot.
    Lindy said...
    I really like what you did with the white cabinet. It looks so much better with less. Love the white flower hanging over the top. Great job as always!

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