Monday, November 1, 2010

Living Room Redo

This Living Room received a Sophisticated Upgrade---
and all with what the homeowner had already!


BEFORE

AFTER
What made the difference?
We just moved the furniture on an angle,
 added an armchair that was in storage down in the basement,
and added an area rug, that was rolled up in the garage!
See how the placement of the pillows
creates a more sophisticated feel.


BEFORE

AFTER
See how inviting this space is now. 
You really want to sit down and visit.
The area rug anchors the furniture
and really helps to create a nice conversation area.


The piano wall BEFORE

AFTER
It was such a high wall that we needed to add some height to the top of the piano.
This made the scale of the wall not feel so large.


BEFORE

AFTER
What do you see that makes such a difference between these two shots?

Notice how the AFTER FEELS so much Calmer.
See how the size of the armoire fits the space
 between the two windows better,
 and because it has doors, it can close up the visual clutter
 of movies and books.

Amazing isn't it!

The wicker baskets under the table add some texture to the space.




There are touches of green, white and brown throughout the room. 
Using these colors around the room, ties it all together.


The votive candles on the table add some visual life to the room.
The fabric runner softens the tabletop.




What a difference!

See if you can take some of these simple tips
and make your own space more Cozy!

7 Comments:

  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...
    What a beautiful transformation. The furniture on an angle seems to open the space up so much better and the armoire made a HUGE difference. Love it all. Hugs, Marty
    Shala said...
    Angela,
    Thank you so much. This transformation makes a huge difference in how I feel in that room everyday. I can't tell you how much I appreciated it!
    ImagineCozy said...
    Shala, you are so welcome! I love making people's lives feel better--- and all with thier own STUFF!
    -Angela
    Terry said...
    I love how you really changed the feel of this room! Very homey and yet lots of room! You're very talented!
    Fred and Sheila said...
    Shala, thanks for inviting me to see your improved living room! It looks so good!
    Angela, you have a real talent! Grandma Stewart
    lindagee said...
    Angela, You do such wonderful work. I just love the "before and afters." I recognized a few of the makeover homes and am amazed at the improvements in each one. The best part of it all is that you do all this with items found around the house of the owner. I am having fun using some of your ideas in my home. Thanks, Linda
    lindagee said...
    Angela, You do such wonderful work. I just love the "before and afters." I recognized a few of the makeover homes and am amazed at the improvements in each one. The best part of it all is that you do all this with items found around the house of the owner. I am having fun using some of your ideas in my home. Thanks, Linda

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