Artist's Studio

Host Joan Steffend and designer Guy Banks lighten up a dining and living room with a neutral palette and a contemporary style.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe new color on the walls and a white border around the windows do a lot to lighten this space.
The wall area above and below each window is painted white to create a column effect that frames out the homeowner's artwork. Eight 2' x 4' shag rugs are whipstitched together on the back to create one large area rug for the dining room. The new chairs were found at a thrift-store and refurbished with paint and new seat covers to make a complete dining set with the homeowner's existing table. A paper globe lantern is hung over the dining table to help define it as the focal point and a custom shelf is created to hold the homeowner's glass art pieces.

Makeover Information
$32 - Lantern
$12 - Fireplace Update
$38 - Paint
$44 - Tables
$169 - Dining Room Rug
$45 - Chairs
$74 - Display Shelf
$23 - Candles
$13 - Mantel Art
$6 - Clip Light
$15 - Lamps
$7 - Easel
$4 - Ottoman/Cushion

$496 - Total Cost