Classic Comfort Living and Dining Room

See how designer Angelo Surmelis and his team tackle this combo-room challenge in just one day.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionSimilar tones are painted on the walls and ceiling to make the room appear larger.
Classic comfort is a style that embodies timeless design touches with large doses of comfort and practicality. The 24 Hour Design team accomplishes this look by painting the walls in warm, earth tones to highlight the existing wainscoting and molding.

A new seating area is created with stylish, sensible furnishings to suit the family's needs. The couch is reconfigured to help separate the living and dining room. To give it a new look, it is recovered with a store-bought slipcover, and striped covers are sewn for the back cushions. Two new Mission-style chairs are placed opposite the couch. To complete the seating area, the team builds a custom-made coffee table. Dentil molding is used on the table to match the fireplace. The table is then finished in dark stain to coordinate with the other pieces in the room. A storage unit with cubbies for toys and books is tucked in the corner, next to the fireplace.

Makeover products

paint: Lowe's — Valspar Raffia
chairs: Target — Mission faux leather
shelves: Ikea — Lack
storage unit: Ikea — Expedit
frames: Ikea — Ribba
curtains: Ikea — Lenda