Family Room Fix-Up

A dull living and dining room are given a classic traditional makeover to highlight architectural details and provide good flow.

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Classic, traditional style combines warm colors and timeless pieces of furniture. The inspiration for the design comes from the molding, shutters and the country-style antique tables. To make the molding and wainscoting stand out, the walls are painted in a faded lime-wash green. The lime wash is applied to the wall, starting on top, using a cross-hatch method to bring in dimension. As the design team works down the wall, they add more lime wash to make the color at the bottom darker, giving it a fade effect.

The large-scale sofas are replaced with a smaller sofa and two side chairs. They still provide ample seating, yet make the room look less cluttered. The TV is moved to the opposite wall, this way it is not blocking the window and provides better flow into the dining room. The homeowners’s art collection is grouped together to create a focal point with more visual impact.

Makeover Information
lime wash tint: Portola
paint: Lowe’s - Valspar's Bay Bronze
sofa: World Market - Madison
dining chairs: World Market - Taylor
striped side chairs: World Market - Vidya
TV stand: Pier 1 - Kobe Modular
rug: World Market - Panama Sisal Rug
ceiling fan: Lowe’s - Harbor Breeze Yorkshire
floor lamp: Target - Trio