Great Room Update
This living dining area is colorless, uncomfortable and in need of a transformation.
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Less than a year ago Laura Kramer purchased her first home, a two-story contemporary townhouse close to work. Now some of the very things that attracted her to the unit originally — like the bright, open living space — are things that she would like to have updated to make the space even better.
After careful consideration, Kramer decides to go with the design concept of Nan Werley and Jennifer McDowell, who hope to emphasize casual comfort by adding color and class to the room through the use of paint, window treatments and the tiled entry and by downsizing the existing furniture to create more flow and open space.
Before the makeover this dining and living area was colorless and uncomfortable. Now with a touch of color and some simple rearranging the space is all that Laura hoped it would be — comfortable and inviting.
custom English arm sofas, wood framed ottoman - Four Seasons/Dunhill
fireplace mantel and surround (Montigo IV, Sandy Stone Finish, color #201) - Decocal Inc.
fabric for sofa (20115-1), ottoman (Milan 30), draperies (8681 COLORS 101 and 1611) - Kravet
drapery hardware (Provence Color: Black Iron) - Robert Allen-Beacon Hill
limestone (Jerusalem Stone) - Walker Zanger
black dining chairs (243-81-61 Cottage Revival) - Stanley West Coast
wall paint (Providence Olive #HC98) - Benjamin Moore
mirrors - Pottery Barn
Host Kenneth Brown creates a hip, contemporary space for entertaining and relaxing.(8 photos)
Host Joan Steffend and designer Nadia Remirez bring color and style to a young woman’s cluttered apartment.