Living Room Makeover: From Old to Young and Contemporary

Host Karen McAloon helps these homeowners redesign their living room into a contemporary, young design.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionJust a few simple changes help make this space fit the homeowners' young style.
The sectional sofa is broken apart and arranged for better flow in the room. A jute rug, found in the basement, is laid askew to give the space movement. An old china cabinet is cut up and remixed to make shelves, the ottoman base and even lamps.

McAloon identifies the large crane painting as, well, cheap art. So, no one objects to taking advantage of the textured canvas and painting over it. It's painted a solid red with another shade of red added for more texture. Then Patricia paints the Chinese symbol for love in the lower right-hand corner. Now this solid block of textured color reinforces the modern look and ties in with other red accents.

paint: walls (Base- 3193B04); artwork (1309 — Moroccan Red) — Benjamin Moore