Luxurious Living Room On A Budget

If you have upscale taste, you might think it's hard to get a high-end look on a budget. Host Karen McAloon proves it can be done in a sitting room remake that oozes elegance.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe room is kind of a snooze for all the obvious reasons: no color, no unifying style, no window treatments and no matching furniture.
Betsy Flanagan is so embarrassed by the lack of style in her living room she considered moving just to avoid dealing with it. Host Karen McAloon and the Design Remix team bring in simple design solutions to create an elegant 1920s Parisian sitting room. Distinctive paint treatments and stain finishes, Austrian-style valances and stylish fabric panels augment the new luxurious look.

Her friends joke that "thrown-together" is a compliment. Flanagan admits that her sitting room is where her family's unwanted furniture goes to die.