Magnificent Maroon Living Room
These homeowners have a spacious living room but they need help filling the space and making it a cozy area where they can relax.
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Homeowners Rieley Scott and Greg Stewart have a living room with an unsightly entry they call "the plank." Christopher Claus is a design student who has accepted the challenge to change the plank into a positive feature plus use bold sections of color, light window treatments, custom built-in cabinets and a furniture rearrangement to make both Scott and Stewart happy.
Every time the homeowners walk in their front door, they're met with a colossal challenge: their living room. It's a huge space that lacks pizzazz and is full of antique pieces that need to fit into a contemporary design style.
The living room area has plenty of furniture, but it's not arranged to its best advantage and the lack of color makes it boring as well.
"The plank" (a tiled raised section of the floor by the door) needs to go. The homeowners hate it and it's easy for first-time visitors to fall off of it. In addition, the couple loves books and could use more storage space for them.
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