Modern Yet Retro Living Room

Karen McAloon helps coordinate the homeowners' old stuff and hand-me-downs into a stylishly modern living room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionGray walls, a white ceiling and black paint around the windows and picture rail create clean, modern lines in the room.
Since the house is old and the walls and ceiling have many imperfections, paint expert Danielle Hirsch chooses a flat paint that hides surface flaws. The result is a distinct backdrop that showcases remixed and newly introduced "found" components. The room still has Susan and Scheffer's character, but now it's organized in a way that makes sense.

paint: walls (25-22, Pewter) — Pratt & Lambert
paint: ceiling (Decorator's White), trim (Black) — Benjamin Moore