Nonfunctional Family Room
Scott and Rachel Mahler have a multifunctional living space in need of a design makeover. Can the design team create a new space with $1,000?
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Scott and Rachel Mahler have a multifunctional living space in need of a design makeover. The furniture arrangement isn't working and the lack of color and style are uninspiring. They're hoping the design team can create a casual, elegant look that's comfortable for the entire family.
Lee Snijders meets with the Mahlers to discuss the issues at hand, which include the furniture arrangement, lack of adequate lighting and mishmash of framed photos on the one long wall. Snijders then meets with Summer Baltzer and Charles Burbridge to come up with a clear design plan and they decide on an inviting French country style for the space.
To transform the room, they'll rearrange the furniture, paint the walls a warm color, bring in additional lighting, create child-size furniture for the two children and organize the many framed photos for a more coordinated wall display. The homeowners' Mission-style entertainment center and wood blinds are a plus and will be worked into the design.
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