'30s-Style Cottage Living Room Gets Much-Needed Update

Host Kenneth Brown creates a hip, contemporary space for entertaining and relaxing.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBill and Michael's living room has been transformed from an outdated time capsule to a hip, contemporary space for entertaining and relaxing. By combining traditional furniture pieces with contemporary accents, Kenneth was able to give the homeowners comfort and function with just a bit of edginess.
Before: Needs Some Serious Updating
Bill and Michael bought their cottage-style house from the couple who built it in the 1930s. While they love the home's history, their living and dining rooms are in need of some serious updating. They'd like a contemporary feel, but want a design that is timeless and classic. Their top priority is uncovering the original hardwood floors, removing the outdated built-ins and giving the fireplace a facelift. Ultimately they'd love to have two comfortable rooms where they can relax and entertain.

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