Wine Country Living Room Makeover

A plain living room with 90s-style furnishings is updated with a rich wine country style. See what colors designer David Bromstad chooses for this dramatic living room makeover.

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A large wooden facade is installed on top of the brick, with a more substantial mantel. To give the facade an aged, worn look, color/design assistant Danielle Hirsch applies a spackle compound in a haphazard manner and then applies a semi-gloss brown paint as the base color. Next, she blends in a light coat of cream and yellow paints on top of the brown for an aged, antiqued look. A wrought iron fire screen on the hearth reinforces the antique appearance.

A great way to join two separate spaces is through a series of artwork. David paints a series of landscapes in blue tones to cool down the rich, sun-drenched color scheme throughout the rooms. One hangs in over the mantle, and another hangs in the dining area to unite the areas.

Product Information

paint: wall (10-25 Raffia Tan), accent walls (13-24 Golden Green) — Pratt and Lambert
paint: fireplace (HC-10 Stuart Gold) — Benjamin Moore
basket on mantle, sugar molds, long wooden baguette baking board, wire urn baskets — vintage pieces found at the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectables Faire
antique lamp (item #2162304) — Pier 1
black and white pony print poufs (item #60103199) — Ikea
jute bundle (item #8321960), woven natural balls (item #8768533) — West Elm
giant woven wine bottles – Earthtones
entertainment center (item #CAS205), coffee table (item #TLKR045RT), fire screen (item # IRS033) —Nadeau Imports