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Metropolitan Lounge

Host Brooke Channon and the design team work together to re-create the look of a metropolitan lounge designed by Wendy Machen-Won.

Host Brooke Channon and the design team work together to re-create the look of a metropolitan lounge designed by Wendy Machen-Won. Machen-Won’s design features a room anchored by an orange Mojave Ultrasuede sofa, dark wood pieces and hints of Asian design.

Makeover Room, before

Transforming the Makeover Room:

The design team transformed an abandoned living room into a sophisticated lounge with the following steps:

  • The transformation began by adding a cool green tone (Benjamin Moore: Celery) to the walls. The design team recreated the Cabrera Ceramic platter by hand-painting a ceramic plate in a similar pattern. Design team member Pete Jordan and the homeowner built a castle etched mirror frame to simulate the look of the designer castle etched mirror found in the inspiration room. Green and cream sheer panels were used to add to the room’s warm color palette. A tea-dyed rug replica was the perfect replacement for the hand woven Pakistani rug found in the inspiration room.

Inspiration Room, $36,590

  • A copper toned passion suede sofa with a cherry wood finish replaced the designer down filled microsuede sofa found the inspiration room. The sofa was dressed with taupe pillows and outfitted with decorative tassels. A red orchid was placed in the room to add a splash of vibrant color. A Formosa display unit with a java finish was used to simulate the look of the designer mahogany étagère from the inspiration room.

  • A three shelf console table replaced the designer to sofa back étagère, which added both interest and functionality to the room. The console table was topped with a handmade ceramic platter and an Asian styled wooden statue. The seating area was completed with a mid-century style wood frame chair, replacing the designer Double X back chair from the inspiration room.

  • The design was completed with a Markor coffee table adorned with books from the homeowners’ collection and a plant.

  • Product Information

    paint - Benjamin Moore
    console table - Bombay
    Asian statue - Cost Plus
    castle-etched mirror frame materials, moss - Home Depot
    dark brown wicker box, wicker basket - Home Depot Expo
    red pot, ivy plants, palm tree, coffee table - IKEA
    taupe pillows, multi-colored pillows - Pier 1 Imports
    wooden bowl, white ceramic bowl, metal plant container - Ross
    bamboo stool, green plate, draperies, drapery hardware - Target
    cream colored pillow - TJ Maxx
    red and green ceramic plate - Laurel Street Arts

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