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Traditionally Hip Living Room

This living area is about to be transformed from lifeless and boring to energetic and stylish.

Timothy Brown and Danielle Richmond have a living room addition without any soul. Design student Sassy Spedoske wants to add life to this bare space and plans to paint the walls chocolate brown, accent the trim in a lighter color, install new flooring and lighting, add custom storage units plus a computer desk/chair and a decorative wall unit.

The homeowners believe in individuality and want a comfortable, inviting living room. Their bland multipurpose space isn't currently living up to those expectations as they're not happy with the lighting, flooring or a cluttered toy corner. This view shows how large this room is. Currently, this chair is blocking the flow from the other rooms so that needs to be addressed.

The homeowners are so overwhelmed with this large living room that they just can't reach any design conclusions. Making the TV look like it belongs is one of the main challenges in this room.

Chocolate walls, laminate wood flooring, an engaging furniture arrangement and the newly constructed wall unit completely change the space and the entire family loves it.

A new piece of furniture specifically designed to hold a fish tank, new lighting and a mirror plus turning the couches to face each other opens up the room where it needs to be and makes it intimate at the same time.

Centering the TV between the windows on another wall opened the room up and allowed space for a new computer desk. Punches of red throughout and lots of geometric shapes modernize the room.

Makeover Information

mirror (IKEA)
four-light wall sconce (Great Indoors)
storage ottoman (UNIFU 8005-O) (Art Van Furniture)
black task chair (Office Max)
paint (ceiling: Bermuda Sand) (Sherwin-Williams); walls (custom mix, specifics not available)

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