A cluttered space becomes a stylish, urban living room for next to nothing.
Homeowners John Monteleone and Eileen King have a long, narrow living room with little organization and a lot of clutter. Designer Karen McAloon hunts through their house to find things they already have to give them a remarkable makeover for next to nothing.
Before: The homeowners moved in a year ago; lined their furniture up against the walls and haven't done anything to this room since. They want style, but aren't willing to give up family time to get it.
After: A central seating area is defined by a painted square on the ceiling and the scattered ideas throughout the room now have a unified design and casual urban style.
paint: walls (Marblehead Gold HC-11); ceiling square (Fernwood Green 2145-40) (Benjamin Moore)
Before: The long and narrow space is cavernous, needs color and has organizational challenges while the white walls don't make it very welcoming.
After: The mismatched furniture is replaced with two simple chairs and a shelving unit mounted high on the wall offers more much-needed book storage.