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Living Room Redesign: From Cluttered to Casual Urban Style

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

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

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

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.

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