Staid living space turns into a modern sitting room.
Twenty-four-year-old Julie Omole is a go-getter whose first place in Philadelphia isn't nearly as hip as she is. Designer Betty Kim has an idea to turn Julie's staid living area into a modern sitting room.
Designer Betty Kim, host Jill Cordes and Julie's big sister, Eunice, pulled off this transformation by painting, sewing and using power tools and even dance to create a happening makeover. Gold paint and colorful accent pieces breathe much-needed life into the space. Julie and Eunice cut and put up molding around the fireplace mirror, which creates the illusion of a larger space, and the wall sconces on each side provide a warm glow.
This angle shows the vast blank wall opposite the fireplace as well as the large window that allows in wonderful natural lighting.
The freshly painted wall is now accented by a colorful painting, and the large window is now adorned with homemade curtains.