Traditionally Elegant Living Room

From old and cluttered to traditionally elegant: A living room gets a makeover.

  • The homeowners admit that anything that doesn't belong in a bedroom or the kitchen ends up in their living/dining room.
  • McAloon uses the larger antique furniture to divide the room into two distinct areas and to create a 'hallway' feel between the spaces.
  • There are too many piles covering the design potential in this space.
  • A vertical strip of accent fabric on the curtains and the long panel of fabric hung between the spaces give the room a sense of height.
  • To replace a light fixture on a budget, consider covering it.
  • A thin, even coat of darker toned gel stain gives the mantel the same wood tone as the furnishings.
  • Now the alcove has added storage and dimension. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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