Euro Living and Dining Room

Host Joan Steffend and designer Barbara Sculati give a bland, white living and dining area an update that blends shappy-chic charm and Old-World richness.

Before: White Walls and Paper Shades

Homeowners Victor and Melinda Amerigo aren’t really into entertaining. They want their house to be for living in — not for looking at. But, they do think they could do a little better than the white walls and paper shades on the windows they currently have in their living and dining areas. Style is an issue for the couple. Victor leans toward heavier European decor, while Melinda prefers a lighter shabby-chic look.

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