Before: Uninviting Living RoomJulianna and Mason have a cluttered family room/home office space filled with hand-me-down furniture that doesn't reflect their country, contemporary style. Plus, their two papasan chairs that were supposed to be temporary seating have long since worn out their welcome.
See how they minimize the office aspect of the space — while still keeping it functional — and create a place where the couple can relax in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine.
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After: Updated CountryHost Karen McAloon helps Mason and Julianna pick out four design elements for their room: the red of the exposed brick, a creamy yellow for furniture textiles, pale green for the walls and a warm wood tone. She helps them place their new sofa on an angle so it fits the space, and adds a coffee table and darker green window treatments that will be more forgiving to the couple's toddler and dog.
Paint color: Lapland — Aura by Benjamin Moore
After: Cozy Seating AreaDesign tip: Minor adjustments, such as moving large furniture away from walls, can make a huge difference in a room. Green accents and new lighting give this once barren space a cozy and inviting country feel.