An Elegant, Balanced Living Room Design

Designer Kristen Pawlak creates the right scale and color palette for a challenging living room space.

  • Before Shot of Family Room Redesign by Kristen Paw

    Before: Dark and Dreary

    The dark color choices and oversized furniture made the living room seem small and dreary before.

  • Gray Transitional Living Room With Grand White Fir

    After: Vibrant and Balanced

    A lighter color palette and properly scaled furniture creates a space that feels more balanced and welcoming.

  • Gray Transitional Living Room With Soft Yellow Cur

    Extra-Long Entertainment Center

    An extra-long entertainment center balances the length of the oversized leather sofa on the opposite wall.

  • Gray Living Room With Comfortable Contemporary Sea

    Wall Art Lends a Finishing Touch

    Coordinating artwork creates visual flow between the design of the living room and the adjacent kitchen and unites the overall design.

  • Leather Sofa With Orange and Gold Colored Throw Pi

    Semi-Custom Throw Pillows

    The budget could not accommodate custom pillows, so ready made pillows were purchased and customized instead. Their color helps break up the look of the extra-long sofa.

  • Transitional Style Accent Chair With Modern Floral

    Funky, Fresh, Floral Upholstery

    Armless chairs upholstered in a modern floral fabric offer the homeowner the contemporary design she was seeking.

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