Before-and-After Makeovers From Color Splash: Miami

Designer David Bromstad adds spicy Miami style to six design-starved spaces. Check out the dramatic transformations and be inspired to add a pop of color to your home.

living area and open kitchen before

Before: A Bit Bland

This open-concept living room and kitchen offers a great flow for entertaining but with mostly bare white walls and dark leather furniture, the space just doesn't pop.

living area and open kitchen after

After: Playful Pink

A soft neutral tan warms up the walls while pops of pink accents placed throughout the two rooms add energy and a happy vibe.

bedroom before 2

Before: Drab and Dated

Vegas called and it wants this bedroom suite back. The over-the-top, faux-finished and silver-foiled furniture is evidence that these homeowners like to take risks but the Old World look they desire just isn't coming together.

bedroom after 2

After: Exotic Update

Polished, high-end, colorful and unexpected — this room's got it all. Richly stained furniture combines beautifully with Moroccan-inspired light fixtures, imported fabrics and a low, tufted velvet chaise.

dining room before

Before: Too Matchy-Matchy

While it's a good idea to limit the number of wood finishes in a room, the overwhelming amount of honey oak-stained furniture in this space is too much of a good thing.

dining room after

After: Different Is Good

A massive mirror framed in animal print creates a dramatic backdrop for the stylish new industrial-style dining table and perfectly mismatched chairs. A low glass server provides storage for decorative accessories while buffet lamps and a modern drum pendant fill the space with light.

bed are before

Before: Bedroom Is a Snooze

With a streamlined platform bed and Asian-inspired headboard and bench, the homeowners' preference for modern style is evident but this look is simply too minimal.

bed after wide

After: Awake and Energized

Hand-blown glass pendants amp up the style while bright splashes of turquoise, chartreuse and blue fill the white-walled room with color.

living room before

Before: Style-Searching Living Room

The room's yellow color is bright but not warm or welcoming, and the few pieces of furniture look lost in the long room.

living room after

After: Harmonious Mix

David defines the space by creating two conversation areas, one in front of each window. Natural fiber rugs delineate the two areas while a palette of soft colors and bold patterns work together to create a balanced whole.

dining room before

Before: Washed-Out Dining Room

The retro table and chairs are the best thing about this space. Otherwise, the dining room looks more like it's being used for storage than entertaining.

dining room after

After: Hip to Be Square

David gives this small dining area a funky new vibe with artwork he painted himself, a modern aluminum chandelier and a moody, blue-green wall color. The homeowners' existing dining set is right at home in the new space.

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