Yuletide Style

Classic style tips for the holidays and everyday.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionWith a touch of color and some moving of the furniture placement, this room is now ready for holiday guests.
The fireplace is revamped to make it the focus of the room. The cinderblock façade is smoothed out with a layer of joint compound. When it is dry, a layer of sandy-colored polished plaster is applied to the surface. Polished plaster is a very durable, decorative finish that contains marble dust. To give the fireplace more presence, the top of the mantle and the hearth are covered in a mosaic of Arizona flagstone.

Both seating areas are balanced out with scaled-down, casual furniture that allows better transition between the two spaces. Comfortable seating is always important, but during the holidays it becomes mandatory because of all the friends and family coming over. If you don’t have a large enough room to create separate seating areas, play around with furniture placement to fit your entertaining needs.

Makeover products
paint: Lowe’s - Valspar’s Garden Clog Green
leather chairs: Target - Kingston Dark Brown
green couch: Target - Metropolitan Sage
mirrors: Bombay Co. - Mini Mirror