Infusing Modern Style to a Craftsman-Style Family Room

Episode HRMR-304

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Single mom Denise Jaxon was unhappy with her attempts to add sophistication to the family room of her craftsman-style home. The Rate My Space design team, led by Angelo Surmelis, starts her makeover by tearing out old baseboards and infusing a soothing color palette of blue-gray, mauve and white. Next, they install hand-crafted baseboards, much larger than what Denise had in the room previously, to help make a bold statement. Carpenter Jared Dostie builds a one-of-a-kind craftsman-style entry table with tapered legs for a sleeker feel. New tiles around the fireplace and modern low-slung seating finish the room in a style that's both cosmopolitan and craftsman.

See before-and-after photos and rate this makeover.


    • Chair from Crate and Barrel
      Frames and wall art from Home Goods
      Carved wooden bowl, green ampersand and glass cloches from Pottery Barn
      Coffee table, daybed and pillows from Urban Home