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.
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November 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.