Before + After: Traditional Living Room Makeover

Designer Lauren Clement transformed an underused home office into a welcoming living room using a sophisticated neutral palette and timeless furnishings.
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December 11, 2014

Photo By: D. Randolph Foulds

Photo By: D. Randolph Foulds

Photo By: D. Randolph Foulds

Photo By: D. Randolph Foulds

Photo By: D. Randolph Foulds

Light, Bright and Elegant Traditional Sitting Room

Formerly a stark home office, this sunny living room now houses a light and airy array of neutral furnishings and accessories. A wall of built-in shelving once held office supplies, but now offers space to display photos, collected pieces and topiaries in the traditional space. Stationary panels at the French doors finish the room and tie together its taupe and white color scheme.

Before: From Office to Entertainment Space

Before, this space functioned as a home office, with ample built-in shelving that housed supplies. The homeowner wished to turn the space instead into a light, airy living room designed for conversation and relaxation.

Built-In Storage Made Functional in Traditional Sitting Room

In its past life as a home office, this room’s built-in shelving stored supplies for a home-based business. By varying the shelf heights, designer Lauren Clement added interest and made space to accommodate photos, topiaries and collected accessories. Greenery dotted throughout the room aims to link the traditional sitting room with the outdoors.

Before: Home Office-Turned-Music Room Needs Makeover

Before, this light-filled room served as a home office, with little in the way of style and a piano in the corner treated as an afterthought. The homeowner instead wished to turn the space into a gracious room for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying the music and views.

Traditional Light-Filled Room Lovely for Entertaining

Soft curves and lush textures define a sunny corner of this remodeled living space. Formerly a home office, the room now takes advantage of its light and views, offering a comfortable space for conversation and relaxation. Leaf-patterned drapery fabric frames the view and ushers in the outdoors.

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