Makeover Madness: Diana H.’s Living Room Mini-Makeover

Makeover Madness: Diana H.’s Living Room Mini-Makeover

We visited another Guest Room Giveaway one-hour mini-makeover winner Monday. This time we worked our presto-change-o in Diana H.’s living room. Here’s how it looked when we arrived:

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BEFORE

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There are some great raw materials here, but they just need a little finessing, right? I mean, did you see that supercool mid-century credenza? We wanted to load it up and take it home!

We start our mini-makeover with the furniture arrangement. The existing setup isn’t as conversational as we think it can be, and we want to use the rug to define the seating group. So we move the rug so that the furniture on that side of the room is unified, and we bring a coffee table out from hiding and let it take center stage. The mirrors on the console table behind the sofa and on the fireplace mantel are switched–their proportions work better once they’re swapped out. The furniture is brought in closer together, to promote conversation. Branches are added to the saturated orange urn and all Diana needs to round out the room is a tall tree in the left-hand corner for everything to come together.

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Stacked trunks fill in as a small side table next to the love seat.

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Diana’s vintage black and white painting pops against the navy blue wall and red mid-century chair.

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The fireplace decor and the textiles in the room are simplified, as we group them according to color to reduce visual clutter.

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AFTER

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Speaking of our Guest Room Giveaway, everyone’s curious to know how our winner’s makeover is going! One of the latest selections we’ve made is the art from Austin artist Judy Paul that will grace Neesha D.’s guest bedroom. Since art is such a subjective thing, we asked Neesha to pick out her favorite Judy Paul prints and then we chose one of them to go in the room. Neesha narrowed it down to the following six:

1 Million Flowers, by Judy Paul.

1 Million Flowers, by Judy Paul.

Austin from a Red Canoe, by Judy Paul.

Austin from a Red Canoe, by Judy Paul.

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City Bird, by Judy Paul.

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Counting Crows, by Judy Paul.

Branching Out 2, by Judy Paul.

Branching Out 2, by Judy Paul.

Texas, by Judy Paul.

Texas, by Judy Paul.

A big THANK YOU to Judy Paul for providing such amazing works of art for us to choose from. Stay tuned to find out which one will appear in the winning makeover space!

2 Comments

  1. Neesha D. October 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love Judy Paul! I am so excited! Today “1 Million Flowers” is really speaking to me. 🙂

  2. Beth October 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    It looks beautiful – I love how those simple changes make everything look so put together. You guys are inspiring!

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