Monday, May 29, 2006
Room for Improvement: Townhouse
For many of us, it's a decorating dilemma. We buy nice furniture and artwork but we're not sure how to bring the house together. In tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows us how to a create a consistent style from the moment you walk through the door.
WSVN--When you have an open floor plan how you decorate one effects all the spaces. So on today's Room or Improvement we are actually working on three separate areas all within four walls.
Martin: "Room for Improvement. Hey, Donna.
Donna: "Hi, Martin."
Martin: "So who's this?"
Donna: "My little Dylan."
Martin: "Are we decorating the home around him?"
Donna: "Yes, we are."
Martin: "You can amazing place here. I love your furniture but you are not completely happy with it."
Donna: "No think I need some flowers. Some pictures. A little window treatment I guess."
Now, I have to admit the home looks pretty nice by itself but some of the areas are quite bare that's where all these decorative accessories will finish it off and pull the look together with a sense of style.
The first area we are going to tackle is this boring and bland kitchen. We want to make it tie in a bit more with the living space and we are going to do the color over the top of the cabinets and some we put the accessories it's really going to pop as well.
For the background I'm applying the paint then removing it with a paper towel it's going to let the texture shine through and at the some time and at the same time giving it an aged look.
Infused vinegar bottles are a great way to decorate the top of cabinets and they add alot of color.
The kitchen looks good. Let's move onto the dining space.
We have the beautiful dining table and right next to it and a wanna-be mini bar. It's not working, folks so let's find something better.
So before and after. A beautiful bar that hides the door too.
The dining is looking pretty good. Let's move on to the living space.
On it's own it looks insignificant, but if you create a cluster it makes much more of a statement.
To store all of Dylan's toiletries this decorative box fits much better with the living room decor.
Don't think book cases are just for collectibles can only hold collectibles. If you take some wall art and leave it up against the back it just gives it a nice focal point too.
Let's light all the candles and we're done.
This morning we found a home that already looked nice but it was missing the final details to unify the three areas. But now the kitchen, dining and living room areas triple the wow factor all for a budget of under 13-hundred dollars.
Martin: "At the count of three you can open your eyes. One, two, three."
Donna: "Oh, my god. Wow. This is beautiful. What a difference."
Martin: "So all it took was some minor tweaking here are there we now have a beautiful home with one cohesive design style. I'll see you next time on other addition of room for improvement."
FOR MORE INFORMATION: