Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Room for Improvement: Living Room
Even if you have good furniture, you can still have a room that doesn't look quite right. On tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado helps a woman take her living room from drab to fab.
WSVN -- On today's Room for Improvement we have a beautiful home with beautiful furniture, yet the space is still not living up to its full potential. Hmm, I wonder why? Let's go find out.
Martin: "I love the furniture, first of all. You have great taste, and it shows. What is it about the space that has you stumped?"
Jennifer: "It has no life. I want it to be a wow. I don't like the way -- it, it's dead."
The biggest problem with the living room right now: it's very one dimensional. We're going to add more contrast by bringing in accessories with a darker color. We are also going to concentrate on some other empty areas such as the nich and this corner right here, and it's going to pull the entire design together.
Don't you love foam fireplaces? They don't way that much.
Now at least we have a better grouping when you first walk into the home.
A good idea when using curtain rings is to place one of the rings on the opposite side of the bracket. That way it acts as a stopper and prevents the panel from sliding all the way to the center of the window.
Because this wall is at an angle, we want to go ahead and mimic the line by stepping up the artwork on the wall.
Well, now with the main portion of the living room done, let's go ahead and concentrate on other areas for Jennifer that are still visible when you walk through the front door.
It's always nice to have a mirror in a foyer, and this piece gives us the best of both worlds. It has a mirrored back and at the same time it's a beautiful piece of wall art to look at.
Diffusers will not only make a room smell great, but it also adds a sculptural element, and this is our final touch.
This morning, even with large scale furniture, the living room still had an empty feeling. With a new layout, more contrasting colors through wood accents and, of course, accessories, Jennifer's living room is now complete, all for a budget of under $1500.
Martin: "You like it?"
Martin: "You do?"
Jennifer: "I love it."
Martin: "OK, do something, jump up! So now you're going to use this space because you never used it before?"
Jennifer: "Oh, yes, we are going to use this space."
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Martin Amado's Website: http://www.martinamado.com/stylist