Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Room for Improvement: Living Room
So you bought a new TV, but you don't think the modern look matches your decor? Well, don't worry, tonight our makeover maestro is showing us how to make modern electronics fit in with a southwestern style.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement, we're kicking up the style level in a living room. You see, right now, we have some modern pieces next to some old ones, and it's just not working for the homeowner. So, of course, we are here to help. Let's go check it out."
Martin: "Room for Improvement. Why are you unhappy with your living room right now?"
Rosa: "When we bought the TV it's a little bit, I guess, large-sided, and it doesn't fit in."
Martin: "Are you OK if I rummage through your house and try to find some pieces that might work?"
Rosa: "Absolutely, please."
Martin: "Now, you do have an assistant for me?"
Rosa: "I do."
Martin: "So I don't have to do all the work by myself, your daughter Natasha is going to help me out today."
Martin: "I hope your mom doesn't get mad. But, you see, I found these bookcases in her bedroom, and I think they work much better in the living room."
Martin: "All right, that was tough, but, you know what? We've got to keep on going because it's a one-day makeover, so let's go."
Natasha: "All right."
Here's a good tip. If you wish to avoid the wood from splitting, it's always best to pre-drill the holes
Natasha: "Wow, that looks pretty good."
I'm a big fan of using lamps with a three-way bulb setting. This way you can actually control the ambiance in the room and go from accent lighting or all the way up to full task.
Martin: "All right, Natasha, this is the final touch right here. The sun in the middle of our baskets, so what do you think?
Natasha: "I think my mom's really going to like it."
Martin: "I hope she does."
This morning we found a mismatch of styles everywhere, and Rosa's true passion for southwestern and Native American art was not being showcased properly. By recycling furniture from other areas of the house and adding more contrast and color through accent pieces, we now created a cozy living room for under $400.
Martin: "All right, Natasha, I'll let you do the honors."
Natasha: "One, two, three."
Rosa: "Oh, my God, this is beautiful. What a difference."
Martin: "Natasha was a big help. So, you're happy?"
Rosa: "Yes, very happy. Thank you, guys."
Martin: "You're very welcome. Another satisfied homeowner. We'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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