Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Room for Improvement: Fall Living Room
Want to give your home a little seasonal update? It begins with a little color. In tonight's Room for Improvement our makeover maestro Martin Amado helps one woman transform her living room just in time for the holidays.
Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement we're taking this dated and supper white living room and giving it a makeover to reflect the colors of the fall season, and the best part is, I'm not even going to paint."
Martin Amado "Room for Improvement. Hello, Ready for today? Let's go see your space."
Martin Amado: "Tell me bout your living room right now, everything's white."
Martin Amado: "Why is that?"
Carmen: "I had no choice, I don't know how to decorate, so I need somebody to help me out."
Martin Amado "Normally, when I find white walls the first thing I do is paint, but in this case I'm not because I do want to show you how with the right accessories, you can still add color in a space."
Martin Amado: "Work out, work out."
Martin Amado: "We're keeping the couch, but the floral pattern pillows are out of here."
There we go, here's a great tip. When adding curtain panels over existing valances on windows, its always best to use a telescoping bracket because this way it gives you a cleaner line-fresh with the window.
Martin Amado: "Nice."
This mahogany coffee table instead of the rock vase and the glass top, remember that? Just adds more warmth in the living room as well.
Martin Amado: "New toss pillows pick on the colors of the area rug and honestly, work year round but especially now for fall."
So now with this smaller scale armoire, we can actually hide the stereo inside and it works really nicely in the space giving it a focal point.
Martin Amado: "Some dried Leaves, some pine cones and it gives us the perfect fall center piece as our final touch."
Martin Amado: "This morning the living room had a dated style. By adding furniture in a richer wood tone and accessories that reflect the colors of the fall season, we now have a space that's both inviting and warm without ever painting for under $1,400."
Martin Amado: "So here we go. At the count of three, one, two, three. Open your eyes.
Carmen: Wow, beautiful, love it. Look as this furniture here?"
Martin Amado: "So now you have this little reading nook right here you can sit down in. Have your coffee in the morning, enjoy the view of your new living space. So are you happy, satisfied?"
Carman: "Very happy. Thank you very much Martin, I love it. Can I give you a hug?"
Martin Amado: "Of course, and thank you guys for watching, we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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