Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Room for Improvement: Living Room
The finishing touches on a living room make a room feel warm and homey, but not everyone is good at it. That's where makeover master Martin Amado does some of his best work as we see in tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "So you buy brand new furniture, it gets delivered to your home and then you take a look around and you find that something is still missing, not quite right. That's the design dilemma we face on today's Room for Improvement with this living room."
Martin Amado: "OK Tina, so what's happening with your living room space?"
Tina Guiler: "Pretty much nothing. Nothing's going on here, I need help dressing it up."
Martin Amado: "The wall is the first thing we're going to tackle. At the moment it has a retro vibe with the exposed brick, but I want to give it a more contemporary look. I have just the thing."
Martin Amado: "Instead of hanging a large piece of artwork or even a collection of small ones, I chose this mirror. It makes a bold contemporary statement against the brick wall and it even makes the room appear larger. I love it!"
Martin Amado: "A second design element that's missing in this living room is lighting, without a ceiling fixture we need lamps, but first we need some end tables, so let's go get them."
Martin Amado: "You get more bang for your buck with these nesting tables. You can keep them together, looks great or even separate them and use them in different areas of the room."
Martin Amado: "A good tip is to always invest in down pillows it doesn't matter how many times you sit on them, they can get flat as a pancake but they always maintain their shape."
Martin Amado: "Now, this side of the room is still empty and the homeowner wants something that provides storage and organization for all her books and collectibles."
Martin Amado: "This cubby hole bookcase meets all her needs. We have storage underneath in the baskets, organization on the shelves, and the best part is we have a surface space to display all of her decorative accessories."
Martin Amado: "And the final touch is a center piece on the coffee table. It's simple, but beautiful and it completes the picture for this living room makeover."
Martin Amado: "This morning the living room had some nice basic pieces but it was stark and lacked personality. By filling in the gaps with the decorative accessories and some accent pieces, what a change. The room is now warm and inviting, all for under $900."
Martin Amado: "Open your eyes!"
Tina: " Wow! Are you kidding me?"
Martin Amado: "Remember how it looked before?"
Martin Amado: "All you had was just like a sofa a chair and a coffee table."
Tina: "This is amazing. Thank you so much."
Martin Amado: "Thank you Tina and to all the viewers thank you for watching and we'll see you next time on another..."
Tina: "Room for Improvement!"
Martin Amado: "That's right."
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