Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Room for Improvement: Living Room
With time, your home decorations can start looking a little outdated, especially if you haven't changed the look. So our makeover maestro, Martin Amado, is going to help one woman redesign her living room with a more modern style. Let's learn Martin's design tricks on tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement, we are taking a dated living room and giving it a more contemporary look, just in time for all the gatherings this holiday season. Let's go meet the homeowner."
Martin Amado: "OK, Marcia, so I see a small sofa, two little chairs."
Martin Amado: "And that's it. What's going on with your living room space?"
Marcia: "Well, I really didn't know what to do with it. The two little chairs were inherited by my aunt."
Martin Amado: "All right. Well, let me get to work. You can go to work as well, and we'll surprise you at the end."
Martin Amado: "We have a few design challenges with this space. We have the dated mirrors that we cannot get rid of, the mismatch of furniture, and then over here, we have this pop of color in the accent wall that doesn't tie in with anything. So lots to address. Let's get to work."
Martin Amado: "Even though I like this chaise, it's too small for this wall, and it will look much better in her bedroom. So let's get it out of here."
Martin Amado: "Now, this is the right sofa for the living room."
Martin Amado: "So before, without the area rug, the coffee table appeared as if it was floating due to the glass top. But now, with more color on the floor, it grounds the entire sitting arrangement."
Martin Amado: "Before, the accent wall behind me seemed out of place, but by tying in the red with the lamps, the area rug and toss pillows and other accessories such as window treatments, it all comes together nicely."
Martin Amado: "All right, let's now address the mirrored wall. We can't remove it. It's way too expensive, so let's go ahead and make it work in the overall design. I bought these lightweight canvas prints, and we're attaching Velcro in the back and literally hanging it right on top."
Martin Amado: "The final touch are these candles, and I hope Marcia likes her new living room."
Martin Amado: "This morning, the living room was full of design dilemmas. It appeared dated and didn't have enough seating. By replacing the furniture and pulling the red accent wall into the decorative accessories, we gave Marcia the style she was looking for. All for a budget of under $1,500."
Martin Amado: "One, two, three. Go ahead and open your eyes."
Marcia: "Wow. This is very, very nice. Look at that."
Martin Amado: "Quite different, huh?"
Marcia: "Wow, yes, and the red. Everything blends in so nicely. Oh, look at this. This is so exciting."
Martin Amado: "To all the viewers, we thank you for watching as well. Happy Thanksgiving, lots of blessings and we'll see you next time on another..."
Marcia: "Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: "That's right. Bye, guys."
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