Friday, July 15, 2011
Room for Improvement: Living Room
Decorating with a tropical style is a popular trend here in South Florida. So tonight, our makeover maestro, Martin Amado is going to show us how to get the island feel without over doing it.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "This home has a million dollar view, take a look at this. It looks beautiful. But, when the outside looks better than the inside, there's a huge problem. So, the goal on today's Room for Improvement is to make this large living room space look just as great."
Martin Amado: "The main problem with the living room that ties in with the solarium is that there is just so much going on. We have a big tree in the middle of the room and accessory overload. So, the first step is to rearrange the room and get rid of some stuff."
Martin Amado: "It's literally a jungle in here. What was she thinking?"
Martin Amado: "Everywhere we look we have more artificial plants. So, guys this is a perfect example of how not to decorate. Where do I begin"
Martin Amado: "I can decorate and clean your house at the same time. Only for Room for Improvement do I do this guys."
Martin Amado: "The two rooms feel disconnected and the main reason is because of the furniture placement. So, what I want to try to do is move the sectional to go against this wall to open up the space."
Martin Amado: "So, by separating the sectional we have a separate seating area sort of like a lounge."
Martin Amado: "And of course, take a look over here we have another corner filled with decorative accessories."
Martin Amado: "I love the urn with the bamboo sticks, but all these extra leaves just makes it look way to busy and cluttered, so I'm giving it a little bit of a pruning."
Martin Amado: "The fireplace is a beautiful feature in the living room, but it feels a bit heavy with so much exposed rock. So, the solution is to place this large scale art work right on top."
Martin Amado: "Nice. So, we break up the solids with the pattern and now the sofa has a brand new look and I dare say it looks very Tommy Bahaman."
Martin Amado: "The finishing touch is an ethnic pillow for that modern way to incorporate a tropical style. And we're done folks."
Martin Amado: "So, this morning you can tell the homeowner had an island tropical style going on, but there was way too much of it. By editing some of the pieces out and rearranging her existing furniture, we now created an open floor plan that's perfect for entertaining and most of all enjoying the beautiful view outside. For Room for Improvement, I'm Martin Amado."