Friday, August 12, 2011
Room for Improvement: Living Room
We can get so caught up in day to day life that we keep procrastinating when it comes to home decorating. But, tonight our makeover maestro Martin Amado is here to show us how we can spruce up a room all in one day.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "If your living room looks as if you just moved in, when in reality you've been living there for over seven years, that's not a good thing. Well that's the decorating dilemma we face on today's Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: "OK Mark and Pam, so this is your living room. I love how spacious it is, but what isn't working for you with the space right now?
Pam: "We've been trying to design it ourselves for the past seven years. We need the design expertise."
Martin Amado: "Well that's why I'm here, so thank you for contacting me. I'm going to get to work and make it happen in one day."
Martin Amado: "With every room I decorate, I try to find an inspiration piece, and in this living room its the beautiful accent chair. So, all we need to do now is tie it in with other decorative elements throughout the room. Let's get started."
Martin Amado: "I like the area rug, but its a bit too small for the living room. I'm not feeling the palm tree nor this leather sofa. Its too contemporary."
Martin Amado: "Before the two accent chairs didn't relate to the sofa on the opposite wall, but now with the bigger area rug on the floor, it helps to anchor the room and tie everything together."
Martin Amado: "I know buying art work for your home can sometimes be a challenge. So, my suggestion is to pick up a few different styles and try them out in the actual setting."
Martin Amado: "Does it look good there? What do you guys think? Good that's where its going."
Martin Amado: "When your pillows start looking like this, flat as pancakes. That means its time to replace them."
Martin Amado: "We are done. Now, we finally have a living that actually looks loved in."
Martin Amado: "This morning, even with furniture the living room looked bare and the large empty walls made the entire space feel uninviting. All it needed were the decorative elements to make it all come together, window treatments, pillows, art work. lighting for less than $1,200."
Martin Amado: "Go ahead and open your eyes."
Martin Amado: "Ao all the viewers thank you for watching and we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
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