Friday, April 13, 2012
Room for Improvement: Living Room of a New Home
If you recently moved into a new home, you know how exciting and exhausting it can be. So our makeover maestro, Martin Amado, is here to help one woman make her dream house into a dream home in tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "Once you're given the keys to your brand new house, the second step is decorating the entire space. The process can be quite overwhelming, and that's exactly what our homeowner Kelly is going through on today's Room for Improvement. But not to worry. I'm going to help her out."
Martin Amado: "Tell me about your living room right now and what do you sort of envision at the end."
Kelly: "Well right now, it's basically empty. I was living in an apartment and my furniture just doesn't fit in too well."
Martin Amado: "Tell me about the blankets. Should I work around that in the space?"
Kelly: "You think you could incorporate it?"
Martin Amado: "I think it could be a first on Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: "As you can see, Kelly has an open floor plan, so the challenge here is to define the living room as its own area, separate from the dining room. First up on the list are these window treatments, replacing these blankets with something much better. These have got to go."
Martin Amado: "Beautiful architectural niches like this one deserve to be highlighted, so by placing this collection of organic plates, it really turns it into something special."
Martin Amado: "Kelly loves candles, so I'm incorporating them in the form of wall art by hanging these decorative panels right above the sofa in a large scale. It really fills up the wall nicely."
Martin Amado: "For $80 a panel, you get a big bang for your buck."
Martin Amado: "I hate it when toss pillows start looking like this one, flat as a pancake. So an easy way to revive them is to switch the insert with one made of down feathers."
Martin Amado: "There we go. Now, they are luxurious once again."
Martin Amado: "The inspiration for the color scheme in Kelly's living room came from her toss pillows. So now, I'm picking up the red accent color in the area rug."
Martin Amado: "The two accent chairs and two floating ottomans in the living room give us additional seating without crowding up the space. This is important, because we still have to maintain the traffic flow out into the patio."
Martin Amado: "Wow. It's been a long day, but this is the final touch, and I hope Kelly likes her new living room."
Martin Amado: "This morning, the living room was bare and showed all the signs that Kelly had just moved in. By adding all the decorative touches in one day, we now turned her house into a home."
Kelly: "Oh wow. Is this my place? Oh, wow."
Martin Amado: "This is your brand new home."
Kelly: "It's more than I expected. Oh, wow. I love the candles."
Martin Amado: "So now your home is ready for the house warming party. You're going to invite me?"
Martin Amado: "To all the viewers at home, we thank you so much for watching, and we'll see you on another Room for Improvement."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-HOME or 954-962-HOME, or you can e-mail him at email@example.com