Monday, December 19, 2005
Room for Improvement: Study Room
A bedroom can be much more than a place to sleep. With the right furniture, it can be a perfect place to read, relax, and escape the rest of the world. Martin Amado shows us how to set the mood - in tonight's Room for Improvement.
WSVN--You truly know if you have a master suite if it comes with a separate reading area, but many times what happens is that bonus space becomes quite a challenge to decorate and that's the mission on today's room for improvement.
Martin: "Room for improvement. Hi Cari."
Cari: "Hi Martin How are you?"
Martin: "Alright Cari so you have a beautiful master bedroom on this side but then this is so empty."
Cari: "Well that's why I called you because I need help."
Martin: "Well right now it looks very sterile, it looks like an office, so we need to integrate that a little bit more with the decor."
Martin: "The goal is to have the bonus area integrated a bit better with the entire look of the master bedroom. Bring in a comfy chair, an area rug and some other accessories will do just that."
The one thing this space has going for it is this beautiful writing desk. Think about that when creating an area in your master bedroom as opposed to buying a typical office-looking one.
Martin: "We have beautiful curtains on this window but this just don't work so let's get rid of it."
Martin: "This one corner of the bedroom has too much furniture we have a tall armoire and a highboy it's not working for me, but by actually placing it over there where the desk was, it's gonna help to balance out the room."
Martin: "So we have a great rug, a beautiful looking desk, the chair however looks a little bit out of place, so let's find a better solution."
This parson's chair you would typically use around the dining table, in front of the desk it just gives a touch of elegance.
The study area is almost complete, but not before we take care of this empty corner right over here, so what I want to do is bring in a chair and an ottoman and create a cozy seating arrangement.
Now this grouping bridges the two areas together and completes the room.
This morning a bonus space in a master bedroom was not being used to it's full potential. With some re-arranging and some reupholstered pieces, the room now transforms into a master suite.
Martin: "So when I count to three think back to what the study looked like before -- one two three."
Cari: "Oh it's beautiful, Martin."
Martin: "The seating area can now function as a study, work space, reading nook and you know what all around it looks great no matter what it's use. I'll see you guys next week."
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