Monday, August 15, 2005
Room for Improvement: Ocean Front View
We've all heard you can't judge a book by its cover. Well, that also applies when designing your home. In tonight's Room For Improvement, we found a local woman with an impressive view outside...But not much going on inside. Here's Martin Amado with more on this condo conversion.
WSVN--Today's Room For Improvement has an amazing ocean front view. But the homeowner isn't too happy about the way her bedroom looks inside. We need to revamp the space so the interior of her room matches the beautiful location.
Martin Amado: "Knock knock knock. Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: What bothers you about the room right now?
Carmen: "Because of the view we have so many, so many glass walls that there's not enough places to put furniture."
Martin Amado: "When coming up with a design direction for Carmen's space. I used the rose colored in the walls and the area rug with floral pattern as inspiration to create a more romantic feel in the bedroom."
We don't have too much furniture in the space to work with. And the furniture we do have is a bit bulky. So a great tip to update the look of this dresser is to remove the mirror, or in this case hutch, and replace it with a framed mirror on the wall above it instead.
Martin Amado: "There you go. Now it looks completely different huh? It's nice to have an area rug under the bed. But, this one is completely hidden. So we're changing that. I centered the bed on the wall, but I still want to make it more of a wow factor."
So I'm taking a plant hook and a curtain panel and putting it in the very center. And that will make it much more of a focal point. You can then tie the ends onto the headboard itself. Or use a tassel for a decorative touch.
Martin Amado: "It's always nice to mix up the furniture and this console table makes a good end table, or a vanity with the stool. Or, even a writing desk for Carmen. And now the room is done and we have a perfect place to enjoy the view."
Martin Amado: "This morning the room appeared sparse and the furniture placement threw the room off balance. But in one day on a budget of less than 900 dollars it is now become a beautiful retreat that enhances the view just outside the window."
Martin Amado: "One Two Three, open your eyes."
Carmen: "My God. This is not the one. It's another...Oh my God. Oh my Good. Look at how you coordinated the colors."
Martin Amado: "Small changes can make a big difference without breaking the bank. If you're bored with your bedroom decor. Try changing the bedding, or painting or new lamps and consider it a mini face lift for your home. I'll see you next week."
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