March 22nd, 2010
So I’ve been playing along with the Casa Moxie Cre8tive challenge (Thanks Alycia, this was fun!) And our first assignment was Martha’s living room. Martha says:
My living room is so plain. I have dark brown sofa, loveseat, coffee table, and side tables. My recliner and picture frames are black…With my furniture being so dark and I don’t get much natural light during the day, I’m not sure how to make this room look better. My dining room is currently red and I’m tired of it. I was thinking of doing the living room and dining room the same color. Maybe a similar color as the curtains?
I think we are more a traditional style. We have kids running in and out of the house, so we don’t want anything formal. Just comfortable and nice. I would like the bookshelf to be the focal point when entering my house. I have several items and photos that represent important things in our lives.
I do photography part time, but haven’t a clue how to arrange them on the wall.
Take a look:
So here’s the Laurel Street solution:
1. Add some light to the hall entrance with these slender buffet lamps & mirror. Console provides additional storage.
2. Update electronics & give the TV wall an architectural focus. Bring daylight into the room by pulling open curtains, adding sheers for privacy. Add some life in the corner with an easy-care living Ficus tree or Areca palm tree.
3. Use kid-friendly fabrics to give the seating area a “traditional” but un-fussy look; micro-fiber recliners, leather sofa and washable rug. Give the lighting some heft with larger table lamps.
4. Tie together a mix of favorite family photos with a variety of coordinated, pre-matted frames.
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray HC-146
Visit Casa Moxie to se what Cara & Micaela suggest for Martha’s Living room.
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