Lauren Liess of HGTV’s “Finest Home on the Block” instantly acknowledged this front room’s nice bones and all its potential. Apart from that stylish caramel leather-based couch tucked away in the direction of the again of the room, it was an in any other case fairly plain Jane room that felt darkish and slightly off middle. Lauren wished the entire area to really feel balanced, larger, and an entire lot brighter.

She began by readjusting the point of interest of the room from the TV wall (not terribly thrilling) to newly constructed floor-to-ceiling cabinets, which attracts your eye up and makes the room really feel larger. It additionally helped make sense of the asymmetrical window scenario within the room, which now feels balanced due to all that new shelving.

Lauren additionally added peak to the room utilizing reclaimed wooden beams from Cohrans Lumber to focus on the architectural character of the ceiling. This introduced heat to the white partitions for a clear, contemporary look—and it tied within the salvaged wooden ladder from The Previous Luckett Retailer that she changed into a library ladder.

With the room feeling larger and lighter, she added white draperies (a straightforward technique to open up any room), a much less bulky-looking pendant gentle, and blended current furnishings with classic items to create a layered, soulful look. The palette was impressed by the vintage rug from J&D Oriental Rugs Co. And naturally, there’s that fabulous leather-based couch the purchasers already owned. By eliminating the darkish furnishings—the previous couch, espresso desk, and media console—and changing them with white, lucite, and walnut-toned wooden, Lauren was in a position to visually lighten the area. Now strolling in is sort of a breath of contemporary air.

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