October 2012 Makeover of the Month
This living room was designed for a busy family of four, whom interior designers Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole have worked with for many years. While Mom and Dad were anxious to transform the space, it was last on the list because they wanted to wait until their kids were bigger for a redo. When the time finally came, the couple requested several specific features: a dual reclining loveseat facing the TV, heavy tables and lamps the kids can’t knock over, multi-task areas—homework in one corner, reading in another, TV in another—pet-friendly upholstery fabrics and lots of light and bright because the room was very dark. Kandrac and Kole also suggested painting the wood paneling and brick, which was done by Verge Painting in Marietta.
The soft gray color makes a big impact, creating a modern backdrop for the contemporary furnishings and accessories. Here are some of the pieces that were used for the makeover: coffee table by Stanley Furniture, drapery fabric by Duralee Fabrics, drapery hardware by Brimar, reclining loveseat by Leathercraft, area rug by Nourison, accessories by Lazy Susan, original artwork by Jay Scott. After photos are courtesy of Jill Buckner Photography.
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