Eleven years ago, I took a lifeless fixer as my canvas and worked diligently to infuse it with vitality. Now, looking back, I can list five makeover strategies that helped turn a house into a home tuned for enjoyment.
Vintage rugs lend a faded and earthy feel to any space. This dining room, with its traditional furniture and monochromatic pallet, is instantly warmed up with this antique-looking rug. To replicate this look you can purchase an actual vintage rug or look for a pre-faded new rug.
Decorative detailing around the fireplace, like the hearth and mantel, add character and style. Take a look at how these very different living rooms use the fireplace as a fundamental focal point within the space.
Once considered the formal entertaining zone (also known as: no kids allowed), the living room has emerged as the common area for family and friends to gather. We'd say it's a pretty important place. Make it over with the attention it deserves.