Media Room Before & After

Media Room Before & After

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Janel Laban
Jan 12, 2010

Of course, a switch from a sepia toned photo to full color makes any before and after more dramatic, but this one would be memorable even without that choice by the photo editor. Just take a jump below to see this room totally transformed.

Ideas to take away from this makeover:

  • The liming of the brick makes a HUGE difference, taking the style of the room from dark and woody to light and bright. Color is powerful!
  • Dressing the windows softens that area and adds a layer of pattern along with the colorful graphic rug.
  • Pendants hung in multiples help accentuate the pitched ceiling height, as does the much lighter but still contrasting color of the beams.
  • Reducing the number of shelves on the built-ins changes the room substantially as well, allowing the entire fireplace wall to act as a bit of a large "art installation", featuring sculptures, mirrors and two (!) screens against an uncluttered shadowbox style wall. Sometimes adding in some negative space into a design in this way really makes things much more interesting.

    Check out more photos of this room along with a complete slideshow of makeovers at House Beautiful.

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