Look! Another Room Styled Two Ways

A week or two ago I posted pictures of one room styled two different ways. It was a fun exercise to see how different furniture and accessories can change the feeling of a room so I decided to try another set of images.
The first image is of our apartment before we bought it — decorated by previous owner (that is my husband in the photo)…

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And here is the after shot as previously seen on our House Tour. Not exactly from the same vantage point, but close enough.

The previous owner was a single guy who collected antiques and traveled extensively. Some wonderful curios from his travels were placed around the apartment and there were also quite a few framed prints and paintings displayed on the walls. The one thing we didn't realize at first was how wonderfully light and airy it could be. We first saw it on an overcast day and there were linen shades drawn over every window. Later, before we made an offer, we went to see the place again and opened the shades letting in lots more light. It helped seal the deal for us.