After & Before: A Donald Trump Meets Jumanji Living Room Makeunder

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(Image credit: Lotta Sjoelin )

Sometimes the “before” photo is more jaw-dropping than the finished project, and this is one of those times. Round of applause for Lotta, who was able to see the clean, modern potential in this living room —especially given what she had to work with.

(Image credit: Lotta Sjoelin )

From Lotta: This beautiful modern home, designed and built in 1987 by architect Jon Condoret, needed to be brought back to modern again. It had been slowly transformed over 10 years by a french artist who loved her own big scale paintings and dark colors.

The whole 6000+ square foot home got new paint, lighting, flooring and new furnishings in the form of classic Scandinavian and American pieces, as well as Flexform sofas imported from Italy. The large 12 foot dining room table is made of a free form slab of wood and easily seats 12 people for dinner. The room consists of a mix of new and vintage, like the Adrian Pearsall coffee table bought on Ebay.

My love and work with design has turned into a non-profit called A Lotta Love. The organization is an all volunteer group of talented people that create dignified and respectful (as well as beautiful) rooms for Women and Children living in homeless shelters in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

Thank you, Lotta!