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Before & After: Charlotte’s Colorful Connecticut Living Room

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When Charlotte and her family moved from New York to Connecticut, they fell in love with this 100 year-old house and its bay window. With so much white everywhere, it was a blank canvas. Check out how she transformed this living room with color:

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From Charlotte:

We moved to the Connecticut suburbs from NYC into this sweet 100 year-old house. The previous owner had a love affair with all things off-white (carpet, walls, trim, window treatments). We loved this living room because of the beautiful bay window and the afternoon sun pouring in the many big windows. All it took was some color to brighten up the ol’ girl.

The whole room came together around the chair in the window: the green for the walls was pulled from the foliage, the rug was handed down from my parents, the blue velvet sofa was snagged at a consignment store, and the red chairs with chevron fabric were a Craigslist purchase that I painted and reupholstered. Now it’s one of our favorite ‘grown up’ rooms in the house!

For more photos of Charlotte’s home, visit Ciburbanity.

Thanks, Charlotte!

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(Images: Charlotte Smith)

Tara Bellucci

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Tara is Apartment Therapy's News & Culture Director. When not scrolling through Instagram double-tapping pet pics and astrology memes, you'll find her thrift shopping around Boston, kayaking on the Charles, and trying not to buy more plants.

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