Real Life Renovation

Last night was the premiere of Real Life Renovations, a reality television show.  The show featured a single mom who purchased a home that needed a lot of renovating. I worked with the home owner to help bring it all together keeping in mind her strict budget. 
For the show we concentrated on the family room. Using Design & Detail as my resource, I added furniture, lighting, accessories and an area rug.

I added elements that were lighter in color and brought various textures into the room
  Before I arrived the room was painted a dark, rich brown. The home owner purchased a comfortable brown leather sofa and brought in tables from a previous home.
 The area rug is a large caramel colored sisal with a painted border. The lighter color opened up the room. The rug defined the seating area in the large room. The linen covered chair is from Hickory Chair. It is comfortable, practical and adds a great style to the room. The nail head outline on the chair is a wonderful detail.

 Accessories were added to enhance the the old world elegance of the room.
 The tall, metal candlesticks bring height and balance to the fireplace wall.
 The entry is covered in a chic black and gold damask pattern wall covering. It makes a strong statement as you enter the house. The table is a family piece. The floral arrangement adds the right amount of color and texture.
The daughter's bedroom is, of course, a completely different color palette. The white, pink and green combination is fun, bright and perfect for a happy, busy little girl.

Working on Real Life Renovations was a great experience. It was produced by Dianne Casey of KMOV in St Louis Mo and hosted by Jenny Rausch of Karr Bick Kitchens and Bath. Stay tuned there may be more to come.