To modernise a antiquated family room, remove a confusion and a blue trim

April 7, 2016 - accent chair

Mark and Julie Waser are struggling with how best to use a 20-by-27-foot family room of their Vienna home. They spend many of their time in a room, regulating it as a home bureau and a place to do yoga, relax and watch TV. They devise to downsize their book collection, discharge some of a shelves and ascent their desk, as good as get absolved of a mortar and buy new flooring.


(Photos by Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

To emanate sequence in a room with mixed purposes, engineer Lindsay Speace designates apart zones for lounging and operative and leaves adequate open space for yoga.

Speace (508-237-3311, lindsayspeace.com),
is formed in a District.


(By Julius Goyanko/for The Washington Post)

(The Washington Post)

Replace a runner with a nap broadloom in a neutral color. Avoid carpets with high piles, as they tend to demeanour dated. Paint a walls a cooler white, such as Benjamin Moore’s Cotton Balls, to lighten a space. Update a trim with Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. Painting a built-ins a low navy, such as Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray, will have a thespian impact. Use a healthy focal points bookending a room — a grate and built-ins — to anchor areas for relaxing and for working. Mount a radio on a overhanging arm above a station list so it can simply be noticed from any area of a space. Roman shades yield a some-more finished demeanour and offer another event to inject tone into a room. An area runner on tip of a runner defines a seating area and is a groundwork for a room’s tone palette.


Splurge: Warwick debate list in brownish-red ash ($1,650, restorationhardware.com). (restorationhardware.com)

Save: Sawhorse list in middle saddle brownish-red ($360, target.com). (target.com)


Splurge: Henson 27-inch pivot bar sofa ($630, allmodern.com). (allmodern.com)

Save: Frances 27-inch opposite sofa ($180, wayfair.com). (wayfair.com)

Furniture: Weston ottoman with coronet nailheads and board Sunbrella fabric in navy and driftwood finish ($899, ballarddesigns.com); Serena accent chair in Payton yellow ($250, kohls.com); Public white 42-inch-high dining list ($399, cb2.com); Bennett chair ($230, worldmarket.com).

Accessories: Hand-tufted sakura bend floral nap runner in cream ($1,226 for 12-by-15-foot rug, overstock.com); Camelot rapids Roman shade in obscurity (from $236, jcpenney.com); Linden 23-inch sham in healthy ($40, crateandbarrel.com); brushed-cotton herringbone-weave chuck in navy ($89, horchow.com).

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