how to turn a dated formal living room into a cozy retreat for watching tv
They are in the walking living room of Annan Dale\'s home.
They plan to add one more
The screen TV transfers the function of the space from the formal living room to a comfortable place to relax and watch TV.
They wanted to keep the blue chair but were willing to throw away the piano, curtains and most of the art and furniture and bring the room over from the age of 1970 (
19 th century)to today.
Designers Bertin and Lorin Petit in January created a comfortable and practical furniture layout that includes a section that will provide a good line of sight for watching TV.
They use art to build the Focus and add height to the room.
Segmentation is a great choice to relax and watch TV as it offers more seating and room to stand up.
In rooms with a large amount of use, choose durable fabrics for the soft pads, because they will stand up better over time.
Use a large area carpet to visually expand the space and make the room feel bigger.
Keep the wooden blinds to control the light and reduce glare, and add side curtain panels to soften the windows and add warmth.
Update the space with more modern paint colors like Benjamin Moore\'s gray owl.
The art in the vertical direction creates a focal point and adds the illusion of height to the room with a low ceiling.
When installing the TV on the wall, put it on the furniture in order to better fit into the design.
Petit and Bertin, interior decoration (janetbertin. decoratingden. com, 703-299-0633)
Headquartered in Alexandria.
Solid textured fabric of Hailey Ivory (
$5,746, ethanallen. com), left.
Facing part of bull natural fabric ($1,904. 99, wayfair. com).
Splurge: Giselle ICATknotted 9-by-12-
Area of blue carpet (
$5,995, Williams-sonoma. com), left.
Save: Heather Snow 9-by-12-
Gray foot jute carpet (
$719, potterybarn. com).
Furniture: Nash round table ($124. 99, wayfair. com);
Black carbon 42
Inch multimedia console ($999)
And Colette round table with drawer ($299)
From crateandbarrel. com.
Accessories: 50-Diamond linen/Cotton-by-84-inch pole-
Gray pocket curtain panel (
$119 each. com);
Print I and II \"Cote de la Mer (
Ballarddesigns is $399 each. com);
The art of Daydream ($550)
Velvet waist pillow in Sage ($89)
Velvet pillowcase brocade ($99)
It\'s all Williams. sonoma. com; A-
Chen Nian Jinye line floor lamp ($474)and tie-
Sea Jet dyeing double gourd table lamp ($389)
It\'s all from shadows. com.
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