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What’s In A Room: Before and After No. 1

How does the design process evolve?

In my view, the design process evolves differently every single time, based on “givens” (items that the client wants to re-use), client objectives and preferences, the layout and “bones” of the room— and more.

In this master bedroom, you see the same nightstands, same bed, and same table lamps… But what a transformation! The wall color in the “before” photo does not flatter the distinctive wood furniture in the room, nor does it work well with the natural light pouring in the windows. I suggested that a bold blue backdrop would effectively complement these elements. The window shades in the “before” photo clearly don’t provide any drama or warmth, nor does the bedding. By using a large colorful geometric fabric, the window treatments and throw pillows add a bold, fun design element to the room. In the after picture, the wall color plays magically off the fabric choices, and the Company C area rug and custom painting by Susan Finsen provide contrasts in scale, accent, and color. Just a few changes, and what a dramatic result!

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