Welcome to our first guest bloggger, Laura Casey! Laura is an interior designer in Charlotte, NC and creates beautiful light & airy spaces. She's been chosen for blogwatch by the Washington Post and has an easy, elegant style you'll love. You can check out some photos of her work here. And now... here she is!!
Happy New Year to all of Lauren's readers.I would like to congratulate Lauren on the arrival of Justin, there is nothing better than the family and a new baby to be thankful for. Pure Style Home quickly became one of my favorite blogs because of Lauren's great style and wonderful eye. I appreciate Lauren asking me to be a guest blogger. She asked if I had a before/after to share with you all so here is a room I recently worked on
for a more traditional client.
To give a family room an easy update I changed the layout of the furniture, put in a new carpet under the rug, painted the walls, fireplace, backs of the bookcases and recovered a sofa that had been in another room. I had the outdated attached fireplace screen removed as well. The family has two young boys so the room needed to be comfortable and still have plenty of space on the floor for the boys to play. The boys are now sharing a bedroom and one room is now a play room where all the toys went. Here's the before:
The paint on the walls is Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke and the color on the backs of the bookcases is Benjamin Moore Slate Blue . Here's the after:
We moved the treadmill upstairs and brought in their piano.
They are happy and I love how painting the fireplace turned out too. Thanks
again Lauren for including me as a guest blogger.
--------------Thank you so much for your before & after Laura!! It's amazing how these little changes can really transorm a room. I love the blues you pulled out of the painting --especially the brighter blue in the sholves-- and painting the brick was perfect!!! We appreciate your taking the time to do this!!
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