I recently had the opportunity to help decorate a gorgeous old home in Annapolis. The couple just moved into this beautiful home and while they had many of the larger pieces that every house needs, they were in desperate need of rugs, accessories and styling to make their house nice and homey. Their budget was a mere $2,000, and that was for furniture, lamps and accessories in the foyer, living room, dining room, breakfast area and sunroom. My goal was to use as much of what they owned as I could, and I just added a finishing touch to everything. I don't believe in starting over from scratch, and using items that a homeowner owns and loves is my favorite way to decorate. Here are the before and after shots to show you just how large of an impact just a small amount of styling and accessorizing can have!
|Dining Room Before.|
|Dining Room After.|
|Reading Nook Before.|
|Reading Nook After.|
|Living Room After.|
In the living room I added the coffee table and some accessories for the table. I also added a mirror over their mantel and used some accessories they already owned. The couple gravitates towards neutral colors, so by using darker pillows I was able to add a little depth to the room.
|Foyer After. (Sorry, I forgot to take a before picture!)|