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Before and After Living Room

Before and After posts are my very favorites. Today we’re talking Living Rooms.

Don’t you agree that seeing a room go from unused and unloved – because it is just not “you” – to something that makes you do the happy dance every time you walk by is something worth celebrating???  I do! And so does the sweet family who lives in this home. We have been slowly working our way through the house making each room a special place designed just for their family and I can’t even tell you how much fun we have had.

So…… I give you the Living Room…… BEFORE

living before

The room was dark and oh so serious and did I mention never used? “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

After much discussion with the owners I learned that what they really wanted was an adult space where they could close those double bi-fold doors to the den and actually have a conversation without Dora’s input. (You would have to have kids or grands to understand.) They wanted bright and happy and sophisticated. They wanted to be able to sit in a pleasant environment and watch the kids in the pool which is just beyond that big window that was BEHIND the sofa.  (Think jump up and turn around at every scream. Not good.)


Sooooooooooooo,  we did this.


Congratulations are in order for  my friends Greg Tankersley and John Sease whose architectural firm,   McAlpine Tankersley, was named to Architectural Digest's AD100 list. "First published in 1990, the AD100 is known as "the list that Matters," and features an international fellowship of trailblazers and standard bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent and inspiring." What an incredible honor. Pictured here are architects  Chris Tippett, Greg Tankersley and John Sease with Architectural...

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