Kelly Spencer of Clifton isn’t satisfied with the design or layout of her family room. Spencer wants more comfortable seating and extra storage for her five children, including Hayden, 7, and to incorporate her family’s collection of black-and-white photographs.
Designer Suzanne Price selects functional pieces with a cozy color scheme to meet the Spencers’ needs.
Price, of Suzanne Price Design (301-963-8736, www.suzannepricedesign.com), is based in Rockville.
Floor-to-ceiling drapery panels add color and important vertical lines, which draw the eye upward.
A small sectional sofa provides more seating without breaking up the flow of the home’s open floor plan.
The new coffee table on casters can be easily moved and has storage for games, puzzles and books.
Mount the television on the wall so it can be rotated for easy viewing.
Floor pillows offer fun, flexible seating in front of the TV or by the coffee table for family games.
Selecting four of the homeowner’s black-and-white photographsto enlarge and hang will unify and organize the display.
Furniture: Davis chair in Ocean Darius fabric ($799, www.crateandbarrel.com); Meyers side table ($150, www.pier1.com); Nox full-leather cube ottoman ($50, www.leatherfurniture.com); Lawson round cocktail table ($354, www.overstock.com); Tanner console table ($399, www.potterybarn.com).
Accessories: Cerva Pumpkin throw pillow ($40), aqua and lime chevron pillow ($33) and Nairobi denim printed curtains ($85 per 96-inch panel), all from www.overstock.com; Potter’s Collection urn in Poppy ($55), Potter’s Collection gourd vase in Poppy ($71) and distressed European wall clock ($59), all from www.wisteria.com; Zig Zag Chenille hemp rug in blue ($499 for 10-by-13 foot rug, www.homedecorators.com); reclaimed elm and iron leaner shelving in zinc ($595 for medium, www.restorationhardware.com); Canarm ceiling fan in Cherry ($110, www.lightinguniverse.com).
Recycled rag rug pouf ($249, www.westelm.com).
Hampton three-piece sectional in camel twill ($3,529, www.potterybarn.com).
Tufted corduroy floor pillow in red ($29, www.urbanoutfitters.com).
Buchanan curved three-piece small sectional in camel twill ($1,849, www.potterybarn.com).
See past room makeovers by local designers at washingtonpost.com/housecalls .
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