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Design Solutions

1. Cut down on clutter as much as possible.

2. Reuse existing furniture to save money and be "green."

3. Organize the space to create a TV area and a reading area.

4. Use earth tones to make the room cozier.

5. Select bold artwork for a focal point above the fireplace.

- Denise Willard, Designer
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The Homeowner

A Chevy Chase couple would like to make their 12-by-30-foot living room more welcoming.

Designer's Critique

A new layout will open the space, and with a fresh color palette, it will feel more inviting.

- Designer: Denise Willard of Decor by Denise in Tysons Corner, 703-714-7343, www.decorbydenise.com

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