The 17-by-14-foot living room in Beth and Bill Davies’s Annapolis bungalow needs a new look. They’d like more storage for their daughters toys, a better floor plan and a designated entryway.
By bringing in unexpected colors and furnishings and proper storage, designer Margaret Carter gives this room a makeover fit for a young family.
— Add instant freshness with turquoise walls: Sweet Dreams by Benjamin Moore.
— Mount the TV by the window to enjoy a movie and the view simultaneously.
— A pair of classically shaped orange chairs pop against the blue walls and the industrial red chair.
— Establish an intimate seating area by pulling the furniture toward the center of the room.
— Reposition the sofa so it faces the window rather than the adjacent room.
— A rug by the door leading to storage with hooks will create the feel of an entryway.
— Wire shelving can keep toys and shoes organized and out of sight.
Margaret Carter Interiors (703-741-7654, www.margaret.carterinteriors.com) is based in Arlington.
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Marie armchair in orange velvet ($400, www.homedecorators.com)
Garden side chair in shiny red ($99, www.homedecorators.com)
Lotus garden seat in white ($160, www.ballarddesigns.com)
French tiered metal shelves ($129, www.wisteria.com)
Wright’s Peak wall storage with hooks ($195, www.sundancecatalog.com)
Wire horizontal storage ($375, www.sundancecatalog.com)
Oversize tufted ottoman ($699, www.wisteria.com)
Hemp runner in walnut ($125, www.sundancecatalog.com)
Medium Hughes bin in ivory ($18, www.containerstore.com)
PB found authentic kantha throw ($99, www.potterybarn.com)
TV bracket ($38, www.homedepot.com)
Mehendi vase in purple ($16, www.anthropologie.com)