Sam Chiron and his girlfriend, Jessica McCreight, want to rearrange and revamp the living room of their one-bedroom D.C. apartment to make more room to entertain guests.
Designer Sheryl Scruggs’s plan for a repositioned couch and wall-mounted shelves gives the couple the space they want for socializing.
Stain the existing dining table a shade of espresso for a modern look.
A n arc lamp above the dining table can set a mood for an intimate dinner party.
Floating shelves hold books and accessories while freeing up floor space.
Reposition a new couch to streamline the living room and dining space.
To save more space, use a short stool to serve as both seating and a side table.
Rich wall colors (Benjamin Moore’s Shenandoah Taupe and grayish-blue Cloudy Sky) add contrast to the new light-colored rug.
Scruggs, of Bronze Interiors (202-362-1013, www.bronzeinteriorsdc.com), is based in Washington.
Furniture: Dash end table in black ($209, www.wayfair.com); slipper chair in Retro Ikat Buttercup fabric ($449, www.westelm.com); Cernosia stool table in Ebony Margosa and traditional finish ($349, www.pfeiferstudio
.com); Moroccan pouf in turquoise ($250, www.purehome.com); Besta shelving combination with black-brown doors and black top panel ($130, www.ikea.com).
Accessories: Lack wall shelf in black-brown ($20 each) and Honefoss mirror ($15 each), both from www.ikea.com; Cast Branch coral specimen statue ($89, www.restorationhardware.com); solid silk pillow cover in Horseradish ($34, www.westelm.com); Laid Back Groove carpet tiles in taupe ($26 per square, www.flor.com).
SPLURGE . . .
Bantam basket fabric sofa in gray and coffee ($2,180 for 73-inch sofa, www.dwr.com).
Bottega side chair in off-white ($850, www.dwr.com).
. . . OR SAVE
Reese sofa in slate Dustin fabric ($1,399 for 75-inch sofa, www.roomandboard.com).
Porter dining chair in ivory leather ($249 each, www.westelm.com).
See past room makeovers by local designers at washingtonpost.com/housecalls .
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