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The Challenge

Mark and Kristen Curry of Alexandria would like to transform their 13-by-20-foot living room into a formal yet comfortable place to entertain and relax while retaining most of the existing furniture. Their budget is $5,000.

The Solution

» With a little rearranging, a few new pieces, layered window treatments and well-placed accessories, designer Patricia Gold turns a previously mismatched room into a comfortable and cohesive space.

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