I helped her choose a new colour scheme for furniture and wall colours that coordinated with her existing finishes, yet brought a breath of fresh air into her home.
Then while reading Leslie Sinclairs Segreto Style, a gorgeous coffee table book filled with beautiful rooms and finishes applied by her company, it struck me that this was a book you could use as inspiration to help move your house from 2005 to 2015.
Include drapery linings to increase ultraviolet ray protection in your updated living room.
My client told me that she had thoroughly searched on-line, in vain, to find articles, posts, ANYTHING that would give her some direction to help her transition to a fresher, brighter look and away from the very dated interior she currently had.
She purchased the house for a really good price, it suited her soon-to-be extended family as it also had a guest house, a lovely, resort like pool, all these things made the house perfect, except for the decor.
Or if you prefer your living to have a refined, formal look, choose one large pendant light with a simple white bowl and install it on a semi-flush tripod base.
Select 1950s-inspired window treatments with clean lines and functional features, such as full length pleated drapery panels or operable Roman shades.