Light, Bright and Neutral Before/After May 13, 2016 By Mary Ann Pickett Leave a Comment I really should say “Before/Midway” as we still need to finish the living room and bedroom. But there is progress. Here is a finished spot in the master bedroom. The dresser is from Restoration Hardware and the mirror is by Ballard Designs. The lamps are vintage. At first I was thinking that we should change the shades…but I like the retro/unique feel here. The little West Elm tray is on sale right now. Floris and her husband have downsized to this small but airy home. Here was the great room when I arrived… Before: Still before… I wanted to create a dining area at the far end near the kitchen and straighten out the angles. So, we immediately moved the dining table and took a bench from the bedroom. Then, we purchased two host chairs from Restoration Hardware and a striped banquette seat from Ballard Designs. After: We also moved the buffet and lamps to this area and set up a little bar. Banquettes make such a good use of space. The rest of the living room is in transition but they are using this space every day now. There was an area in Floris’ kitchen that she was using as a desk. Before: I suggested a baker’s rack (kitchen appropriate). The bottom shelf is removable to create space for her legs as a desk. After: Baskets hide all her papers… Speaking of banquettes, Liana told me of a great more than HALF price off bench on sale right now at WS Home. Better buy it before the deal is over! It can really update a dining space. I want it. I love working with Floris…there is more in store for her home (coming) but hey, can you see how I rehung some art in the mirror’s reflection? Thanks for visiting! Related PostsFive Steps For An Updated Dining RoomFaves: Colorful Resort Wear Over 50 and More!Creating a Warmer, Cozier LookMake Your Best Party Platter Ever!