A busy mom brought her eclectic style to every room in her family's home -- except one. Martha Stewart Living home editor, Stephen Earle, came in to help her redecorate her bedroom.
Laura Harrigan, freelance art director, lives in a traditional home filled with some not-so-traditional furniture along with her husband and three children. A flea-market scavenger, Laura pairs modern with old, eccentric with staid. Around the corner from the butterfly stool in the entryway, chartreuse walls and a curvaceous lamp brighten up the breakfast room.
In the living room, Philippe Starck chairs sit next to a weathered celadon cabinet. The pale-orange walls unite this unexpected pair.
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Stephen focused on enhancing what was already in the room, and removing any unnecessary pieces. His person mantra was, ''You don't have to throw out what you have. Think: what already works? The make a few additions''. Within a few days-- and without spending more than $1,000-- he had given Harrigan's bedroom a sleek new style.
Sometimes the smallest decision can have the biggest effect. In this case, moving the bed a bit to the right freed up the porch door and opened up space for a new wicker arm chair. All together, Stephen's additions gave the master bedroom and intimate and warm feel.
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