10 amazing room before-and-afters
Before: Dining room
After: Dining room
Apartments like this have more than enough glass, so the corner banquette is built right up against the window, anchoring the room. Banquette covered in black coffee angora mohair from Clarence House is paired with a pedestal table from David Sutherland and chairs from Nancy Corzine.
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Before: Living room
After: Living room
Before: Home office
After: Home office
Designer Nate Berkus turned the space into a true multipurpose room, with a sitting area that's as inviting as the work area. Saddle leather, soft pillows, and a neutral palette tie the room together.
Before: The hallway
In designer T. Keller Donovan's Florida house, the hallway was a plain, overlooked space. He decided to transform it into a gallery.
After: The hallway
A blue and white color scheme brightens the hallway. For his gallery walls, he decided on a George Washington theme with antique prints of the first president. He also added white frames of various shapes and brackets to display objects. "You need a little variation within the theme," the designer says. "Different shapes make it look as if they were collected over time."
Before: Garden room
House Beautiful contributing editor Frances Schultz decided to turn the garage in her East Hampton, New York, cottage, into a garden room. "It has the best light and best views, it was where I'd likely hang out most – particularly in the morning and in warmer months," she says.
After: Garden room
The garden room was transformed with a green and white palette. The Carleton V wallpaper makes the room crisp, summery and bold.