A Colorful Transformation

June 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Magazine Articles | Leave a comment
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LEO interiors is thrilled to be featured in this month’s Denver Life magazine for a complete home makeover that was done without knocking down a single wall, disrupting a room for long periods of time, or displacing the homeowners.  Using color, pattern, fabric, and existing accessories, Lane Oliver created a rich new look for what had previously been a house dominated by beiges.

For a brief glimpse of what was before:

And after:

Working around pieces the owners already had in the home was essential to a makeover project that was as unobtrusive to the homeowners as possible.  Oliver noticed a recurring theme of Asian urns and ceramics in the home.  These pieces featured beautiful, deep shades of red, green, and blue that would become the basis for the new décor.  A cohesive look developed throughout the home as Oliver paired rich colors with interesting furniture and creative paint finishes.

Faux finishing and paint were imperative in reducing the need for any sort of structural changes to the living room.  Dark green tile surrounding the fireplace and woodwork in the living room were no longer going to work with the style of the room post-makeover.  Oliver brought in a faux finisher to create an exquisite medallion design covering the tile around the fireplace.   Now the fireplace not only mimics the patterns and colors seen throughout the entire home, but it has become a focal point of the living room.   The once white and gold leafed woodwork was painted a dark brown that pops against the green of the walls while echoing the color of the wood on the furniture.

The master bedroom uses bold red and chocolate brown to create a high drama design.  This sophisticated bedroom is stylish yet cozy and warm.  The crisp white linens atop the open bed keep the room feeling spacious, while the sitting area with upholstered chairs is perfect for curling up in the evening.

The monochromatic, muted guest bedroom is a stark contrast to the master bedroom.   Inspired by the small decorative writing desk, the guest bedroom is an example of how serene and lovely a one color palate can be.

The homeowners were ecstatic with the transformation that LEO Interiors was able to achieve while cooperating with their goal of avoiding any construction or major changes that would disrupt their home.  Repurposing existing pieces and adding fabrics, furniture, and paint created a look that completely changed the former feel of the home into one that is full of color, drama, and style.

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