Home design ideas: Transforming a dated space into a colorful movie room

A comfy sofa and saturated paint colors help refresh a Brockton family room.
A comfy sofa and saturated paint colors help refresh a Brockton family room.Ridgelight Studio

The family room addition of this Brockton home needed some major sprucing up. The faux brick backdrop for the wood stove in a corner was an eyesore, as was the brown carpet and taupe tile floor. Furthermore, the loveseat, also a dull brown, was too small. “The couple wanted to use the room to watch television but leave enough floor space for their toddler to roam around freely,” says Vanessa Pierre, founder of Vannie Paradis Design Studio.

1 The coffee table’s marble top is heavy enough that it won’t tip over while its round shape eases circulation.

2 Sherwin-Williams Naval paint gives the room a moody feel. “The rest of home is done in creams and beige, so I wanted to introduce something different,” Pierre says. “Movie rooms should be cozy.”

3 The couple commissioned

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Home design ideas: The magic a new window (and dining room built-ins) can do

A new window brought some much needed sunlight into this North Andover dining room.
A new window brought some much needed sunlight into this North Andover dining room.From Kite Interior Design

As soon as Cibele Flamurtari stepped into this North Andover dining room, she knew it needed a window. “I told the clients that the space would not be beautiful without more sunlight,” says the principal of Kite Interior Design. Although initially hesitant about adding to the budget, once the team broke through the side wall, the owners were thrilled. “She couldn’t believe the difference,” Flamurtari says. “Natural light makes the whole design.”

1 The crisp dining table counterbalances detailed crown moldings. The simple but sturdy chairs are upholstered in performance fabric. “The client works at the table every day, so the chairs had to be comfortable,” Flamurtari says.

2 The textured glass chandelier mimics the lines of the table and ties to the reeded glass door panels. “The client first thought it

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Best School Design Ideas (Happy Home Paradise)

The first facility players will need to design in ACNH Happy Home Paradise is a school, and there are some interesting design ideas to explore.

While playing the Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players will design five facilities, including a school. There are a few requirements that need to be met, but players have control over all of the design choices as well as the layout of the classroom. When building the school, there are a few things to consider to optimize the facility while creating a unique and interesting design.

Each school requires a teacher’s desk, four chairs, and at least two desks for students. There are a few instances where players will need to go to the school, such as learning to add bugs to vacation home exteriors in ACNH. The more seats and desks there are, the fuller each class will

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Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive With These Inexpensive Decor Ideas

The kitchen is the most underrated but highly crucial space in your house. We often spend a huge amount and time revamping our dining or living area, but hardly pay attention to upgrading the kitchen. The home décor designs keep changing frequently but you don’t always have to match up with the current styles. However, you can always take some inspiration from the latest design options and recreate it with simple décor DIY and tricks in your kitchen.

Revamp Your Cabinets



a stove top oven sitting inside of a kitchen: kitchen less expensive looking


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The cabinets in your kitchen are the focal point and need special care and attention while revamping the space. You can upgrade your cabinets by painting them with warm and monochrome shades or opt for bright and vibrant colours against the soft beige walls. In case you have open kitchen shelves then you can put your dish collection on the

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