Over the past few weeks, I have been posting Canadian Designer Sarah Richardson's renovation of an Ontario farmhouse. With it's hefty 600K budget, it is lovely to watch, but way out of the budget of most people. While Sarah designs the Dream Home, Samantha Pynn is over at Pure Design working on a different kind of budget. So today, I am introducing to some of you Samantha Pynn, a contributing editor at Style@Home magazine, regular decor expert on Cityline, and host of her own show Pure Design.
The premise of the show is to use sustainable products and design, re-use, recyle, and it is mostly done on a realistic, every day budget. In episode 1 Samantha tackles the living room of Lauren and Mike, a couple with a preference for clean, minimal decor.
This is the before.....2 mismatched sofas, Ikea table an a pretty decent fireplace. Nice floors. No wow factor here at all.
Before-This fireplace had nice lines, but could use some dressing up.
And at the other end.....a pretty bland window and TV set.
And here is after. The fireplace has been re-faced with a simple surround and boxy mantle.
A new area rug defines the space. Love the horizontal curtains....
A shiny new table to add sparkle.....
An old cabinet gets a coat of blue paint......
Loads of cushions....all simple and easy to make. I really like the charcoal sofa and chairs...pieces that can be kept for years with a change in pillow to freshen once in a while.
All photos from http://www.hgtv.ca/ (with permission from Samantha)