See how Stephen Saint-Onge, designer and Better Homes and Gardens contributer, transforms a problem room into a cozy space for everyone to enjoy.
Stephen chose a beautiful goldenrod yellow that instantly warmed the room and reflected the natural light streaming through the large windows.
Stephen chose fabrics that would give the room character and depth. To select fabrics for your decorating project, follow these simple steps:
1. Start Basic. Choose a color to appear in every fabric and use that as solid on the largest piece of furniture.
2. Add Simple Patterns. Stripes and tone-on-tone circles are classic choices to layer with a solid but are subtle enough that you won't grow tired.
3. Play Up One Piece. Use eye-popping fabric on a single, small piece of furniture such as an ottoman.
Since this room is quite small, Stephen selected proportional furniture that would not make it feel even smaller. An example is the armless settee in the bay window alcove.
These grand windows had no personality but tons of potential.