Part two of the midcentury modern spruce up covers the living area and the guest powder room. There was a not very good shade of crimson as the accent throughout. It just had to go and a more serene color scheme take over.
The only thing I could think of for the powder room was a black and white scheme since I know that we couldn’t replace the black floor or wall mounted faucet. Making lemonade out of lemons, we painted over the yellow Venetian plaster with white and swapped out the light and the sink. The black slate floor with red accent tile was covered up with a large mat. And other black and white accessories were brought in to complete the scheme. The only thing that was rejected was the wallpaper. It was too much of an investment for a temporary freshening up.
We ended up installing a mirror from Ebay which was the perfect vintage Danish shape instead of teh modern mirror originally shown. Otherwise, here is the transformation.
Moving onto the living room: lots of glass, lots of red.
I really wanted to bring in more wood, via chunky shelves to match the mantel, and neutral greys. Painting a new accent color had the biggest impact since we couldn’t change the tile surround on the fireplace. This is the main entertaining space for guests so higher quality accessories were procured. Dwell Studio rugs, an amazing chrome Sputnick chandelier, and designer pillows.
The final touch was a little styling work on the shelves and voila, the room is ready.