A common problem with many living spaces is either going too overboard with stuff that the whole space feels unpleasant, or trying to go minimal and ending up with a room that feels empty. But there’s a perfect sweet spot where you can have a room that has just the right amount of elements. We think this living room gets it just right.
Name: Hannah Brown of Hannah Brown Interiors Location: Bishopston, Bristol, United Kingdom Size: 1991 square feet Years lived in: 4 years Hannah Brown’s home has a distinctly English charm that seems entirely appropriate to a Victorian townhouse. But this family home is anything but stuffy. By combining antiques with more modern pieces — in particular, a few well-chosen light fixtures — she’s created a mix that’s fresh, but respectful of the home’s history.
Yikes. That’s what I thought when I saw the ‘before’ version of Lisa and Brian’s Brooklyn kitchen. Old cabinets covered in so many layers of paint the doors would no longer close, peeling vinyl flooring, ancient wood-grain (!) laminate countertops — this kitchen had it all. And not in a good way. Oh, and also the oven didn’t work. It was time for a change.