After: Airy cottage
The living room is now a colorful new gathering area. Light floods into the room and reflects off the white walls and mantel.
For contrast, the wooden floors are stained in a custom mix of ebony and dark walnut shades; the high-gloss polyurethane top coat reflects even more light.
Designer Julie Hart sparks the interiors with colorful accent pillows, throws, and pottery that she coordinates with a rotating collection of art.
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