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Creating an Elegant Living Room

Lisa Quinn turns a dull living room into a modern space with some really fun touches. She used the living room at the Martin Designers Showcase Home in California as inspiration for her makeover.
Living Room Decor Tips:
  • In a small room, the use of an interesting rug may make up for the absence of accessories and colorful artwork.
  • Use anti-slip underlays in order to keep any rug in place.
  • If you have kids or pets, choose durable couches (leather or corduroy).
  • If your fire place looks dated consider painting it. It can make it look more modern.
Shopping for a Dining Room Table:
  • Before choosing a dining room table, remember to measure your dining room. Don't forget you will need space for the chairs and you should be able to walk around the table.
  • Chairs without solid backs ("airy spaces" with bars between) can make them appear as if they aren't taking too much space
  • A more rustic finish will hide the normal wear and tear of young family members.
  • Clear tables take up less space visually and work well in small spaces.
  • A round table usually takes up less space.
Creating a Beautiful Faux Flower and Twig Arrangement:
  • Buy long twigs (you can find them at many stores including IKEA)
  • Find pretty white paper flowers in two sizes (Michael's carries a selection of faux white flowers in their wedding section)
  • The flowers should have small wires on the back
  • Use the wires to wrap around the twigs.
  • Spread out the flowers and use two different size flowers. Don't use too many flowers, just a few for a delicate look.
  • Use the glue gun to keep flowers in place if needed
  • Cut your twigs to the desired size
  • Use a clear vase to place twigs in
You have a beautiful arrangement that will last and won't cost a fortune.

For more information about the crew:
Paint- Kellymoore.com
Furniture Assembly- Konkordassembly.com
IKEA- IKEA.com

Segment 1
Lisa Quinn meets Meagan
Lisa Quinn meets Meagan
Lisa Quinn checks out Meagan's living room. She comes up with a design plan for the space.
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Segment 2
Finding a Dining Table
Finding a Dining Table
Lisa Quinn needs to find a dining room for Meagan's room. Meagan and her husband love to entertain, but it's not a huge space. Lisa has to find a table that will allow them to entertain without feeling too bulky.
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Segment 3
Faux Flower and Twig Arrangement
Faux Flower and Twig Arrangement
Lisa Quinn creates a beautiful faux flower and twig arrangement. It's an inexpensive way to create a big impact in a room.
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Segment 4
Does Meagan like the Design?
Does Meagan like the Design?
Lisa Quinn takes an outdated living room and transforms it into an elegant living room. It's the perfect space for the newlyweds who love to entertain.
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Behind the Scenes Photos: Elegant Living Room
Go behind the scenes as Lisa Quinn creates an elegant living room for Meagan.
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Photos: Living Room at Martin Designers Showcase Home
Lisa Quinn uses the living room at the Martin Designers Showcase Home as her inspiration.
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Before and After Photos: Elegant Living Room
See how Lisa Quinn turns this dull living room into a modern space.
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