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Living Room After 2
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The ProjectA "man-cave" of a living room with a fantastic view, with a predominantly brown color theme.
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The Interior DesignerThe designer: Mary-Bryan Peyer of Mary-Bryan Designs. A St. Simons Island interior design firm specialized in residential design, established in 2004.
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Casual ComfortThe bulky, square, wood coffee table, while utilitarian, took up a lot of space in the room.
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Marshside AppealA smaller, circular table with an open base immediately created the look of additional space, and the stone top balanced out the browns of the wood floors and furniture, visually lightening it.
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Lonely ArtA single lonely painting needed some help to add interest and change the focal points in the room.
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Adding Color and TextureMoving another painting to that wall and adding smaller pieces by local artist Glenda Cason added a splash of color.
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An Inspiring ViewMary-Bryan used the beauty of the marsh view and the existing art on the walls as inspiration.
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Blues Ain't BadA blue and white patterned rug and coordinating accent pillows in different styles and textures bring out color in the room.
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Cluttered CornerThe large painting, lamp and decor on this closed writing desk made it look top-heavy.
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Sunny ReflectionsOpening up the desk, moving the lamp, hanging a smaller painting, and adding mirrors to reflect the light and marsh vista from the windows opened up this space.
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The TransformationThe transformation: a bright, airy, cheery, and inviting space with natural elements, such as oyster shell lamps, pottery, baskets, driftwood, and a turtle shell to add interest.
Using furniture and home decor items from Low Country Walk, Petite Maison, Seaside Home, as well as her own inventory from Mary-Bryan Peyer Designs, Mary-Bryan, Marla Melnyk and Laurie Watson (and the heavy-lifting skills of Jessie Merrill) were able to create a cozy and inviting space with bright spots of color and interesting natural touches. Plants from Ace Garden Center and The Vine brought in more life and color. A new table, decorative pillows and a coordinating rug really changed the entire feel of the room. It's amazing what can be done in just a day!