Great Room Redesign – Before + After by Calgary Interior Designer


Ready for the Great Room redesign Before + After reveal?? We were super fortunate in that we had a fabulous space to work with – it just needed a bit of refining. Here is the before…


Can you just picture what a great house this is? Great bones to work with which made our job that much easier! The room is awesome and right off the kitchen and as you can see, leads to an outdoor patio with a fireplace! My client had purchased the furniture and area rug, but it needed window coverings, pillows and accessories to bring colour (and life!).

Here is the after…

My client expressed the wish that this would be an adult space and that was our aim (if you recall my previous post, I mentioned she has three cute girls…just wait because soon you’ll see their hang out space). I convinced my client to have the brown chair recovered in a vibrant blue found in the area rug – what a huge difference! The sofa cushion colours are also found in the area rug and bring some much needed glamour and refinement to her cream sofa.

We changed out the mirror above the fireplace and replaced it with a graphic, round mirror to draw the eye, swapped her upholstered ottoman for a new hammered gold one and combined a mixture of existing and new accessories on the ledges. For the window coverings, we added valances above the patio doors for softness and depth as well as to not block the door openings or view.


So… it’s a pretty Great Room hey? (sorry. I had to!)

Next we’ll go upstairs to the Bonus Room (aka: kids hang out space)!


At Stephanie Charest Interior Design we love to help you create a beautiful home so you can live a beautiful life.

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