Room makeover: Living room goes from bare to bold
Lorraine and Tom OKeefe of Oyster Bay were starting from scratch when they finally decided to furnish their living room, which lacked even a chair.We knew we didnt want a television in there, but werent sure about what we did want, says Lorraine, a physical therapist.
The family turned to designer Kelly Dall of Kelly Dall Interior Design of Huntington.It was a very linear room, so I wanted to add as many nonlinear elements as I could, says Dall. In addition to accenting the room with bold, formal trim, she added lush fabrics and a gas fireplace. The rooms colors are neutral; Dall chose to layer texture to give the room more interest.
TOTAL COST OF LIVING ROOM: $40,428 (includes $1,500 fee from Dall). Sylvia E. King-Cohen