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AFTER BUILT-IN BOOKCASES, $9,165 (for two). Fabrication by (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

AFTER
BUILT-IN BOOKCASES, $9,165 (for two).
Fabrication by Artisan.
SOFA, $4,000.
Includes fabric ($2,100) from Duralee Fabrics in Syosset, and sofa frame ($1,900), provided through Kelly Dall Interior Design. (September 2012)

Room makeover: Living room goes from bare to bold

Lorraine and Tom O'Keefe of Oyster Bay were starting from scratch when they finally decided to furnish their living room, which lacked even a chair. "We knew we didn't want a television in there, but weren't 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 room's 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

BEFORE. Lorraine and Tom O'Keefe of Oyster Bay
(Credit: Kelly Dall Interior Design)

BEFORE. Lorraine and Tom O'Keefe of Oyster Bay had left their living room bare for years as they pondered what to do with it.

BEFORE. Lorraine and Tom O'Keefe of Oyster Bay
(Credit: Kelly Dall Interior Design)

BEFORE. Lorraine and Tom O'Keefe of Oyster Bay had left their living room bare for years as they pondered what to do with it.

AFTER PAINT, $800. Colors are Putnam Ivory by
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

AFTER
PAINT, $800.
Colors are Putnam Ivory by Benjamin Moore, applied by Artisan Design Build Remodel, East Norwich.
FIREPLACE, $12,580.
The O’Keefes decided to treat themselves. Includes heating cover ($2,000), gas fireplace ($6,000), mantel stone and tile ($3,600), and redoing the floor ($980), all done by Artisan.

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AFTER BUILT-IN BOOKCASES, $9,165 (for two). Fabrication by
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

AFTER
BUILT-IN BOOKCASES, $9,165 (for two).
Fabrication by Artisan.
SOFA, $4,000.
Includes fabric ($2,100) from Duralee Fabrics in Syosset, and sofa frame ($1,900), provided through Kelly Dall Interior Design. (September 2012)

MOLDING, $3,600. By Artisan Design Build Remodel, East
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

MOLDING, $3,600.
By Artisan Design Build Remodel, East Norwich. (September 2012)

LAMPS, $1,150 (for two). The room’s large windows
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

LAMPS, $1,150 (for two).
The room’s large windows offer plenty of natural light, but these add to the cozy feel of the room when the fireplace is lit. From The Lighting Gallery, Huntington Station.
GLASS END TABLES, $700 (for two).
The use of glass further lightens the room and gives it a more open feel. From Global Views, a designer-only firm.
(September 2012)

ZEBRA PRINT ON HAIR RUG, $1,100. This is
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

ZEBRA PRINT ON HAIR RUG, $1,100.
This is one of two different animal prints she used in the room. From Stark Carpet, purchased through Dall.
COCKTAIL TABLE, $150.
From Kelly Dall Interior Design.
LACQUER TRAY, $195.
From Just 4 the Home, Huntington.
RIBBED URNS, $280 (for two).
A close look shows they mirror the legs of the sofa (see next photo). From Just 4 the Home.
(September 2012)

SOFA FEET, which are mimicked in the ribbed
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

SOFA FEET, which are mimicked in the ribbed vases on the coffee table. (September 2012)

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FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, $100 (for two). From Main Street
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, $100 (for two).
From Main Street Nursery, Huntington.
(September 2012)

LARGE URNS, $758 (for two). Dall chose these
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

LARGE URNS, $758 (for two).
Dall chose these urns in a subtle blue to accent the wall and trim colors. From Global Views, a designer-only source.
FIREPLACE ARTWORK, a gift.
Painted by the designer.
(September 2012)

ACCENT PILLOWS, $250 (for two). Fabric was remnants,
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

ACCENT PILLOWS, $250 (for two).
Fabric was remnants, fabrication through Kelly Dall Interior Design.
(September 2012)

WINDOW TREATMENT, $700. While Lorraine O’Keefe and Dall
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

WINDOW TREATMENT, $700.
While Lorraine O’Keefe and Dall wanted to go without window treatments, they deferred to Tom O’Keefe’s desire for more privacy. Includes panels ($500 for four) from Pottery Barn, Melville; and hardware ($200) from Kelly Dall Interior Design.
(September 2012)

CHEETAH-PRINT CHAIRS, $2,800 (for two). Fabric ($1,200) by
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

CHEETAH-PRINT CHAIRS, $2,800 (for two).
Fabric ($1,200) by Duralee and frame ($1,600), purchased through Dall.
(September 2012)

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THE DINING AREA. (September 2012)
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

THE DINING AREA.
(September 2012)

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING. (September 2012)
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING. (September 2012)

CLEAN LINES AND NEUTRAL TONES IN THE KITCHEN.
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

CLEAN LINES AND NEUTRAL TONES IN THE KITCHEN.
(September 2012)

DOUBLE SINK in the renovated bathroom. (September 2012)
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

DOUBLE SINK in the renovated bathroom.
(September 2012)

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