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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

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