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A red-and-green makeover for year-round gathering

PAINT, $160. Colors are Lemongrass (two cans) and

PAINT, $160. Colors are Lemongrass (two cans) and Linen White (two cans) by Benjamin Moore, purchased at Janovic’s in Seaford; applied by homeowners.
SOFA, $1,200. From Zimmerman’s Home, Lindenhurst.
COCKTAIL TABLE, $350. From Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Farmingdale.
AREA RUG, $450. From Montauk Rug & Carpet, Farmingdale.
(June 7, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

Donna Lauria says she loves entertaining in the Massapequa home she shares with husband Thomas, 47, and their two children. But space was tight. "We really needed a family room that could work for all of us," says Lauria, 47, of the decision to build an addition onto their house.

When it came time to decorate, she turned to designer Maureen DelPezzo of Be Still Design of Massapequa. Very big into Christmas -- including the colors red, green and gold -- Lauria wanted DelPezzo to incorporate some of her holiday decorations into the design of the 20-by-20-foot space. "It makes me happy to sit in here," says Lauria, who adds that they now have room for big family gatherings.

TOTAL DECOR COST About $11,400 (includes $2,800 designer fee). -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen

BEFORE.
Photo Credit: Maureen DelPezzo

BEFORE.

PAINT, $160. Colors are Lemongrass (two cans) and
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

PAINT, $160. Colors are Lemongrass (two cans) and Linen White (two cans) by Benjamin Moore, purchased at Janovic’s in Seaford; applied by homeowners.
SOFA, $1,200. From Zimmerman’s Home, Lindenhurst.
COCKTAIL TABLE, $350. From Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Farmingdale.
AREA RUG, $450. From Montauk Rug & Carpet, Farmingdale.
(June 7, 2012)

CHANDELIER, $500. From lightinguniverse.com. (June 7, 2012)
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

CHANDELIER, $500. From lightinguniverse.com.
(June 7, 2012)

FLAT-SCREEN TELEVISION, $700. From P.C. Richard & Son,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

FLAT-SCREEN TELEVISION, $700. From P.C. Richard & Son, Bellmore.
LEATHER CHAIR AND OTTOMAN, $550. From Zimmerman’s Home.
GREENERY, existing. This is part of the holiday decorations Lauria keeps up year-round.
(June 7, 2012)

WINDOW TREATMENTS, $1,850. Includes fabric for interior awnings
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

WINDOW TREATMENTS, $1,850. Includes fabric for interior awnings ($500 for two) and Roman shades ($350, for four) from Fabric Mill, Plainview; fabrication ($1,000) by Kathy Lasher Fabric, a designer-only source.
(June 7, 2012)

SPECIALTY LIGHTING, $1,000. This includes low-voltage lighting especially
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

SPECIALTY LIGHTING, $1,000. This includes low-voltage lighting especially designed for places with high ceiling. These illuminate the area in such a way that those below get a true sense of the volume of the space. From eclipselightinginc.com.
(June 7, 2012)

ANTIQUE WAGON WHEEL, a gift. FLORAL QUEEN ANNE
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

ANTIQUE WAGON WHEEL, a gift.
FLORAL QUEEN ANNE CHAIR and OTTOMAN, existing. This is Lauria’s favorite place to sit.
(June 7, 2012)

WALL SCONCES, $300 (for four). From lightinguniverse.com. ACCESSORIES,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

WALL SCONCES, $300 (for four). From lightinguniverse.com.
ACCESSORIES, $250. Includes a metal bird cage, throws, candles, red metal lanterns, pillows, all from various HomeGoods and Yours to Treasure Gift Shoppe, Massapequa Park.
(June 7, 2012)

ANTIQUE RED WATER PUMP, a gift. A cousin
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

ANTIQUE RED WATER PUMP, a gift. A cousin who owns an antique store and knows about Lauria’s love of red found this piece for her.
(June 7, 2012)

FAUX-TIN CEILING, $750. It is painted to look
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

FAUX-TIN CEILING, $750. It is painted to look like tin tiles. Applied by artist Karen Gigante of Sacred Spaces Decorative Painting, Massapequa.
(June 7, 2012)

STOOLS FOR THE COFFEE BAR, $500 (for five).
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

STOOLS FOR THE COFFEE BAR, $500 (for five). Lauria’s selection of fancy coffees and syrups could rival a national chain’s. From Pier 1 Imports, Massapequa.
(June 7, 2012)

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