My attempt at a style cure… the before photos

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So I signed up for Apartment Therapy’s style cure. After spending the weekend not taking inspiration photos as suggested in the syllabus, I did decide that my middle “living room” is in desperate need of some styling. Ideally we would have made the front room be the living/tv room but with the size of our existing furniture and the position(lack) of outlets/cable ports we ultimately decided to use the space in the middle room. Some of it works, and some of it needs some serious attention.

I tried to get the room from some angles… There are things I do like and things that need work (have I told you how much I hate cords?!).

A few things to note; My couch is inherited from my previous apartment. The kitties have destroyed the leather so they are covered with my no-sew slipcovers (dropcloths). I bought the TV cart from Ikea for a different use but I do like it and think that it may become the basis for the color palate… The coffee table and side table are hand-me-downs from my parents. They are in pretty good condition, but one of the two side tables I have has been completely destroyed by water and heat damage… I want to paint it but am very scared to. My lamps came from Salvation Army!

The people at Apartment Therapy say that you have to paint a wall as part of the cure but since my partner is forbidding it per the terms of our lease I will have to come up with a creative solution…

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