When the owner of a historic Georgetown row house married, he and his wife hired Ame Gold to turn his thrown-together bachelor pad—including the living room—into a space that would merge their tastes and feel like a home.
|The fireplace wall was dated-looking, with niches for art that took up space but were not useful.||The niches have been closed up and wood shelves display accessories, with a built-in cupboard on one side.|
|A black-painted fireplace surround was dark and boring; plain white walls didn’t help.||Mother-of-pearl mosaic tile surrounds the fireplace, while the interior was lightened with white paint. A grasscloth wall covering draws the eye.|
|A sparse mishmash of furnishings left the room feeling empty, with no place to gather.||An existing sofa was repurposed in the living room; coffee tables from Lexington Home Brands and a Century armchair make the space inviting.|
|A ceiling fixture and undressed windows left the room cold.||Recessed lights and Kravet draperies convey warmth.|