Room Transformation: An Orange “Unsightly Texas Chunky” Before to a Fresh Updated After — Professional Project


Project by: Lesley Myrick of Lesley Myrick Art + Design
Location: Waco, Texas

Lesley was charged with upgrading this Texas living space. Her clients space was less groovy ’60s modern and more pre-fab ’60s outdated. The room is an add on that had a few key elements with serious potential. Lesley made some smart upgrades to those (hello refreshed built-ins) and got ride of the orange-ish ceiling beams. The new color palette helped play up the abundance of natural light the glass doors afford, and gave the space a breezy and relaxing atmosphere.

Lesley’s clients wanted a fresh, family-friendly makeover while staying true to the era and architecture of their home, and she delivered…

Lesley transformed this retro ’60s add-on room by toning down the color of the beams and ceiling fan blades with a deep grey/brown wash. She added doors to the built-ins and painted them a pretty grey, and completely redesigning the fireplace mantle from “unsightly Texas chunky” to “hey that’s a pretty mantle!”

Once the fixed elements were playing nice together, an eclectic mix of textured neutral furnishings and colorful accessories with a show-stopping area rug totally transformed the space.

Resource list:

  • Sectional: Cococo Home
  • Arc lamp: West Elm
  • Curtains: West Elm
  • Accent pillows: Lulu & Georgia, West Elm, Target
  • Sheepskin: IKEA
  • Chartreuse bench: West Elm
  • Area rug: Wayfair
  • Built-in hardware: Schoolhouse Electric
  • Tray on coffee table: World Market
  • Wall color: Sherwin Williams SW 6385 Dover
  • White Built-in color: Sherwin Williams SW 7044 Amazing Grey

Thanks so much, Lesley! You can see more of this project and others on Lesley’s website.

Can’t get enough fireplace transformations? Stoke that particular design fire with another stellar fireplace transformation or peruse a few bedrooms with fireplaces. Happy hearth hunting!

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