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HOW TO STYLE AN UGLY COUCH

For the Beach Bungalow project, I am faced with the challenge of disguising an ugly couch. Replacing the couch isn’t a priority, so styling it to fit in with the new décor will be the plan of attack! If you’re faced with the same issue, here are a few simple tips to update an eyesore! STEP 1: Cover the base cushions with an interesting blanket. The blanket I used is actually a Turkish towel that I found at TJ Maxx. STEP 2: Cover the back cushions with a white sheet. STEP 3: Add a rug. The rug pictured is actually two small rugs placed together. I found them at TJ Maxx. Ideally your rug should extend 8" beyond each edge of the couch. STEP 4: Add throw pillows. The square pillows are fro

THE BEACH BUNGALOW

Today I’d like to talk to you about an exciting new project I’m calling the “Beach Bungalow!” It’s a 20’ x 20’ freestanding building that includes a kitchen, dining area, bed, seating area, bathroom, and an adjoining outdoor shower. Over the next month, I’ll be refreshing the space and highlighting its beautiful bones and picturesque, Hamptons location. To begin, here is the floorpan: So let’s address the problems: THE BED: Has nothing going for it, period. THE FIX: Add a fabric headboard to draw the eye up, add sconces on either side of the headboard, and update the bedding. THE DINING CHAIRS: Do not match the sleek dining table. THE FIX: Replace the chairs with modern, white, shell chairs.