Interior design tips to help you redesign your living room

There’s a lot that goes into redesigning a room and transforming it into a space that fits your personal style. Kristen Pawlak, owner and interior designer at KP Designs/ Decorating Den Interiors, 8003 Vine Crest Ave., says that before starting a project, she spends a significant amount of time getting to know her clients.

“There’s actually a lot we want to know,” she said. “We ask a lot of questions (and) we do house tours.”

During these tours, Pawlak uncovers clients’ likes and dislikes, discusses their inspiration, and determines what, if any, of their current furniture and accessories will remain.

“We (also) talk a lot about the function of a space,” she added. “We get to know them. … Not only (which) colors and patterns (they like) and things like that, but if (there are) certain places they travel, or they love, or hobbies, or interests. … It’s a little bit of those kinds of personal notes that will feed into a design.”

Pawlak has owned Decorating Den since 2009, and since then, has designed countless spaces. Here are a few that offer three distinct living room looks.

Sleek sophistication

A set of bright white chests flank the fireplace.

Pawlak describes the homeowner of this new build as being contemporary and sleek in her tastes. She loves white and grays, which have been accented with hints of black and gold.

“She wanted a beautiful, clean, … sparkling, white kind of look,” Pawlak said. “Even the lighting had to be daylight LEDs — no soft white lights … or cream, or off-white, or anything.”

To maintain that clean, seamless look throughout the room, Pawlak used the same upholstery in the chairs and sofa.

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